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#1 Andy Lam

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 08:03 PM

Hi,

 

 

I'm gearing up to shoot a short film very soon and our only option for putting up wallpaper on a certain area was to use strong clear tape. We were hoping it'd be fine since you only see it in the distant background, but after tests on camera it is rather noticeable. Is there any fixes we can perform to dull the shine of the tape or some method to mask it?

 

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Andy


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#2 Chris Millar

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:10 PM

Use double sided?

 

'snot tape'

 

Or roll your own with what you have...


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#3 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:28 AM

If it doesn't look bad, maybe paint stripes over the (vertical?) clear tape with matte white and call it a patterned wallpaper?
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#4 Jeff Wolfram

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 12:08 PM

some ideas not sure if they will work:  there is a dulling spray for art work or you could try hair spray (aerosol can). Or what about changing the lighting a bit so the tape is not catching the angle of reflection from the light source that is making the tape noticeable?

just some thoughts


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