Fog machines are a fantastic way to add production value and creativity to your photos and video – but they've traditionally been too bulky, too impractical and too expensive for most uses.
Thankfully, Ulanzi has answered the call of content creators with the Ulanzi FM01 Filmog Ace Portable Fog Machine – a portable, precise and extremely well-priced tool to supercharge your storytelling and add atmosphere to your work.
This ingenious device is about the same height as an iPhone 15 Pro Max, but packs 36 levels of fog intensity to enable you to create exactly the effect you need – and you can adjust all your settings with the included color-screen remote control from up to ten feet away. No more dashing back and forth to turn on your fog when you're ready to shoot; take control from behind the camera when you're ready to start shooting!
Whether you want to create thick fog for shooting miniature scenes, a cigarette smoke-like haze for portraits or interviews, or dry ice for product and food shots, the Ulanzi FM01 adds the missing element that will elevate your imagery. And in addition to the versatility offered by the unit itself, it also comes with an array of attachments to sculpt the smoke however you like.
Using the 1/4-inch adapter head you can mount straight and bent tubes to direct the flow of fog, or switch to the fully bendable tube to emit fog from specific angles or points in your scene. The diffusion attachment can also be used to modify the flow and dispersion of the fog, enabling you to create the image exactly as you see it in your mind.
Unlike other fog machines, which often use unpleasant chemicals that smell and leave a residue, the Ulanzi FM01 uses vegetable glycerin to ensure a foggy spray without producing any odor or dust. Furthermore, this non-toxic fog juice is environmentally friendly – so it can safely be used for food and people photography, as well as shooting in kitchens.
Portability is key with the Ulanzi FM01. Its handheld design makes it easy to carry and use on set, and the included bag make it extremely safe and easy to transport. It's battery-powered, for completely wireless performance, and you can either swap out the battery when it's empty or top it up via the USB-C charging port. The remote control clicks ergonomically into the body of the unit itself, too, so you never have to worry about losing it.
The Ulanzi FM01 Filmog Ace Portable Fog Machine will retail for $109, but it's currently available at the amazing pre-order price of just $87.20. To find out more and to see the company's extensive range of photography and videography equipment, visit the Ulanzi website.
Watch the video below to see the device in action: