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Thread: Creating a dusty attic scene

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    Default Creating a dusty attic scene

    Hi guys........

    I am about to film a short movie that requires a scene in an attic (loft). I need to create a dusty image so a shaft of light from an attic window will play on the subject.

    I dont want to use dust because there is a two year old girl (my lovely daughter) in the scene. The only idea I have is to use a lighted scented taper (the type that hippy folks used to use) and hope that it can create a slightly fogged effect. I don't want smoke as it would be to dense and obvious.

    Any idea's?
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    Aug 2005
    Western Europe


    Do you have access to After Effects or Particle Illusion as I'm sure you could come up with 'dust' in either one of them. Or if you have access to a 3D modelling package, such as Lightwave, 3D Studio Max, Cineama etc etc, you could do the same but would have access to things like caustics and volumetric lighting (Oh, I think I need to sit down after saying that as I'm starting to feel lightheaded). Other than that, try contacting special effects shops to see if they can supply fake dust for your attic scene. Have you got lights lined up aswell?

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