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So my question is, what can I use in place of a fog machine when I'm not able to use it at certain venues??
We all know the lights and lasers look better with a little bit of fog, lol!!
A picture while I was setting up.
Posté Sun 22 Oct 17 @ 2:16 pm
Lights look much better with fog,
Sometimes the smoke detectors can be put on hold and fire alarm activated by personel.
But often they refuse to allow fog machines.
So any advice in this thread will be of interest also for me
Posté Sun 22 Oct 17 @ 4:04 pm
Pangolin may know since they have to deal with this often.
Posté Sun 22 Oct 17 @ 4:59 pm
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Posté Sun 22 Oct 17 @ 7:11 pm
carrying documentation to show the venue that the wouldn't need to worry might help.
but in a pinch you could have 2-3 chavs with their vap e-cigs and tell them to puff away
Posté Mon 23 Oct 17 @ 12:32 am
Posté Mon 23 Oct 17 @ 2:00 am
But it seems that haze machines set them off less so that probably the way to go for now.
Posté Mon 23 Oct 17 @ 2:39 am
dunno. wish I had more info on them
Posté Mon 23 Oct 17 @ 3:04 am
Other places you just don't know. All you can do is ask the premise manager,
Hazers are better than foggers but it ain't guaranteed they won't trip
Posté Mon 23 Oct 17 @ 6:20 am
So..no smoke or haze machine or anything else, it's not worth the trouble.
In the UK we can't even smoke a fag..not that I would. Once upon a time I might get a smoker to exhale in front of my lights lol. It's sad.
This of course means you choose lighting which works well without smoke, or whatever and I would also suggest in well lit rooms ! Those selling DJ lights often demonstrate them in dark rooms using a smoke machine, and they look great..but that's not the real world that we face.
Another point..get public liability insurance since some people might be looking for something to fall over, and then make a claim for damages. This has never happened to me but it's a possibility.
Watch out for your customers, I regard some people as not worth the risk, so I would avoid their work. Hence you build up a good client base. If your a bit of a gangster you can profit from any job..but that's not my style.
Posté Mon 23 Oct 17 @ 11:03 am
Posté Mon 23 Oct 17 @ 12:43 pm
Human Fog Machine
Posté Mon 23 Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm
Posté Mon 23 Oct 17 @ 2:41 pm
Do like your setup (pic)
Posté Mon 23 Oct 17 @ 2:54 pm
A school or boardroom ultra short throw projector is fine since all the videos at the likes of Extendamix are 720i. Therefore a 1200 x 800 resolution is fine. 1080i is still not really needed.
Posté Mon 23 Oct 17 @ 4:36 pm
With those, it's highly unlikely that it would set anything off, because it's so fine. It would also go unnoticed by any venue jobsworths. It'd be up to you to take the chance of using it against the venue's wishes though...
The one I have is called a Look Unique.
Posté Mon 23 Oct 17 @ 5:03 pm
I have used many smoke machines in the past and never set off a fire alarm !
However.. I got fed up with being told off by management.
The ill health brigade are a nuisance..they are not well and will blame us.
It's a bit different for me as opposed to a normal DJ. I try to put on a show and so want a lit stage area for performers (any type). That means I need brighter than normal disco lights.
Posté Mon 23 Oct 17 @ 5:12 pm