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Posted by JeNnDyLyOn, on 2011-02-05 16:43:12

Studio Wall-Paint Change?

Hello again :) I tried looking for the thread that this subject came up but I couldn't find it. I remember reading in it that someone was painting the walls of their studio black but I couldn't remember why. I think it had to do with lighting and making sure none of the reflections or unnecessary shines from the lights would bounce and hit the set. Is this a common thing to do? I wouldn't mind doing it myself; I'll be placing foil over the windows and buying a dark fabric to place over the window to block out any escaped sunlight. But my walls are white and I'm afraid the lighting will cause flickering or bouncing reflections.

Posted by Dean, on 2011-02-05 18:55:33

From all the questions you're asking, I was under the impression you were a beginner. If that's the case, you're really going for it, aren't you! :) Is this the thread you meant... http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=21&topic_id=3451&mesg_id=3451&page=

Posted by JeNnDyLyOn, on 2011-02-05 19:22:39

Yes! That's the one! Thanks a lot :D As for me, heheh yes :) I do want to go all out with my first project. It's a present for someone so for the time being, I'm learning what I can and studying the in's and out's of this art. I start my new job in 2 weeks and I won't be able to afford any equipment until I get my first paycheck at the end of the month. So for now, I'm getting as prepared as I can and reading about what to expect and solutions to common issues. It may seem like I might be overwhelming myself but I'm doing my best to prepare because I want this first project to really be something special. Of course, this is in no way as close or as vital as having actual hands-on experimentation because that's the best way for me to learn. But until I have something to work with, it's just absorbing info, knowledge and asking questions for now :) I can't wait to get started!

Posted by Dean, on 2011-02-05 19:38:25

Absolutely - the best way to learn is to get your hands dirty, doing it. Of course, there's nothing wrong with researching. You'll probably find once you start the practical stuff, all what you've read will make more sense. Good luck with your project :)

Posted by JeNnDyLyOn, on 2011-02-05 19:49:45

Definitely and thanks so much again! :D