A&P Backdrops, Lighting and Cameras

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  1. registeredPORK

    registeredPORK Happy Poo Poo

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    I'm planning to make my own backdrop but I was wondering if there's anywhere where I can buy one *cheap* and if not, I'm fine with making my own.

    I'm planning to buy a video camera although I would like opinions/advice/suggestions for widescreen.

    What type of lighting would I need if I want to make the images soft? Or can I add this effect when editing the video in Adobe Premiere?
     
  2. Cobber

    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    What do you need a backdrop for with a video camera?
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    so they can control what the background looks like :dunno:

    seems obvious
     
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  4. Jonny Chimpo

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    amvona.com has the cheapest backgroud gear I've found yet.
     
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    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    I just was not expecting any one to need something so stationary for shooting video :dunno:
     
  7. Jcolman

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    Backdrops: www.dennymfg.com

    Cameras: Sony, Panasonic, etc. Take your pick.

    Lighting: Use soft diffused light as opposed to hard light. Put a #2 Tiffen Soft effect filter on the lens. For a cheap soft look, strech a silk stocking over the lens.

    I don't know if Adobe Premier has a "soft effect" but I know Adobe After Effects does.
     
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    I use backdrops all the time when shooting interviews, products, etc.
     
  9. Cobber

    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    I don't know why, but I just didn't put them together when I first read this thread :dunno:
     
  10. no chroma key bg no care :io:
     
  11. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    We've got a portable green screen. I've set it up in the middle of Times Square and no one even gave us a second glance. Ya gotta love New Yawkers!
     

  12. Yeah last time I was there this hot blonde chick was running around holding up some sign running around topless! I couldn't read the sign because she was moving too fast and my eyes were drawn to the knockers :rofl: Not a really good way of advertising. :o

    you're close to NY? Maybe we can have lunch sometime :jb:
     
  13. joy division

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    It is legal for women to be topless in NYC.
     
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    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    It's legal in Ohio too. We have this thing every year called the Community Festival, and they encourage women to exercise this right. Except it's only the nasty pale hippies that ever go topless. :(
     
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    :wtc: so sowwee
     

  16. actually yes :eek3:
     
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    nigga I dont' lie
     
  18. Mr_Penut

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    nicker


    please
     
  19. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    don't know about the quality, but ebay has some pretty cheap backdrops.
     
  20. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    every year I say, I'm going to comfest this year.... but I never end up going. to many people :hs:
     
  21. Jcolman

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    No, I'm in NC. I was doing a shoot for IBM when I was in Times Square.
     
  22. registeredPORK

    registeredPORK Happy Poo Poo

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    Should of gotten together when I was in NC.



    Anyway, thanks for all the info people.
    I'll post my project up after I'm done.
    :)
     

  23. :o oh crap i must be dislexic (sp?) I read that is "Is it legal...."
     

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