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Simple DIY Smoke for Videos and Photos

3/14/2017 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

Want to use smoke in your shots? See how Caleb Pike used some unconventional items to make a DIY smoke machine for videos and photos!

You will need these items for the smoke machine:

I would suggest a 15w battery or higher. That will give you plenty of smoke. The one I used in the video was an Eleaf iStick 50W which a friend gave to me. Turned out to be way overkill so 15+ watts would be fine. The battery I used charges via USB but some units will need one or two 18650 batteries.

There are tons of tanks out there but I used a Nautilus Atlantis tank.

Again, many different kinds/brands. I went with a no nicotine version.

I grabbed a pack of 3 here:
Microphone seen in video:

  1. I'm not advising you to smoke or vape. I'm only using these parts to create a smoke effect in videos. You must be 18 or older to purchase these items.
  2. There is plenty of information online regarding the different parts and how to use them.

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About Caleb Pike:

Caleb Pike is a camera operator, editor, and podcaster based in Chicago, IL. His experience branches from documentary and commercial, to film and educational material.

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