a case of the vapours
Posted 03 June 2005 - 12:07 PM
I'm to shoot some static monologues on DV, which are to be video projected onto a column of rising steam in a darkened space. Then, I'm to Steadicam shoot that, 360 degrees.
I've been asked to take charge technically too. So far, I don't forsee any problems, but must admit to being completely beggared in the imagination department. Has anyone ever projected onto steam? Has anyone ever tried shooting something projected onto steam, from all angles?
Any nuggets of advice would be welcome,
Posted 04 June 2005 - 10:39 AM
works on any particle stuff, smoke, dust or steam
But a real image is more difficult.
I´m sure you can program a laser-system to get a detailed image, will be probably monochromatic and with limited shades of gray/light, but that might be better anyway as the steam will provide the different shades in densities of steam droplets.
Posted 04 June 2005 - 01:41 PM
It will be standard video projection, but I'll shoot the projection material in B+W. If It really doesn't look like anything, I'll hide a big sheet of glass in the steam column. We'll see. I'll let you know how it goes, if you like.
Khawp khun khrap,
Posted 04 June 2005 - 09:52 PM
An interesting project, let me know how it worked out.
Mai pen rai, sawaddee krap
Posted 04 June 2005 - 10:09 PM
Posted 05 June 2005 - 04:03 PM
Good luck either way...you'll need it.
Posted 05 June 2005 - 04:51 PM
keep other lights low to get an effect. I ve projected through firework smoke (only textures) and I ve seen some wicked projections through waterfalls, waterfountains and other water spray type stuff.
Ive done stage shows where my projectors are rear projecting onto the screens and they ve cracked out the dry ice and it looked cool. (to me behind the screens).
try it out. Just get a smoke machine and a projector and see how it looks. Rob is very right though... very simple block colour images.
Weve all shot the cheesy horror movie shot where you drench the area in smoke and put a massive light behind your monster to have his shadow loom above you throught the smoke
its going to be hit and miss though at best.
I am sure if you search the archives of the cinematography forum this has been deliberated at lengh
also check the VJ forums (visual jockeys)
Posted 06 June 2005 - 07:26 AM
You have given me much food for thought. I'll post again in 2 weeks to tell how (or if) it worked out.