Fog and Mist

 

To achieve the effects of fog or mist it is not always necessary to fill the studio with clouds of smoke. There are various aids to producing the desired effect, but each has its own applications and the problem should be thoroughly analysed before a method is chosen.

A foggy night

Night scenes provide better conditions than day for the simulation of fog. The dark backgrounds give greater contrast with the white swirling fog or mist and make it easier to see. Low key lighting also helps and this is more easily achieved in night scenes than in day. A moderate application of smoke behind the action gives a suitable effect if all back-lighting is switched off. A similar amount in front of the action completes the picture and as far ...

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