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Rick Wise
Fantasy cloth
on Sep 28, 2010 at 8:54:26 pm

A while back, someone here or on the Cinematography forum posted a comment about using "Fantasy Cloth" to soften backgrounds. I tried it, and found it potentially useful. However, the company seems to be phasing the stuff out. They no longer carry the Thunder gray, only ivory, blue, and purple.

Frankly, I think a much more useful solution to making backgrounds appear to be less in focus is to stretch a clean 8'x8' single or double scrim. They must be in perfect shape. They are also a whole lot more expensive. Currently you can buy the remaining Fantasy Cloth for $39 each in large rolls. Maybe the white would work better than the gray. They are at http://www.studiodynamics.com/category/Specials-46. (I found the gray somewhat aggressive in calling attention to itself.)

Rick Wise
director of photography
San Francisco Bay Area
part-time instructor lighting/camera
Academy of Art University/Film and Video (grad school)
http://www.RickWiseDP.com


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Mark Suszko
Re: Fantasy cloth
on Sep 29, 2010 at 7:39:36 pm

RoseBrand is your friend for fantasy cloth.


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Rick Wise
Re: Fantasy cloth
on Sep 29, 2010 at 8:15:01 pm

Mark, what is the link? I'm not finding it. Did find "Backdrop Outlet" with lots of "fantasy cloth."

Rick Wise
director of photography
San Francisco Bay Area
part-time instructor lighting/camera
Academy of Art University/Film and Video (grad school)
http://www.RickWiseDP.com


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Mark Suszko
Re: Fantasy cloth
on Sep 29, 2010 at 10:06:42 pm

If they don't stock a product, it either is imaginary, or they have it by a different name.:-)

try this?

http://www.rosebrand.com/subcategory259/fabric-by-use-scrim.aspx


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Rick Wise
Re: Fantasy cloth
on Sep 29, 2010 at 10:51:00 pm

Thanks, Mark. They do not appear to have "fantasy cloth" which is a relatively cheap scrim that is NOT woven. They do have all sorts of woven scrims.

Rick Wise
director of photography
San Francisco Bay Area
part-time instructor lighting/camera
Academy of Art University/Film and Video (grad school)
http://www.RickWiseDP.com


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