When somebody is burned and gets put out, you will usually see smoke in small places where you can't get a fog machine in. Or in a Airplane! With the smoking ticket, how do they do that effect?

  • Are you sure they can't get a fog machine in? Film and television crews can get pretty ingenious with stuff like that.
    – user25730
    Apr 20, 2021 at 5:13
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    You can pipe fog or smoke through pretty small tubes.
    – Paulie_D
    Apr 20, 2021 at 6:29
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    This is a fair question, even if the answer seems a but obvious to some. The use of dry ice, fog machines, or other practical effects should be recognized within the context of this question.
    – PausePause
    Apr 20, 2021 at 18:07

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In the past they probably had to get the fog on it, then film quickly.

My guess on the smoking ticket in the movie Airplane is that they probably had a thin sheet of dry ice inside the prop.

Today, it's probably mostly done with cgi, although some directors still favor physical effects wherever possible, since cgi can get a little boring once you can do anything with it.

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