|Artificial (Phony) UnderWater
Slow burning type of solid alcohol fireworks originally designed for cooking on camping trips, but used for years by Italian filmakers
to create snow effects. If you light it and then blow out the flame, it will smolder and produce fine white flakes, which when fed
through a fan, tend to float for several minutes rather than fall straight down.
It aslo has the capability of eddying if someone moves through it. Even the updraught from a hot lamp will cause it to swirl in the way
people have come ot expect from seeing actual underwater movies. But its overriding advantage is that it is totally degradable,
evaporating to nothing the instant it touches the floor.
|Technique used on "Leviathan" - 1988
Alex Thomson BSC
shot at 48 fps