Okay, here’s a shot for you. See that crystal bowl on Kim’s table? It’s full of cocaine. Well not real cocaine — just talcum powder. Kim is so out of control in this scene (think Donald Trump, Jr.) that he exhales into the bowl and shoots cocaine everywhere.
To pull off this practical effect, I drilled a hole in the bottom of the bowl and through the table. Then I ran a 1/32” inside diameter silicone tube through it, connected to a syringe, and secured the bowl to to table with a bit of Fun-Tak putty.
The timing was tricky but I managed to catch a few good puffs of powder jetting up into the air with each plunge of the syringe.
Yes, I could have done this all in post with my ProSmoke plug-in, but where’s the fun in that?
Also note the record album in the table. That’s a 1:6 scale version of Elton John’s Rocket Man, which I printed on photo paper. The album is infamously signed by Donald Trump, as his love letter to Kim Jong-un in real life. Yep, that actually happened in 2018. It was actually a CD, but since POSERS is all about the retro, I had to go with vinyl.