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May The 4th Be With You – and Air Compressors


Being May 4th, you are almost guaranteed to hear the phrase “May the fourth be with you”, a slight deviation from “may the force be with you” spoken in Star Wars: A New Hope. The Star Wars franchise is huge and clearly not going anywhere any time soon. What you may not know is that air compressors play a big part in special effects and building sets in movies and television.

Air Compressors are used for a variety of tasks on film sets, including operating pneumatic tools, powering special effects, inflating props, and creating wind effects.

Pneumatic tools such as air-powered drills, nail guns, sanders, and saws are quitter than their electric or gas-powered counterparts, making them a popular choice for the entertainment industry. Air compressors provide the necessary power to operate these tools, making compressors an essential piece of equipment on many movie sets.

Compressed air equipment is also used to power special effects equipment such as air cannons, and pneumatic rigging. Need wind for that scene, grab an air compressor. Compressors can be used to create wind effects for scenes such as blowing hair, clothing, and other props. The intensity of the wind can be easily controlled and is safer and more cost-effective that using heavy-duty fans.

You can see how a movie that features special effects as heavily as Star Wars would rely on air compressors to help make movie magic. By using air compressors, movie productions can achieve the desired effects and atmosphere while remaining safe and efficient.

If you have any questions about air compressors and there uses, please contact an expert today. 

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