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#1 seth christian

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 08:41 PM

whats the best diffuser material or paper to get from Walmart or elsewhere??
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 08:59 PM

whats the best diffuser material or paper to get from Walmart or elsewhere??


If you're just a student, what's the problem with signing your posts with a real name?
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#3 Daniel Sheehy

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 10:55 PM

whats the best diffuser material or paper to get from Walmart or elsewhere??


grease-proof paper isn't too bad, but it is flammable.

BTW, whats up with the name?
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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 08:24 AM

Hi,

Shower curtains.

But please, use your real name.

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#5 Stephen Williams

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 12:08 PM

Hi,

Tracing paper.

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 12:28 PM

Hi,

Tracing paper.

Stephen



Ditto-Cut it, frame it, score it for FX then throw it away. Available at art supplies buy it in rolls. Does not melt but will burn if left for long periods unattended.

Seen few grip trucks without a roll or two

Edited by asparaco, 28 December 2005 - 12:29 PM.

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#7 Jack Barker

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 02:32 PM

Hi,

Tracing paper.

Stephen

I was going to say the same thing, except you will have to go to an art store (maybe OfficeMax/Staples) and they don't call it "tracing paper" much any more - mostly thanks to CAD. Bond and vellum are the original tracing papers. The plastic sheets are what you want. The kind used in plotters.

You didn't say how big you wanted them. If you are only using a small frame, or want to drop them in the gel holder right in front of the lamp, then Bogen sell a nice variety pack of diffusion gels for $20 - then you can decide for yourself what's best.

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#8 Andy Sparaco SOC

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 04:05 PM

I was going to say the same thing, except you will have to go to an art store (maybe OfficeMax/Staples) and they don't call it "tracing paper" much any more - mostly thanks to CAD. Bond and vellum are the original tracing papers.



A quick google search for "tracing paper" shows rolls of tracing paper 36' x 50 yard rolls at $18USD from muliple sources
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Posted 28 December 2005 - 05:28 PM

Hello TMM,

I use this and it works very well. Go to your local grocery store and get some parchment paper
it's fairly cheap and comes in a long roll. It looks like waxed paper, but parchment paper can
withstand heat up to 420 F (that's hot). It gives off a nice, soft light.

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#10 G . Stephen Bruno

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:30 AM

i was also thinking about parchment paper, although,a few months ago, i had to do a quick storm proofing of my bathroom window, i took a old clear heavy duty shower curtain and cut it to size, when the sun came out the next morning.... :o blown out windows, and no not from from wind ;)

Edited by G . Stephen Bruno, 29 December 2005 - 10:31 AM.

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 10:53 AM

Hello TMM,

I use this and it works very well. Go to your local grocery store and get some parchment paper
it's fairly cheap and comes in a long roll. It looks like waxed paper, but parchment paper can
withstand heat up to 420 F (that's hot). It gives off a nice, soft light.

Mike



I was intrigued and went out and bought some . Works really nice, perfect for a three light kit. Tracing paper still works better for big sources but for broads and small fresnels the parchment paper is very heat resistent and you can take it home after the shoot and bake cookies!

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#12 Stephen Williams

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 11:58 AM

I was intrigued and went out and bought some . Works really nice, perfect for a three light kit. Tracing paper still works better for big sources but for broads and small fresnels the parchment paper is very heat resistent and you can take it home after the shoot and bake cookies!



Hi,

I did not know what parchment paper was! It's clear now!

Thank you

Stephen
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Posted 31 December 2005 - 01:14 PM

White rip-stop nylon by the yard at a fabric store.
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Posted 31 December 2005 - 01:44 PM

Glad I could add something that is this cheap and useful.


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Posted 31 December 2005 - 08:34 PM

Soak some bed sheets with gasoline, it ads a nice warm fire affect to the lighting. :D ha! im never trying that one again.

Or, you could get some white muslin on ebay really cheap.
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#16 seth christian

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 01:56 AM

I'm not sure what the big deal is about the "name thing", but...
fair enough... my name is christian.

Educate me oh wise one!

Thanks,
Christian
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#17 Luke Prendergast

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 04:14 AM

Or, you could get some white muslin on ebay really cheap.


Or from a ... shop.
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Posted 01 January 2006 - 10:21 AM

This is a Professional board, try a Professional solution. Keep that Wally world crap in your no budget DIY DV forums.....
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#19 Jack Barker

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 10:25 AM

This is a Professional board, try a Professional solution. Keep that Wally world crap in your no budget DIY DV forums.....

OUCH! :unsure:
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#20 Paul Bruening

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 02:58 AM

Wally-World Kicks A! Clothes pins, duct tape, production food, folding chairs, disposable monitors, props, wardrobe... the list goes on and on.
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