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Posted by franontheedge, on 2007-01-17 10:44:58
Papier Mache sets?
Hi, I'm new here.
I'm making sets for a film I'm doing at college, - Media Techniques course - and I've been using wire and chicken wire, (rabbit wire too, the smaller mesh type) and papier mache over that. (Used a little plaster impregnated bandaging for the fall of the waterfall and the pool edges)
I'm doing a cave scene, with a grove outside the cave, with a waterfall, trees, pool etc. Got one half of the cave done, the waterfall done - all bar pouring on "Realistic Water" and "Water Effects" for the actual falls, got the trees and the bank done, got the armature done for the boy, still need to finish the armature for the dragon, the second half of the cave and the grove grassy area, and then I'll be filming that part.
I was just wondering if anyone else uses papier mache?
Or is that old hat nowadays?
I'm using it cos I'm skint.
Is there a better way?
Posted by fated, on 2007-02-15 07:13:47
i used paper mache on my set that im currently working on, if you added enough layers of newspaper, you can even use tiedowns or screw the feet into the mache'. i suggest at least a bare minimum 7 layer total of newsprint.
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Posted by jamesride101, on 2007-02-15 10:34:23
Nothing wrong with the material. I use it quite often as a proffesional and on the side.
It takes abit longer to dry, but it's works great for most things. I apply it just before the
day ends, and leave it dry with a fan on it overnight.
Actualy I'm using it for my current project. I have ply wood under the area were my puppet
will walk for extra rigidity. I use a store bought one though which comes sells in clumps of
flakes/powder. You add water, mix and apply. It gives me great texture, reasonable strength,
not toxic, and light weight... Could I ask for anything more?
Oh, yes... it shrinks abit more than what I would like, but most landscapes I make don't have
to be super presice. After it dries and shrinks I can cut it, break it and glue it in place if I
Posted by jriggity, on 2007-02-15 17:07:46
I definately know people that use the material.
It has a unique look to it which can be quite magical.