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#1 justinly

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 03:11 PM

I read somewhere and heard that you can make markers using golf tees. maybe im just stupid.. but can anybody give me details on how you would do that? do you create a T and drive it into the ground? i got a shoot next monday and we will be doing a lot of outdoors! help please!!!

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#2 David Regan

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 03:33 PM

As per forum rules, your please change your display name to your full first and last name.

As for your question, every assistant in the world has different ways of marking, especially outside, it comes down to preference. For good hard marks, sandbag Ts or colored metal Ts work best for me. But I have used golf ts before often just as a quick 'soft' mark or if the DP is looking at shots for later in the day and wants a reminder of camera positions. Often too, if I find out the marks have to be pulled as they are visible in shot, golf ts are small enough to be hidden in the grass so the camera won't see them. On the flip side they are so small that often people can't see them too, so they have limitations.
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#3 David Rakoczy

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 06:15 PM

Besides changing your screen name as Mr. Regan has kindly suggested.....

You can use anything to mark.. a golf tee (tho barely visible and highly NOT recommended)... a small flag... a sand bad.. a human... a crack in the concrete.. a wedge... a stain... whatever.

Are you the focus puller?

...I (might) use golf tees for Table Top shots and that is about it.
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:08 PM

I generally cover metal Ts with tape and use those. I do, however, also carry some of a particular type of roofing nail. They have a big flange/washer thing and they make a 1" or 1-1/2" dot on the ground. I spraypainted them a few different colors. They seemed like a good idea but I really don't use them a lot. They're good for actors who keep kicking their marks around, or for when a regular T is too visible.

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#5 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 04:08 AM

Golf tees would be a good way of anchoring down a sandbag T. I've used flathead nails before, but they're easy to lose and can be pretty dangerous if someone steps on one, so I struck that idea after the first try.
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#6 John Waterman

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 04:24 PM

I use golf T's to tack in the metal or sandbag Ts if the actor's bump them around. The metal framing T's are the best thing to use to mark actors. About $3.50 at home depot. Just wrap them with camera tape in different colors.
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#7 Michael Kubaszak

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 05:44 PM

I use golf T's to tack in the metal or sandbag Ts if the actor's bump them around. The metal framing T's are the best thing to use to mark actors. About $3.50 at home depot. Just wrap them with camera tape in different colors.



I use rubber matting instead of steel.
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#8 justinly

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 02:56 PM

thanks everyone! helpful insight!!
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#9 David Rakoczy

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 03:42 PM

If you really want to show gratitude, for the third time, per the forum rules please go to My Controls and change your screen name to your real first and last name.

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