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Old 05-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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I am trying to make a movie, and I am taping at a spot in the middle of the woods. There is no electricity, and a car cannot get to this place to power my supplies. I am mainly asking for get help with one thing. I have a fog machine which I need to power. Can someone please help me figure out a way to power this for when I'm in the woods?

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Car battery with an inverter that has enough output for the fog machine....what is the watt requirement of the fog machine?

Or....dry ice and water

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A small generator should fit your needs .
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A Honda EU2000 will give you about as much power as a medium to large inverter, and weighs less than a car battery alone, and MUCH less than a battery/inverter combined.

If filming in the middle of the woods is anything you are going to do, especially more than once, one of these should be standard issue.
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I thought about generator....but....one of the issues they have is noise....unless they are going to do sound dubbing, the generator will be an issue unless you use a long extension cord.
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Have you ever "heard" an EU2000?
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I've worked around lots of commercial shoots and the small Honda generators are pretty standard. I presume they edit out any noise issues that arise. They need to do that for all kinds of other noise anyway.
If editing the noise is impossible then just get a long extension cord to give it some distance, and maybe put some kind of sound deadening material between the generator and the scene.
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Have you ever "heard" an EU2000?
I was shocked the first time I "heard" one. They are an extremely quiet generator.

One of these with a 100ft extension cord should power your fog machine and not interfere with the sound unless your forest is EXTREMELY quiet. My guess is that one 4x8 sheet of that blue foam between your generator and your "scene" would completely eliminate any issues.

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