View Full Version : Fake cash bundles for shoot

04-06-2010, 08:45 AM
Anyone have experience making fake bundles of cash for a shoot? I need about 4 or five bundles to go in a paper bag, would be nice if it wasnt just blank paper between the bills.


04-06-2010, 09:41 AM
There's nothing quite like the real thing. Depending on where you are, you can often sweet talk your local branch bank into allowing a couple of close-up shots inside the bank.

We've used close ups of the bill counter (really cool to watch) and close ups of bundles inside a brief case. A pair of hands picks up one or two at random & fans them then closes the case - cut back to your scene.

Your local print shop is also your buddy. Their paper shear can make a large bundle of currency sized paper in about .2 seconds. Don't even try to cut them yourself. And don't forget to ask the banker for wrappers (bands) for the stacks. You might even get them to part with those canvas sacks they use for transport . . .

NO banker is EVER going to cooperate in a robbery scene - don't even bother going there.

Constantly amazes me what people WILL do if asked tho . . .