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#1 Daniel Carruthers

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 07:48 PM

I need some black wrap for these redheads that keep spilling light in places i dont want.
Is it possible to just by some aluminum foil and paint it black. is there a certain type of paint i should use that can stand the high temperatures of the lights, or would i just be better off ordering some black wrap from rosco?
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#2 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:00 PM

You certainly would ! It ain't that expensive, is it ?
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#3 Daniel Carruthers

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:09 PM

You certainly would ! It ain't that expensive, is it ?


Im thinking more on saving time than money, i would like to just go down to the hardware store pick up some paint so i'll have the wrap ready for tommorow when i resum shooting.
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#4 Frank Barrera

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:18 PM

I have used aluminum foil when black wrap was not available (and whenever I roast a chicken) and the two biggest differences are #1 Black wrap will hold just about any shape you make it into and #2 Black wrap can be folded up neatly at the end of the day and literally used over and over and over again. It is very much worth the cost of $30 for a 50' roll.

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#5 Tomas Koolhaas

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 09:46 PM

I have some redheads and they get SUPER HOT! I wouldnt reckomend using them near to anything with any household paint on it becasue it will melt or set on fire! also in terms of saving time, wouldnt painting an entire roll of foil be way more time consuming than buying a roll of blackwrap?? depends how far away the black wrap shop is I guess.
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#6 Daniel Carruthers

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:45 PM

I have some redheads and they get SUPER HOT! I wouldnt reckomend using them near to anything with any household paint on it becasue it will melt or set on fire! also in terms of saving time, wouldnt painting an entire roll of foil be way more time consuming than buying a roll of blackwrap?? depends how far away the black wrap shop is I guess.

yeah i would have to order some. which i already did but i wont expect it for a couple more days, oh well untill then i'll just deal with it and find other solutions, flags always work
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 04:01 PM

yeah i would have to order some. which i already did but i wont expect it for a couple more days, oh well untill then i'll just deal with it and find other solutions, flags always work


I've used aluminium cooking foil when I didn't have black wrap. It works fine, just keep an eye out for any possible stray reflections, although I didn't see any when I used it.

yeah i would have to order some. which i already did but i wont expect it for a couple more days, oh well untill then i'll just deal with it and find other solutions, flags always work


I've used untreated aluminium cooking foil when I didn't have black wrap. It works fine, just keep an eye out for any possible stray reflections, although I didn't see any when I used it.
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