Jump to content


Photo

Beadboard Reflectors


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Hal Smith

Hal Smith
  • Sustaining Members
  • 2280 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • OKC area

Posted 19 October 2010 - 09:01 PM

I spent a fair amount of time on the web trying to find a source of beadboard that wouldn't cost a fortune to get shipped to OKC.

After a fair amount of Googling I found a source on the west side of OKC...and learned a lot about beadboard in the process.

Beadboard is sliced from 4'X8'X40" blocks of foam. Taylor Foam here in OKC makes all sorts of things out of beadboard including signs, architectural shapes, and even can make custom props. For reflectors they have a machine that produces slices at any thickness you want. I just had them make up six 4'X4'X13/16" reflectors that were $8.40 each.

Taylor Foam's website is: http://www.taylorfoam.com/
  • 0

#2 Stuart Brereton

Stuart Brereton
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3347 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles

Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:16 AM

I spent a fair amount of time on the web trying to find a source of beadboard that wouldn't cost a fortune to get shipped to OKC.


Hal,

Home Depot sell 8' x 4' sheets of bead board for about $12-14.
  • 0

#3 Hal Smith

Hal Smith
  • Sustaining Members
  • 2280 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • OKC area

Posted 20 October 2010 - 04:01 AM

Hal,

Home Depot sell 8' x 4' sheets of bead board for about $12-14.


Not in OKC...I checked them and Lowe's first. What they have here is styrofoam insulating board that has a shiny plastic film on the white side. As a result you get a specular (mirrorlike) reflection that looks like h*ll.
  • 0

#4 JD Hartman

JD Hartman
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1764 posts
  • Gaffer
  • Edison, N.J. U.S.A.

Posted 20 October 2010 - 08:17 AM

Not in OKC...I checked them and Lowe's first. What they have here is styrofoam insulating board that has a shiny plastic film on the white side. As a result you get a specular (mirrorlike) reflection that looks like h*ll.


Yes, semi-matt silver on one side, removable plastic film on the other. In any case, it sounds you found a better price for a basic consonable item.
  • 0

#5 Steve London

Steve London
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 50 posts
  • Other

Posted 20 October 2010 - 11:15 AM

I've never thought to check out a foam place, good idea. I too have been using the Home Depot variety and stripping off the vapor barrier. One thing on thickness though, is that I've found beadboard bounce that I've inherited from grip houses is usually made from thinner material, maybe half inch, and always backed up by foam core.

Which brings me to this problem. In my experience, putting black and white foam core on a reflector with the black side out, (so you have some handy negative fill or a flag), is a big problem because when you leave it out in the sun, black side up, it gets hot and warps like mad, becoming concave on the black side and convex on the opposite which makes the reflector far less efficient. Anybody else run into this?

Edited by Steve London, 20 October 2010 - 11:17 AM.

  • 0


Paralinx LLC

rebotnix Technologies

Metropolis Post

Ritter Battery

CineLab

FJS International, LLC

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Abel Cine

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Technodolly

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

The Slider

Visual Products

Willys Widgets

CineTape

Wooden Camera

Tai Audio

Rig Wheels Passport

Aerial Filmworks

Glidecam

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Willys Widgets

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Paralinx LLC

The Slider

CineTape

Glidecam

rebotnix Technologies

CineLab

Wooden Camera

Tai Audio

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Visual Products

Technodolly

Aerial Filmworks

Broadcast Solutions Inc

FJS International, LLC

Ritter Battery

Metropolis Post

Rig Wheels Passport

Abel Cine