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#1 Reggie A Brown

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 02:24 AM

Hello All

I'm studying and learning more about lighting and grip equipment. I just recently purchased my first scrim. I purchased the Matthews single 24x36. It's really thin. Like really really thin! And I'm afraid of ripping and/or tearing it if it's not stored properly. So my questions are: how do you guys store them and go about handling them when traveling? Is there a scrim case? And how durable is the fabric on scrims, can they take any abuse?

Thanks in advance to who ever may answer these questions!

Edited by Reggie A Brown, 01 April 2017 - 02:25 AM.

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#2 Michael Rodin

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 03:52 AM

I stack them between flags and poly bouce board, tie their ears together and wrap in some canvas or tarpaulin. Don't stack different-sized scrims/flags though as smaller scrims' metalwork can tear the larger ones' fabric.

A special scrim bag with dividers is better though.

And the "right" way to do it is a scrim box in the grip truck (usually a wooden box on the side by the doors), with separate sections for different sizes/types, so you can quickly pull out the one you need.


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#3 JD Hartman

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 07:22 AM

Flag and scrim bag as made by Matthews, Advantage Gripware, etc. or scrim box made or Coroplast. 


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#4 Reggie A Brown

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 09:11 PM

Thanks guys. I think I may make a d.i.y scrim box.
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#5 George Ebersole

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:59 AM

Don't most studios and grip trucks keep them in wooden boxes?


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#6 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:55 PM

If you are packing them up in a car I would look into Road Rags. They travel a wee bit better.


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