making diffusion screens
Posted 07 May 2005 - 09:18 PM
I would appreciate if anyone has a recipe for making of these frames, which would include a method of attachment of the frame to a standard C-stand.
Posted 08 May 2005 - 04:51 AM
I also have some sturdier 4'x4' frames made from 15mm copper pipe, fixed together with 'Push-fit' elbows, again from DIY stores.
The 'Push-Fit' elbows are ideal, because the frames can be easily disassembled and packed away. Both types of frame fit into a standard Grip arm/knuckle.
Posted 10 May 2005 - 03:55 PM
Posted 10 May 2005 - 05:48 PM
Or use PVC 1/2 inch plastic pipes with elbow joints, that works good, and that is really cheap to make
Posted 12 May 2005 - 02:40 PM
It was cheap and it's big enough to diffuse light hitting an entire car. Can't beat that. Good luck to everyone taking the DIY route. I'm all about purchasing tried and true gear, but when it comes to certain items I like to roll up the sleeves now and again; I was able to construct a sturdy camera operator ridable track dolly this way.
Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:12 PM
i made a 6x from the skinny metal electric-conduit pipe, connected with the little screw on elbows, it works great, super-easy to make, costs nothing and is a bit more rigid than PVC. i suspect you could build a frame much larger (using the bigger diameter conduit) as well, and you can either clamp directly to a c-stand or drill holes midway up the frame and add bolts.
It holds a big sheet of white ripstop (gussets on the corners and edges) tied to the frame.
it also doesn't look too DIY, if that's a consideration!
Posted 16 May 2005 - 01:40 PM
If you have access to a sewing machine and some down time, you can make your own.