Technical Theatre

A Fog Machine for $5???

I found a video (via BoingBoing) offering instructions for making a DIY fog machine for less than $5. Here’s the video if you’re interested:

Has anyone tried this? Would you try this? Is it safe? The procedure involves the use of an open flame, so you would need to use extreme caution/supervision and check with your local fire codes about the use of open flame in a theatre.

Nonetheless, it got me wondering – theatre teachers have a wealth of tips and tricks they’ve collected over the years. It would be wonderful if we could help collect and share that knowledge. So, over to you:

What’s your favourite budget-friendly (and safe) technical theatre tip?

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Craig Mason