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Old March 9th, 2007, 12:50 PM   #1
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Collapsible double net backdrop?

Can anyone recommed a supllier of a collapsible double net, for backdrop purposes?
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[UPDATE] by supplier I meant item info, I haven't been able to find a collapsible net backdrop

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Old March 10th, 2007, 02:06 PM   #2
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Can anyone recommed a supllier of a collapsible double net, for backdrop purposes?
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[UPDATE] by supplier I meant item info, I haven't been able to find a collapsible net backdrop
Flexfill makes them and are available in sizes up to 60", B&H carry them for about $170. For the black net be effective you will need to place the net at least two feet behind the subject and use a wide aperture on the lens (low depth) or the net will show. Keep in mind that by the time that you fit a circle in a rectangle (TV) it will not longer be 60". You probably will restricted to shoot only head shot. I would recommend the 4x6 (used horizontally) or 6x6 ScrimJim from Westcott. BTW fiberglass screening material is an inexpensive option and will drop about one stop.

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Old March 10th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #3
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Thanks Nino, your advice is very helpful indeed.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 12:08 AM   #4
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On Nino's suggestion I went looking around and found this...

http://www.qualitywindowscreen.com/s...b676e9f512ec3d

$57 bucks plus shipping, not too bad for a pretty huge backdrop... I can't imagine needing anything larger than this roll would give you. For the wider widths, search for "Pool Screen."
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Old March 12th, 2007, 10:06 AM   #5
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I buy this kinda stuff at dazian.com.... they do all the broadway theater fabs.

cool stuff!

widest loomed fab I've ever seen!
http://www.dazian.com/cgi-bin/page.p...=117&cat_id=45
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Old March 14th, 2007, 02:40 PM   #6
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The Wescott Scrim Jims collapse as well. I don't know if that was clear or not, but I find the square/rectangular shapes much more useful than the round/oval Flexfills. Plus they tend to hold their shape better in a breeze.
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