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#16 wjames

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:32 AM

proper water plooms in films are not done using HE.

theyre done with a air canon..........

#17 Toby_129

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 06:30 PM

proper water plooms in films are not done using HE.

theyre done with a air canon..........


Depends on the productions requirements, and the proximity of the crew/cast. The water hits in the Thames boat chase for The World is Not Enough were Nonel initiated HE.

#18 wjames

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 08:25 PM

true...........


i'll alter my statement to " Lots of plooms are done using compressed air"

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 06:05 PM

now, i know where not talking abbout it right now, but its sfx i made this small device, on HFM pyrotechnics (im not shure if anyone has herd of it, but its good for all that sorta stuff) they cost like £28.36 for a small "eletric explosion simulator" but i made one real easy. i just used pot perc, fine MgAl and slightly rougher MgAl (and obs used the diper method to mix) and i mixed it something like 3g pot perc and 6g MgAl or something like that... and if you put it in a small tube(with no nozzle, just some tissue paper to stop it comming out and useing a visco fuse) , you get a verry pleasing eletric explosion sfx rig, or you could use them for the beggining / end of a pyro show. alternatley you could just make one (better for larger ones, to make safer) like you would make a cremora but substute your coffee cremer/charcole or whatever with a bit of metal powder (like MgAl)

hope this helped :)

#20 andyboy

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:37 AM

it looks like a waterplume will remain a mystery all i get is a loud click or crack followed by a gas and smoke bubble.


I believe you are placing your charges to deep, a water-plume is best done by placing a charge ½ meter under the surface or using a larger charge off course. I have heard that many utilise zink/sulphur propellant placed in a steel mortar standing on the bottom of the pond or lake or ...

Edited by Richard H, 20 January 2009 - 10:01 PM.


#21 Richard H

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 10:03 PM

A gentle reminder that HE discussion on this forum is to be limited to commercial products and professional use only. Non professional HE experiments with regards to practical SFX is not advisable or recommended.

#22 Pyromancer

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:06 PM

Hi Chaps,

As a newbee on the forum, I was silly enough to offer a presentation for the AGM on an SFX job I did for a feature film. It has been accepted, so I hope I can tempt some of you with an SFX biase to attend.

The presentation will be about the demolition of a large scale model of an indian temple that I did for a movie called "The Fall" (now out on DVD - get them while they're hot). The work involved numerous test firings and I eventually ended up using 176 individual sequenced charges to create the effect of a shockwave travelling though the structure.

I hope this'll be of interest and get more people to attend the AGM on the 21st March.

BTW I got some pretty good water plumes (and a few floaty fish) when I used some small C4 charges to break up a tree that was blocking a river, having fallen when its roots gave way (wasn't anything to do with the charge I'd buried near by - honest).

Hope to see some of you at the AGM.

Steve

#23 michaelp

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:03 PM

Wasn't fishing with dynamite outlawed a long time ago?


Digging an old post up, ...yep its why they opted for nuclear fishun :D

#24 MartinSPFX

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:07 AM

proper water plooms in films are not done using HE.

theyre done with a air canon..........



#25 Big Bang Gang

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

Just reading topic for first time, this was a plume we did in Scotland

#26 Big Bang Gang

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:38 PM

Doh! Try this

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#27 Deano 1

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

Was you fishing for seagulls  :lol:


Our saviours : In the ninth century, a team of Chinese alchemists trying to synthesize an "elixir of immortality" from saltpeter, sulfur, realgar, and dried honey instead invented gunpowder.

#28 Big Bang Gang

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

Just a 'r&d' day up north, surprised us all how high it went

#29 Pyrotechie

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:46 PM

Whats the URL for the forum so I can join it? 



#30 Sparky

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 06:57 PM

errr...the URL for this forum?






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