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#1 Chad Mahadevan

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 01:26 PM

Hey All,

 

I have an upcoming shoot that is going to require quite a bit of camera marks (Jib moves back and forth, Sticks move in and out, etc...). Would anyone be able to recommend some decent marks that would work well with artificial turf (I think standard paper tape would peel easily). Anything like temp spray/chalk that I could buy local from Los Angeles (like EVS, Filmtools or Birns)? Any input on this topic would be highly appreciated.

 

Thanks!

 

Chad


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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:02 AM

How about pinning down the tape? Maybe with long plastic-headed pins. They shouldn't be hard to find. Just don't lose the pins.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:50 AM

How about pinning down the tape? Maybe with long plastic-headed pins. They shouldn't be hard to find. Just don't lose the pins.

golf tees with some bright color tape on top?


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#4 Brenton Lee

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:13 AM

I made something thats a cross between tent pegs and the usual T-marker. 


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#5 Chris Steel

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 08:47 AM

You can get colour golf tees by the 50 pack for a few £ / $ - Check the sort of turf will be ok with being skewered.

I'm sure sausage marks would be fine for dolly and crane marks.

Metal T's are great, lots of gravity to them. Rubber marks are a good DIY option.

 

Spray chalk is a thing. canned air held upside-down to freeze it then brush it loose for when you're done.

 

I'm sure most 2nd ACs will have that sort of thing in their kit already or given notice could sort out such things for you.


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