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#1 Stephen Whitehead

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 06:58 PM

Hey any suggestions on how to make a rose wither fast. I am doing a time lapse shot and right now it seems I am going to be running it for 2 to 3 days. any suggestions on how to do it faster?

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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:07 PM

Hey any suggestions on how to make a rose wither fast. I am doing a time lapse shot and right now it seems I am going to be running it for 2 to 3 days. any suggestions on how to do it faster?

Cheers,

Steve



Put your lights closer. I bet you can induce it to wilt within a few hours if the rose can be heated up to a hundred degrees or so.
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#3 Jaan Shenberger

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 08:14 PM

like chris mentioned, heat is probably your best bet. i believe that the withering is a result of dehydration. you might wanna using an industrial heat gun (basically a hair dryer on steroids).

though i've never tried something like this, you might be able to speed up the process even more by applying a light coat of some kind of oil onto the rose, because the oil will conduct the heat.
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#4 Luke Prendergast

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 11:30 PM

Hot lights, and poison the water.
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#5 Richard Vialet

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 04:47 AM

Check out the special features on the DVD set for the first season of Six Feet Under. If i remember correctly they explained just that when they broke down the production of their famous title sequence, which includes the quick wilting of a flower in a time lapse...i forgot what they mentioned though but im pretty sure it was some kind of chemical.
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#6 Mike Welle

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 09:18 AM

You monsters! Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should! If you were a rose, and people talked about you, about frying you, how would you feel? It's a living organism, for God's sake! You don't torture it for your own ego or for some pompous director. I know George W. Bush and his Republican friends would try to find a way to rationalize torture by putting it in the liner notes of a law they just passed. I guess might is right, to you and Richard III, but when you die and disentegrate back to the earth--think how pleased God will be to turn you into a flower that other snot nosed directors can put their hot little lamps over. "Thus doth he force the swords of wicked men to turn their own points on their master's bosoms."

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#7 Richard Boddington

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 04:26 PM

I guess Mike Welle doesn't want to hear about the, kitten in the microwave, shot I did on my last film.

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#8 Mike Welle

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 04:37 PM

You sick, sick monster! All life is to be respected! You live that shall cry woe for this hereafter! Nothing comes from violence!

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I guess Mike Welle doesn't want to hear about the, kitten in the microwave, shot I did on my last film.

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#9 david west

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 04:58 PM

i second the heat and poison theory...


not sure if it would work, but it would be interesting to see if simple salt water would help...
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