THE SMA FORUM ARCHIVE
Posted by animator_girl, on 2006-11-23 15:52:10
Has anyone considered using that carpenter board with all the holes in it for a floor? I mean, you could put a piece of paper or something over it and have lots of holes for tie downs. Pretty good a idea, right?
Posted by Eric Scott, on 2006-11-23 20:16:04
I've used it. works pretty well. it's mostly pressed cardboard so it will sag in the middle if you use a very long piece. some home improvement stores carry the same stuff in steel too but you'll need a way to cut it down to size since it only comes in 4 feet by 8 feet sections.
Posted by Tedder, on 2006-11-24 20:06:23
Best thing I've seen for floors? thin masonite, painted. Then glue "rare earth" magnets to the feet of the puppet, and then onto pieces of dowling. then Put the dowling under the table and attach the puppet to the floor by placing the magnets under the floor near its feet. It may need to be rigged or tied down for really tough poses, but it works pretty well.
Posted by Nick H, on 2006-11-24 00:09:30
I've used the pegboard stuff, and the perforated steel, and both need framing underneath every 18" or so for support. And somehow, it always turns out I'm in the middle of the shot, and I need to put a tiedown in a hole that is right on the edge of the framing! You have to watch out for that.
I used the steel for a spaceship set with an industrial look to the floor.
Posted by animator_girl, on 2006-11-24 15:51:32
Cool. I'll look into this...