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    Has anyone ever done a large scale fire scene? I was thinking ( which always gets me in trouble) that one of the silos in the barn would make a perfect furnace. The entryway could be where the bodies of the bad people get stuffed in and the silo itself could be the furnace. Kind of a hell scene if you can picture it. Apparently it can be done with fog and fans but I can't seem to find any detailed info on actual construction. Ant input greatly appreciated.
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    Lets see.

    I believe Terra had a reasonable fire effect one year.

    I can't remember who, but I've seen a burning house scene before.

    I've seen steam/light/fan things commercially available that look good but co$t.

    With the silo situation you have a projected fire on scrim would be reasonably easy to pull off.
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    Hm.

    I'm certain Terra's fire was 2007. The Terra Queen's big night

    I'm almost positive there was a video of the effect on that throne, but not in that thread apparently.

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    Hey,

    I use one of these in my underworld theme. It's essentially a series of fans blowing a silk sheet with lights. This ones about 4.5 ft tall. I am sure you could reproduce this easily.





    There's also the Chauvet RBG Geyser




    Frankly Unorthodox's recommendation for a projection could be great too.

    Lots of choices...good luck.
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    I have seen this done with silk, also thin plastic painters film, LED lights and fans as well; of course I can't find links either...

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    Found the house fire scene I was talking about:

    My house caught on fire.

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    Thanks for the input folks.
    Unorthodox
    Thanks so much for the link.
    I saw this video on Youtube when I was searching for the effect and really liked it. Now I know just how it was done.

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    Member ghostland820 had a ghost that set their house on fire! It was AMAZING!!! I think they also had a behind the scenes video.

    Setting My House on Fire

    You could also do a projection. The Hi-Rez Designs Pirate Elements dvd has what looks like two fire projection videos, one closer up view and one further back.

    https://www.hi-rezdesigns.com/store/...cat=249&page=1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=112lEyLX_GY

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    The Hi Rez video is pretty awesome Thanks. As the silo is circular I would like to have the effect of a burning pit so don't think rear projection would work. Still cool stuff.

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    I use the flame cauldrons for my cemetery gates, and in the hands of my Grimm. It's nothing more than orange/yellow lights, silk fabric, and a fan.

    So let's upscale the design. My project for next year will have corner towers for my cemetery fence, but I want to build my own flame cauldrons. I want really big tall flames. So I'm not using PC chassis fans, I'm upgrading to those 9-inch fans and two feet worth of flame materials. I have to test what looks best, between the silk fabric and the plastic bags. I figure I'll start with 13-gallon kitchen garbage bags, and slice and shred the bottom, to attach around the fan. Then I want to use orange Xmas lights or rope light, to wrap the flames.

    I'll document everything once I start this. I figure if the fan's strong enough, I can get really tall flames. Then you could place these into witch cauldrons, or plastic flower planters.

 

 

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