Hi DIY Folks,
I am not a great DIY guy, I even recruited others to put together my cine-dolly for me.
I am looking for alternative for a overhead/butterfly to filter the sun outside. I was thinking of making it out of PVC and drilling holes it it to put rope to hold it down. I was also thinking of using a sheet or something instead of buying a $200 silk.
Has anyone built something similar? I will post my results when its done.
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04-07-2006 03:19 PM
04-07-2006 03:45 PM
I got these plans off the internet a while ago (my apologies to the original author, I don't remember where I got it). I built a couple of them and used them for my film INVITATION, they worked very well.
Here's a link to a PDF of the plans: http://www.day7studios.com/nrestudio...n_diffuser.pdf
Hope that helps,
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04-07-2006 04:34 PMOriginally Posted by Larry R
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04-07-2006 04:40 PMOriginally Posted by DJ Lewis
I just had people hold them, you could use spring loaded clamps or c-stands. One note of caution, outdoors on windy days they act like sails on a ship...hard to hold.
I am working on a modification that would add a stand to the existing frame. If I get it working I'll post a modification to the plans here.
Last edited by Larry Rutledge; 04-07-2006 at 04:46 PM.
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In case you did want to make it out of square tube, instead of PVC or conduit...
You could even get a connector like this...
and then weld a baby pin to a 1" piece of aluminum square tubing for use with c stands.
If you wanted to add legs to it so it could stand up on its own, you could even use a connector like this...
04-07-2006 03:49 PM
Great link !
04-07-2006 06:22 PM
I just searched through all 39 pages of Amvona's E-Bay store, but didn't see this on there at the moment ... but here's a link to the product from their retail site: http://www.amvona.com/v7/shop/?page=...roduct_id=2314
I've seen these go out the door for less than $150 through E-Bay, so if you don't want to DIY, I think you can still get a pretty good quality product for $150 or less, plus shipping. I've gotten a ton of stuff from them (through E-Bay), and typically pay no more than 25-30% of their retail pricing, and have been SUPER happy with the majority of their stuff.Norm Sanders
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04-08-2006 09:50 AM
04-10-2006 09:41 AM
Very cool, Norm. $150 would be good, on the link you gave it said $400+...my cheapie DIY version cost $35 But it's not as sturdy and needs people (grips) around to hold it.