Viper NT Gives Glimpse of Whaling Era

By October 17, 2007

Look Solutions’ Viper NT DMX fog generator helped evoke the era of the great New England whaling ships for a WGBH Boston documentary from acclaimed director Ric Burns.

Phil Gauvin of Pyro/Fx Entertainment used the Viper NT for a four-day shoot at Mystic, Connecticut where the Charles Morgan, the world’s last wooden whaler, is docked in the celebrated Mystic Seaport. “We had very little time to recreate smoke in a replica of the try-works, the brick-faced oven where whale blubber was boiled in pots,” he explains. “Despite some wind dispersing the smoke, the Viper was able to refill the area quickly. And we were able to match the look of footage we had from 1916.”

The compact, easy-to-use Viper NT produces a powerful output for its size. Fine adjustments of the output enable any desired effect from a tiny fog cloud to the thickest fog. DMX 512 control is standard.

Gauvin reports that the fog generator “worked perfectly, all day long, with no problem. Everyone was ecstatic about the look and very happy with Viper’s performance. It’s a wonderful piece of machinery!”

Pyro/Fx Entertainment, in Hamden, Connecticut, is the state’s largest firework display company. It provides fireworks and special effects for all occasions.

Based in Germany, Look Solutions manufactures high performance fog machines, haze machines, battery-powered mini foggers, low-foggers, accessories and fluids at reasonable prices. Look Solutions USA, located in south-central Pennsylvania, serves customers in the US, Canada and Mexico. For more information, or to request a demo machine for evaluation, visit www.looksolutionsusa.com or call Hunter Totty, Business Manager, at 1-800-426-4189.

Look Solutions’ Tech Support Hotline is 646-300-0520. Look Solutions products can be found at the upcoming LDI (booth #1074) and IAAPA (booth #1357) trade shows.