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    I wouldn't be surprised if there were sources there already - there is a fair amount of production work done in Orlando...gotta look it up.
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    Shawn - I stuck this, as it could be a potentially useful thread. If you don't mind, can you keep an eye on it and update your initial post with any useful links that get submitted throughout this thread's life?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Quirk View Post
    Hmm... with Full Sail being close by, it might be a good idea to open one here in Orlando too.
    Think again. Full Sail makes and stores their own flats. Students are required to construct and finish all flats used for the production of their film while taking Art Direction courses so trying to take advantage of a rental market based around FS would be kind of pointless.
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    Well, there goes another dream of wealth and independence. Thanks for bursting my bubble dude...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry R View Post
    Shawn - I stuck this, as it could be a potentially useful thread. If you don't mind, can you keep an eye on it and update your initial post with any useful links that get submitted throughout this thread's life?
    will do!
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    added a really cool video to a DIY vacuum former
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    Hi, I've been trawling the 'net for a while looking for good film-related tutorials to compile a links page for an amateur film-making group here in the UK.

    I have concentrated on the 'practical' side in particular, so sites that discuss/show You how to do low-budget stuff in the real world - not in software - is what I'm after.
    Here's a good one with guides for all the usual practical FX stuff; smoke, explosions, snow, etc.

    http://www.detonationfilms.com/Cheap...and_Tricks.htm


    I have just found this intelligent QandA on a set painter's site here in the UK.
    It is specifically for amateur Theatre, but worth a look as a lot of the design advice and techniques described, would be transferable/adaptable to film-set use.

    http://www.set-painting.com/QandA/QandA_LIST.htm

    I'll post more as/when I find them.

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    Another Set Building resource-
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    Thanks for starting this Shawn.

    Here is a web site that I have been following for the last year- it is really fun to follow when class is in session:
    http://www.setbuild.ucreative.ac.uk/current.php

    BTW- anyone have any suggestions / idea on how to join two flats together in an easy way that would allow for break down / transport / storage, but also allow for a seamless join? (Or am I asking for to much ... )
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    Well...good carpentry with good straight stock and alignment via coffin latches or comparable fasteners will get you close enough that taping and painting the seam is about all you will have to do to complete setup.

    I think that's as close as the breakdown you describe will come, to seamless.
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    Thanks- sounds like a possible solution. (I'll have to test out my carpentry skills ...)

    For flats that are not going to be borken down / stored, what is the common way of attaching them together? Is it to screw them together and then tape / mud the joints?
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