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#1 Alex Flowers

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:07 AM

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I was watching a behind the scenes clip for a perfume commerical and noticed this cool handmade tool used to make abstractions and bokeh type effects.

 

It's thin wire and small plastic circles but I have exhausted every possible google search I can think of and was wondering if anyone knows the actual name for the plastic, has made one, or knows where I can get it. It sort of looks like something you'd find in a kids art kit.

 

Many many thanks.

 

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:08 AM

Is that some sort of flower-arranging accessory, one of those things with the flat glass beads and the wire?


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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:22 AM

A lot of that stuff is home made/custom made or found.
My own favorites that I have is a deformed magnifying glass, a piece of 5x6x.25 acryllic with holes of varying sizes drilled into it, a 4x4 CD case scratched to hell.

Vantage, I've seen, has glass filters which are a good size filled with colored monofilamint, small prisms, ect, really the sky is the limit but you don't necessarily NEED to buy something like this.

Normally I just try to design my stuffs to fit into the 4x4 mattebox I own-- as best as possible. And then play around. Grab a vDSLR and see what certain things will do for you.


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#4 Alex Flowers

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:09 AM

Is that some sort of flower-arranging accessory, one of those things with the flat glass beads and the wire?

 

The clip got taken down from youtube (screenshotted a while ago), they're def. plastic. I've taken a look in some craft shops but nothing comes close.

 

Adrian, I'll do some experimenting for sure. I made a makeshift type wire brush like in the video that works. I don't really want to have anything to weighty. If anyone can recommend some plastics that's be great.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:13 AM

Ahh, no found the video. 4:50 in -


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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:18 AM

I've seen things like that at Target ;)


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#7 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:42 PM

Yes it's just one of those weird not-a-flower flower arrangement things.


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