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Posted by StuartBury, on 2010-01-28 14:33:36

grass...any ideas?

I want longer grass on my set. So other than moss, what you do suggest? Stuart Bury Previous Films: Dried Up http://vimeo.com/5086128 ctrl alt dance http://vimeo.com/1009871

Posted by Nick H, on 2010-01-28 16:24:03

Fake Fur fabric, usually tan or yellowish colours, airbrushed with green water-based paint. The best fur fabrics have a mix of colours and lengths in them - I used a sandy coloured fur about an inch long for tufts of grass that looked really good. Sometimes I left it fairly yellow and only sprayed a hint of green on, other times I sprayed more paint, brushed it in with a stiff brush, then sprayed again. It worked best as individual tufts of grass, cut to 1" diameter circles of the fabric backing, rather than a continuous lawn. (Cut from the back with small trimming scissors so you don't cut the hairs.) I did use a big piece of some short, cheap stuff for lawn, but it was all one colour of beige before I sprayed it, and didn't come up quite as convincing.

Posted by Jim Aupperle, on 2010-01-28 16:26:23

[div class="dcquote"][strong]Quote[/strong] I want longer grass on my set. So other than moss, what you do suggest? Stuart BuryPrevious Films:Dried Uphttp://vimeo.com/5086128ctrl alt dancehttp://vimeo.com/1009871 [/div] I got the idea from Wah Chang to use artificial fur painted green. I saw him use it in his educational short film called DINOSAURS, THE TERRIBLE LIZARDS. EDIT: I see that Nick covered the same idea in detail while I was still posting. Anyway, like he said... Jim Aupperle

Posted by Altastic, on 2010-01-28 18:48:28

i've used the same fur but just slopped a test pot of green onto it. the fun and messy bit comes when you grab an old comb, spread it round and rough it up. i find this way, the thick covering of paint hardens the fur and it doesn't move as much when you're shooting. you can airbrush details and highlights after.