Wondering is there any difference in muslins from cine or fabric store?Muslin
Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:52 AM
Or here and it is even hemmed at the edges
Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:11 AM
The cut sheets are wider than the 9' by-the-yard so you avoid a seam shadow on the larger sizes. Other than that, I don't think so, unless it is fireproofed. Looks like you could save a few quid.
Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:53 AM
Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:27 AM
It's a long time since I did it but when I needed backdrop canvas I went straight to a theatrical supplier. It doesn't come any cheaper. That first one seems cheap enough though. It will need hemming so it doesn't tear. Have you a seamstress girlfriend (or mother, even?).
Posted 01 June 2013 - 02:46 AM
Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:04 AM
i think they have a finer structur. That ist something that must be checked with a light meter...
Posted 02 June 2013 - 03:29 PM
yes I think they give you an example so you can test the processing
Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:53 PM
One of my most useful bounce sources I made was a 4x4 piece of bead board (foam from home depot) fastened to foamcore for support. Then I covered the foamcore with muslin I purchased from a fabric store. Cost less than $20.
The great thing about fabric stores is that you have so many options of quality and color in the fabrics for half the price. The film tools stuff is expensive in the same way that clothes pins are cheaper than "C-47's"
Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:07 AM
You don't think companies like Avenger, Mathews or Mole contract to have spacial fabric woven just for them do you? Muslin is muslin, the only difference in price might be the width and how tight the weave is (threads per inch). California Sunbounce is a type of sailcloth. Duvetyn/Commando cloth is fireproofed, most silks, muslins, bounce/diffusion fabrics, etc,. are not.
Certainly not the cheapest supplier but some interesting reading: http://www.rosebrand.com/
Sorry, I ramble a bit.
Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:29 AM
I once used some muslin on frames that I thought were too loosely woven, I was getting a faint hard shadow from the source coming through the weave, I ended up having to put Opal behind the muslin.