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Bryan Galecki

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Hazers suitable for outdoor stage
« on: May 30, 2012, 10:31:53 am »

I run an outdoor summer concert series. Looking for ways to improve the light show. I'd like to add a hazer, but I'm wondering how effective this would be outdoors with a light breeze blowing most of the time. Anybody have experience with this? Show duration is typically three hours. I don't want fog, just a light consistent haze. Lighting fixtures are about twelve feet up in the air. Stage area is about 20 square feet. Not looking to spend more than $1000. Any suggestions? Would two units be better than one? Is this a waste of time in an outdoor environment?
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Re: Hazers suitable for outdoor stage
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 10:52:12 am »

Is this a waste of time in an outdoor environment?

Yes.

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Re: Hazers suitable for outdoor stage
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2012, 11:34:18 am »

Stage area is about 20 square feet.

I guess if the stage area is the size of a handicapped bathroom stall you might get away with it  ;)
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Re: Hazers suitable for outdoor stage
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2012, 01:42:23 pm »

I guess if the stage area is the size of a handicapped bathroom stall you might get away with it  ;)

Oops, that should have said 20 feet by 20 feet, or 400 square feet.
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Re: Hazers suitable for outdoor stage
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2012, 07:27:55 pm »

if you have a way to contain/distribute the haze evenly across the stage it's not a waste outdoors...there's several tricks to getting indoor quality haze outside, but they're industry secrets ;)
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Re: Hazers suitable for outdoor stage
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 10:02:39 am »

if you have a way to contain/distribute the haze evenly across the stage it's not a waste outdoors...there's several tricks to getting indoor quality haze outside, but they're industry secrets ;)

James, care to divulge any of those secrets? The stage does have a backdrop, but nothing on the sides for containment. Not looking to get indoor quality effects, just a little more presence of the light beams. My initial thoughts were to install two hazers up at light level. Would they work better on the ground? Any specific models you would recommend?
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Re: Hazers suitable for outdoor stage
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 12:24:21 am »

James, care to divulge any of those secrets? The stage does have a backdrop, but nothing on the sides for containment. Not looking to get indoor quality effects, just a little more presence of the light beams. My initial thoughts were to install two hazers up at light level. Would they work better on the ground? Any specific models you would recommend?
without wind walls there's little point unless it's a very calm day

as for haze distribution secrets, think HVAC :)
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Re: Hazers suitable for outdoor stage
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 12:32:18 pm »

Do you just use versa fans, or regular fans?
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Re: Hazers suitable for outdoor stage
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2012, 09:55:28 pm »

Do you just use versa fans, or regular fans?
these are the typical fans I use;
http://www.honeywellstore.com/store/products/honeywell-turboforce-air-circulator-fan-ht-900.htm

cheap and if they break it's not a huge deal cause they're like $20.

Realistically any fan you stick in front of a hazer for an extended period of time will get gunked up with oil/residue/dirt and will need to be replaced regularly
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Re: Hazers suitable for outdoor stage
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2012, 08:53:00 pm »

Get a decent hazer, run it at full tilt, and enjoy the beamage!  Play around with the placement of the hazer and fan(s) positions.  It will be a lot easier if it's not a completely wide open area, but you can definitely make it work.
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Re: Hazers suitable for outdoor stage
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2012, 02:38:08 am »

This is an Ultratec Radiance Hazer at full output on a roughly 20' by 20' stage with 5-10mph breeze and no wind walls. Placement of the hazer could have been better but it has more than enough output. Get the Froggy's Neutronic fluid.  And yes, I know that DJ's are the scum of the earth. ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlVvfT3oteo&feature=plcp

This machine --->http://previous.ultratecfx.com/indexx.php

This stuff ---> http://www.froggysfog.com/category/10-fluid.20-haze.15-water-based-neutronic/


I run an outdoor summer concert series. Looking for ways to improve the light show. I'd like to add a hazer, but I'm wondering how effective this would be outdoors with a light breeze blowing most of the time. Anybody have experience with this? Show duration is typically three hours. I don't want fog, just a light consistent haze. Lighting fixtures are about twelve feet up in the air. Stage area is about 20 square feet. Not looking to spend more than $1000. Any suggestions? Would two units be better than one? Is this a waste of time in an outdoor environment?
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Re: Hazers suitable for outdoor stage
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2012, 07:46:03 pm »

You could also see about borrowing from a local nursery some potted tall shrubs to help create a wall along the sides of the front stage to reduce the wind blowning around. 

Also provides some small amount of crowd control. 
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