March 24th, 2012, 10:37 AM
Ever wondered how the bigger productions get natural looking fill outdoors? This commercial shoot at Ocean beach in SF yesterday used a huge 9x9 foot white fabric panel. The budget version might be 4x8 insulation panels.
March 24th, 2012, 11:58 PM
For years, I used 3/4" EMT (metal conduit) because it's cheap, strong, not too heavy, and easy to get. I sewed some 10x10 silks and white bounces and I still use them all the time. If you need to travel at all, just buy EMT at a Home Depot. It's cheaper than trying to fly with a 12x12 frame.
Also, for those of you who fly with smaller jibs, It's cheaper to go to a sporting goods store and buy the weights and then just throw them out/return them/ leave them in the bushes than it is to fly with them.
March 25th, 2012, 02:56 PM
Regarding weights: Wouldn't it be better to pack some empty sandbags, fill them up for $4 (50lbs of sand at HomeDepot), then dump the sand before returning? I'd hate to run into someone's old weight stack on the beach :-)
March 26th, 2012, 04:23 AM
Wouldn't have been 9x9... Standard rag sizes are 6,8,10,12 and then up to 20x.
While the larger a bounce, (generally) the more natural the effect, the rigging skill and size of the grip crew should also increase. A 12x12 in the wind can be quite a handful and needs to be properly tied down and manned.
4x8 panels (styrofoam or foam core) are indeed handy and not just for budget purposes, I use them all he time.
March 26th, 2012, 10:31 AM
Yes, the 4 x 8 poly is standard kit, often painted black on one side for negative fill if required.