Question about flash guns

jacobtsf
Broadway Legend
joined:6/12/04
Question about flash guns
Posted: 2/26/13 at 12:23pm
We are doing a show that will involve one character to have fire come out of his hands. I have done research on most of the flash guns and rings and other devices but I hope to hear from people who have used them.

We need the device to be easy to hide, as the character will be wearing it for a while before using it. It also is helpful if it can be ignited with just one hand. We have been looking at devices similar to this one: http://www.theatrefx.com/moreinfo_mg01_pyroflash_electronic_flash_gun.html

Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
David walked into the valley With a stone clutched in his hand He was only a boy But he knew someone must take a stand There will always be a valley Always mountains one must scale There will always be perilous waters Which someone must sail -Into the Fire Scarlet Pimpernel
lightguy06222
Broadway Star
joined:12/3/06
Question about flash guns
Posted: 2/26/13 at 05:34pm
i've used the device you linked.

it SHOOTS a ball of fire... between 5-12 feet. Reliable 80 percent of the time. We actually wound up getting the double barrell device from their company, because god forbid the first shot didnt go off, we would have a backup...

We managed to get it to work for every performance except one... opening night. such is life.

what show are you doing?

I used the device for beauty and the beast... was used in the opening when the old beggar changed to an enchantress, and cast a spell on the beast...
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jacobtsf
Broadway Legend
joined:6/12/04
Question about flash guns
Posted: 2/26/13 at 05:56pm
We are doing Children of Eden and want father to shoot fire when he burns Eden, and maybe when he marks Cain as well.

With that device, how is the control for distance? I am worried about it shooting TOO far, but don't want something that barely leaves the hand like so many others.
David walked into the valley With a stone clutched in his hand He was only a boy But he knew someone must take a stand There will always be a valley Always mountains one must scale There will always be perilous waters Which someone must sail -Into the Fire Scarlet Pimpernel

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