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#1 Ken Maskrey

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 02:37 PM

You'd think this would be simple, but where do you find various sizes of black donuts for blocking light between the lens and the matte box...and what are they "called"? My DP calls them donuts so that's what I'm guessing.
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#2 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 04:23 PM

You usually get a selection of donuts from the camera rental company you are using, but when i was an assistant i always made donuts out of neoprene and kept a selection in my standby kit. Try cutting up some mouse mats to fit Primos, S4's etc.
Hope this helps,
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#3 Bill Totolo

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 02:58 PM

Or you can use a strip of duvatene.
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#4 Joe Farris

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 04:41 PM

These have worked pretty well for me, Cheap too.


http://cinemasupplie...net/donuts.html

It's filmtools.com if the link doesn't work.
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