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#1 Annie Wengenroth

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 01:22 AM

You label everybody's Christmas presents with white 1" tape and a Sharpie. And wrap them with 1/2" marking tape (red and green for the festivities).

Uh, yeah...I ran out of Scotch tape and those silly gift labels. :P

Happy Holidays, everyone!
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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 02:48 AM

I just used some 1" white cloth tape to counter-weight the sensor label on a CD from the library, so it would play properly in my CD drive. :)
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#3 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 02:50 AM

You label everybody's Christmas presents with white 1" tape and a Sharpie. And wrap them with 1/2" marking tape (red and green for the festivities).

No, if you were REALLY hardcore, you'd have broken out the label maker and velcro. :)

I had to take my Cinema Display to the Apple Store recently and had to tape up the cardboard box it came in with 2" black gaff. I got a lot of odd looks, so I guess they weren't film people.

Happy holidays!
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#4 Allen Achterberg

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 05:41 AM

I'm using some 35mm Dummi rolls to make the bows...


my girlfriend may be getting sick of film bows. used them for her birthdays too.
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#5 Kirsty Stark

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:09 AM

I'm using some 35mm Dummi rolls to make the bows...

my girlfriend may be getting sick of film bows. used them for her birthdays too.


Ooh... film bows are a great idea! Is there an art to shaping them? Do you have a picture?

I recently labelled all of my folders full of paperwork and assignments for the year with 1" camera tape and a permanent texta, ready to hand up. When you're on set during shopping hours you don't have time to buy proper stationery!

Merry Christmas everyone!
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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:28 AM

I decided to "wrap" all my presents in film canisters, because, a retarded monkey could wrap a present better than I.
I'm thinking for bows this year, I despool some miniDV tapes I've had around forever.
This first Christmas with the new G/f will certainly be memorable. . .
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#7 Rory Hanrahan

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 12:07 PM

Ha ha ha! That's great Annie! I felt bad about wrapping my gifts with paper or gaff, I forced myself to get "real tape". Glad I'm not the only AC out there that faced this dilemma!

Happy Holidays!
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#8 Mark Dunn

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 12:14 PM

Gaffer tape is a lot dearer per foot than Sellotape.
Mind you, it does peel off the wrapping paper without damaging it...
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#9 Allen Achterberg

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:57 AM

Ooh... film bows are a great idea! Is there an art to shaping them? Do you have a picture?

I recently labelled all of my folders full of paperwork and assignments for the year with 1" camera tape and a permanent texta, ready to hand up. When you're on set during shopping hours you don't have time to buy proper stationery!

Merry Christmas everyone!


Wish I would have seen your response before everyone destroyed my works of art! I'll make another in the next day or so and post a picture.

Allen
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#10 Nathan Martin

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:56 PM

i just wrapped a present in cinefoil last week

i sort of feel like i should have sealed it with a can label
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#11 Daniel Stigler

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 03:01 PM

This is my Camera
There are many like it, but this one is mine
My Camera is my best friend
It is my life
I must master it as i must master my life
Without me my Camera is useless
Without my Camera i am useless
I am married to this machine of metal and glass
And i will be faithful
I must pull focus true
I must keep my equipment in good shape
I must keep the gate clean
I will
Before god i swear this creed
My DoP and myself are defenders of asthetics
We are the masters of the set
We are the saviours of this shooting
So be it
Until there is no shooting but wrap
Amen.

Did I mention I have some good stories about breaking up with girlfriends that involve cameras?
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#12 Nik Samal

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:58 AM

Did I mention I have some good stories about breaking up with girlfriends that involve cameras?


haha go on..
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#13 Hal Smith

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 04:06 PM

This is my Camera
There are many like it, but this one is mine
My Camera is my best friend
It is my life
I must master it as i must master my life
Without me my Camera is useless
Without my Camera i am useless............


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