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#1 Lee Tamer

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:57 AM

A script I'm shooting requires several scenes to be shot in a grave yard with a name visible on the head stone. How on earth do I put names on a headstone? Do I buy a real headstone? Im totally stuck at this point.
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:47 AM

You could make a fake one out of many materials; such as cut foam, and then painted with rock paint (Home depot used to sell something like this).

Or; you could make a "sheath" to go over a real headstone or a false front for a real one.

or you could create a CGI headstone and motiontrack/composite it into the scene.

Or you could look for a headstone which already has a similar name and stage action so as to obscure things you don't want.

Were it me, I'd just build a fake headstone out of foam and paint it.

You could also buy a real headstone, but those are expensive...
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#3 Daniel Jackson

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 04:36 AM

Making a foam one would seem to be the easiest option.
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