THE SMA FORUM ARCHIVE
Posted by El Griks (Guest), on 2001-03-17 11:39:51
"home-brewed" set ideas?
NOTE: the following messages have been transferred from the original SMA.com Message Board
User ID: 1132714 Mar 10th 12:19 PM
I love the ideas here for set props (CD covers for windows, plastic caps for glasses, etc.). The site Wraith mentions in his post is also a great help. Does anyone have any other good ideas or web links with more of these "home-brewed" solutions?
User ID: 0777594 Mar 11th 12:22 PM
Hi El Griks.
i have one good idea for a "home-brewed" solution!! Ok. If your set needs a pond or a river or what ever which contains lots of water, simply just use a mirrow which is covered with green or blue wrapped cellophane! During your shots you can slightly move the cellophane to get the "moving water" effect. It works just fine unless the mirrow is mugging to the camera directly...you know, as seen on cheap soap operas it is always so pathetic to see the camera in the mirror, it makes you forget how real the fight between the ex-husband and the mother-in-law feels!! hehee!!
User ID: 8743893 Jul 31st 4:57 PM
When I heard about the idea to put blue cellophane on a mirror to make water I decided to try it out. I wanted to have rocks by a pond so I took the mirror out of a handheld mirror and used felt for grass. I found that if you cover up some of the mirror with the felt it makes it look more realistic. Also for the rocks I took Nerds candies and spraypainted them brown, black, white, and gray. Finally, I added tall grass that was little more than grass from my yard that I cut into strips. The finished product was perfect.
User ID: 7559683 Aug 1st 11:16 PM
ooo can i have a peek?