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Look Solutions Foggers, Hazers Busy on TV, Film Sets

PLSN Staff • News • January 11, 2012

WILLIAMSPORT, MD – Roger George Rentals, owned by Oscar-winning special effects/pyrotechnics veteran Thaine Morris, is racking up a long list of film and TV projects using Look Solutions’ foggers and hazers. The Van Nuys, CA company can’t keep them on the shelves, citing recent projects such as Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar,” Steven Spielberg’s upcoming “Lincoln” and Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.”
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WILLIAMSPORT, MD – Roger George Rentals, the SFX rentals and expendables company in Van Nuys, CA-owned by Oscar-winning special effects/pyrotechnics veteran Thaine Morris, can’t keep Look Solutions’ foggers and hazers on the shelf.

“We have 100 of them out in other people’s hands, on movie sets and episodic television productions,” says Thaine.  “They’re great products and durable.  We have almost no problems with them and never see them coming back for repair.”

Roger George has rented Look Solutions foggers and hazers to director Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar”; the upcoming “Lincoln” from Steven Spielberg and “Django Unchained” from Quentin Tarantino; the superhero “Avengers,” “The Amazing Spider-Man,” the “Star Trek” sequel and “Gangster Squad” due out next year; Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” “R.I.P.D” and “One Shot” slated for release in 2013.

The company has also provided Look Solutions’ products to TV’s popular “Castle,” “House,” “Glee,” “Bones,” and “Mike & Molly” as well as HBO’s “True Blood,” Showtime’s “Dexter,” and the new series “American Horror Story” and “Grimm.”

“Look Solutions’ Viper NT foggers have become the standard for fog machines,” says Elizabeth Morris.  “Other fog machines that produce the same amount of fog are heavier and harder to handle.”

Thaine says the TINY FX unit is “great for gags – like a guy who gets blown up and runs away smoking.  We can just put a TINY in his pocket instead of using toxic, smelly AB smoke.  Creating a smoking engine was difficult before and required special heavy equipment but we can use a radio-controlled TINY now.  When we wanted to show a smoking barbecue we used to have to start a charcoal fire, dump mineral oil on it and stand by with a fire extinguisher.  Now we use a TINY and there’s no worrying about someone burning himself.  It’s ready when you need it and gone when you’re done.”

According to Elizabeth, the film “Burlesque” was a heavy user of Look Solutions’ Unique2 hazers.  “The bar room scene was hazy; shooting HD requires more fog and haze than they’d need with film – the HD cameras seem to be able to see through it better so you need more.  I think ‘Burlesque’ consumed fluid in the 100-gallon range.”

“We deal in a lot of different equipment and sell a lot more Look Solutions’ gear than any other,” says Thaine.  “It’s stable and fills the bill for our customers.”

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