Take Your Stage Into the Woods

Disney’s recent adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods for the big screen not only performed well at the box office, it’s also poised to capture three Oscars this weekend – including nominations for Dennis Gassner, Production Designer and Anna Pinnock, Set Decorator in the category of Best Production Design of a Feature-Length Film. Being…

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Let Your Camera See The Light

Smoke, fog, mist, haze – no matter what you call it, using this technique adds a distinctive look to your images. Light is invisible – you, and your camera, can only see it once it reflects off of something like a person, tree, wall, etc. Whether you’re shooting stills or video, sometimes you want to…

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Creating a Smoke Screen for a New Look

Fog, smoke, mist and haze effects have been incorporated into productions of all types and sizes to evoke an emotional response from the viewer. In some cases, the fog is actually a central character to the action. For example, the 2005 remake of “The Fog” made its smoky mist an antagonist that the other characters…

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Special Effects Technique: Ducting Fog

It’s a common problem – You want fog to appear from a specific spot, but there is no physical way to get a fog machine with all of its necessary fluid, power and control needs hidden into that area of the set.  The solution is ducting the fog from an area off-set to the spot…

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The First 100 Years: From Gel & Foggers To Paint & Rotators – Adding the Rest of the Range

In this final Spectrum chapter examining Rosco’s 100 year history, we continue to look at the events that influenced Rosco’s development and, in turn, shaped our industry. So far, we’ve learned how Rosco got its start and how gel, gobos and fog machines were introduced. As of today, we have several hundred products from ten…

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Low Lying Fog

One of the videos on our Rosco YouTube Channel illustrates how to create low-lying fog using a Rosco Fog Machine and the Rosco Cold Flow. The video was posted up just in time for Halloween, which is an obvious time for using low lying fog to create a creepy effect. Low lying fog is also…

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