A long-forgotten relic has to be rescued out of party city: A 1000-Watt Fog Machine. After a first test we are sure: the never-used-in-film-school machine will serve us for many years to come!
Let's Go Shopping for Fog
On September 13th, Tobias and I went to party city to find out the rumor of fog machine. On one of the movie set, Tobias used a fog machine, which was bought from party city according to the other crews, and it worked great. If so, Prodigium Pictures has to try at least! Fog machine is usually expensive equipment of the filmmaking, and so it usually makes the scene more dramatic and of course cinematic as many director loves to use those equipment. Steven Spielberg often uses fog machine as his DP does love the fog machine. (the movie, 'A.I.' used a lot of foggy scene.)
Anyway, fog machine... if it is really cheap and works great, there is no way we don't use it, right? So after hours of work for Prodigium Pictures, we drove (of course our lovely Pontiac Firebird) to Party City of Compton nearby our house in Long Beach. Luckily because of the helloween season, Party City had a stock of fog machine at the store. Here is important point. Before you or we buy fog machines, usually we want to know how good its result is, right? So we inspected the box of fog machine to check how strong the power needs. OMG, it required 1000W in 120V environment. Super strong machine. We got excited to see the result, but the sample machine we found at the store was broken. Since we didn't want to lose the opportunity, we bought $60 fog machine in the end. Here are two photos of us having a good time in the Party City.
Ok, so next day, we unpackaged the box and configured the liquid bottle that created fog. To start fulfilling the room with fog, the machine needed to be charged fully. So we wait for like 10 minutes to get it ready. Now here is the result of what we bought. Check this out.