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mdslammer
06-03-2009, 10:48 PM
I have a friend that is directing the play "Wait Until Dark". I'm helping out with
some SFX and Sound Design.

He commented that for the final scene which is a black out. He would like to have
the smell of gasoline permeate the air. Obviously, for safety reasons he can't use
the real deal. DOH!

So, anyone know of a product or a prop place that would suffice for something
like this?

Thanks in advance.

Mark

Sad Max
06-04-2009, 07:41 AM
I've heard that some deodorants smell sort of like gasoline. Although I don't know specifically which ones.

Maybe a car air-freshener? They seem to come in just about every conceivable scent, now...

Dingos8mybaby
06-04-2009, 08:47 AM
What about varnish or paint thinner?

Cryogenic Filmworks
06-04-2009, 09:21 AM
What about varnish or paint thinner?
I would think they come in under the safety concern for not using gasoline.

Sad Max
06-04-2009, 09:46 AM
You don't want to use anything toxic or inflammable. Which rules out most everything that 'really' smells the part.

Dingos8mybaby
06-04-2009, 11:03 AM
I would think they come in under the safety concern for not using gasoline.

Yeah. Me too.

I meant to say varsol, not varnish. D'oh!

Ted Spencer
06-06-2009, 10:02 AM
Are we talking smell-o-vision here? A scent dispersed in a theatre?

Capt Quirk
06-06-2009, 01:41 PM
Disney is great at that stuff, and use it in several attractions. The worst one being Lilo and Stitch, Stitch's Great Escape. When it burps in your face, that is enough to make you want to gag.

Cryogenic Filmworks
06-06-2009, 09:38 PM
Are we talking smell-o-vision here? A scent dispersed in a theatre?
The OP said it was a play being directed.

Ted Spencer
06-07-2009, 12:02 AM
The OP said it was a play being directed.

Doh...missed that...

Capt Quirk
06-07-2009, 06:27 AM
Doh...missed that...
Who needs details, eh?

:)