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Riddioc
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Ok can you guys tell me how it would be at a school stage w/ me and my partner levitating and we will be having smoke going too. But you can't see us yet, there's this point in the song where it ends and it's a big part to it and were going to be 2 ft in the air levitating and fire in our hands. Tell me how's that... Thanx!

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Hmm. A stage full of smoke. Fire. Are the people in charge of the school and, more importantly, the fire marshall down with this scheme of yours?
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See if you can rent/borrow a fog machine instead of smoke. It's safe and still cool-looking, you won't need a permit.

Take a look at any of the old magic books for ideas on how to make your own levitations. There's also Andrew Mayne's "Touching Sky" booklet with some interesting ideas in it.
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Be very careful with Fire in your hands. Last time I checked you have to be over 18.

Have a couple other ideas if you are able to do it at the school.

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On 2004-07-07 19:00, Jeff Haas wrote:
See if you can rent/borrow a fog machine instead of smoke. It's safe and still cool-looking, you won't need a permit.


Wrong. First, I assumed he meant fog, not smoke. Nobody in their right mind uses smoke pots.

Many performance venues, including schools, use smoke detectors that work by detecting particles of smoke in the air. Fog machines can set these off.

To use a fog machine in a venue with this type of alarm, you need to have the alarm "zoned out" of the system and then, to make up for the turned off sensor, pay a generally rather high hourly fee (generally in overtime, since it's in the evening, and with a 4-hour minimum) to have a fire marshall on hand supervising.

Same goes for open flames, although that should be more obvious than fog machines.
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To get good effect with fog you need a degree of control over lighting that you are unlikely to get in a school theater. Without control over lighting your fog will look cheesy. Some school theaters even have windows, death for lighting control. Best not to use effects that deepened heavily on lighting if you will be working in schools.

Unless you are talking about a university theater, some of which are provisional theaters.

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Andy, thanks for the correction.

Looks like he should look for a different presentation!

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[quote]On 2004-07-08 00:52, Andy Leviss wrote:
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Nobody in their right mind uses smoke pots.


Well... unless they use LeMaitre pyro cartidges under the strict provisions of the NFPA 1126 Standard. See your friendly local fire marshall or, better yet, make sure he's on the Theatre Committee!
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