Atmospheric effects include a wide variety of meteorological facts like fog, haze, steam, snow, ice, water, rain, hale, smoke and wind.
FOG AND SMOKE EFFECTS
Smoke effects date back to the early days of film making.
There are various ways to make fog and smoke, with dry ice – frozen carbon dioxide, sometimes used in a combination of diffusion foggers -,vaporized glycols or smoke generating devices that work with heating flammable liquids. Visually, there is no big difference between fog and smoke, but you can get a more “foggy” or “smoky” look to the shot if you want.
Check out our gallery to see some options for fog and smoke and let us know if you need anything else – we can do it!
Dust effects and movie dirt enhance the film’s atmosphere and are usually made for exterior sets in war scenes, for example. The key to them is to keep the whole area of the shot in balance. They are usually made using special tools like dust guns and mortar pots. The types of dust can also vary greatly, depending on the desired effect. Bentonit is the main natural material used, but it can be replaced by cork, peat or different types of bark.
Rain effects provide relevant production value to your film in an inexpensive yet very expressive way. Different moods and atmospheres can always be expanded by a gentle shower or by a massive thunderstorm, by floods or drippings icicles that make your film unique.
Rain effects mean taste and timing combined with a large variety of specialized equipment. They are usually made with rain towers, water and pressure hoses, pumps and manifolds, rain spinners or hand held rain rigs.
In the film industry, artificial snow is made using natural ingredients like cellulose, salt, magnesium salt, paraffin, cotton blankets, polymer to obtain snowfall and flocking effects, snow blankets or snow sets and even frozen windows and different objects, footsteps in the snow or snowballs.
Both indoor and outdoor shootings can be delighted with artificial snow which we can provide in manual and automatic systems, depending on your needs.
Wind effects can also create drama, but they are also used for the realistic touch of a scene – on a boat for example, or on top of the mountain which is not really a mountain, or when traveling on top of a car which is rolling in a film studio. Wind effects are made by fans of various sizes or air compressors (air hoses, venturi systems).