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#1 andrew ward

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 05:38 PM

"William Wages, ASC, gets the credit for devising this tool, used on sets over the years. We stock Wag Flags in 4, 6 and 8."
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 08:08 PM

It's basically some lightweight black nylon cloth like rip stock or black plastic table cloth material attached at one end to a rod or stick (and perhaps another stick at the other end to weight it down a bit) -- it can be held by a c-stand on one end of the rod and then unfurled down as a hanging black flag to whatever length you want to unroll it to.  Not being duvetine it is very lightweight.  The width of the material is often 4', 6', or 8' and sometimes the length is cut to that as well but I've seen 4'x'6' or 4' x 8' unfurled wag flags.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 08:11 PM

Thank you.
I had thought of making something similar but of course someones already thought of the idea and named it :/

Your replies are always helpful. Appreciate it!
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#4 andrew ward

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:48 PM

I just read an American Cinematographer profile of Wages and he has "WagBag"s too. Cheap black helium baloons hed use as a teaser for ceiling bounce. COOL.
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