Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Forest Fires in Motion Jars

Forest Fires in Bottles

At an antiques show a few weeks back, I noticed a booth that was selling a series of vintage light fixtures that created a realistic flame effect using rotating screens hidden inside the housings. Turns out these things are called "motion lamps," and they were popular during the 1950s.

The choice of a forest fire motif was mildly terrifying, but the billowing fire looked very toasty, as you can see in this video. I added some audio snap, crackle, and pop, to enhance the mood: