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    Online Tutorials

    Alright, let's round them up folks!

    False Teeth (this site has a lot of good makeup-driven fx tutorials)
    http://www.makeup-fx.com/tandeng1.html

    Studio Creations Costume and Prop Building
    Mostly deals with Star Wars costume/props, but has great general tutorials on plastic vacuum forming, distressing objects, riveting, etc
    http://www.studiocreations.com/howto/

    Ever wonder how to build a flat? Sure you have. (from Sad Max)
    http://www.benteague.com/features/flat.pdf

    YouTube Video Tutorials

    DIY Vacuum Former
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5CGf...e=channel_page

    Brain splatter (also briefly shows an alternative design vacuum former)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xc7_AAeglE
    Last edited by Shawn Philip Nelson; 04-30-2009, 09:39 PM.
    Formerly user 'shawneous'.

    "Every great idea is on the verge of being stupid."
    -Michel Gondry

    #2
    Cool site! I've seen Trooper Clerks before, but never followed it back to this site. Thanks!

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      #3
      Ever wonder how to build a flat?

      Sure you have.

      http://www.benteague.com/features/flat.pdf
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      The key to success is being too dumb to know when to quit.


      Motion Picture & Television Art Directors' Guild :: IATSE Local 800 :: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

      ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, Star Trek: Into Darkness (nominated, 2013)
      ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, Mockingbird Lane (nominated, 2012)
      ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, Avatar (2010)

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        #4
        Thanks SadMax, that was informative. Building a flat is the easy part though... moving and storing are the hard part ;)

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          #5
          Build 'em cheap and flimsy and junk them at the end of shooting. Storage costs are not worthwhile unless you have a series of shoots planned to extract the value invested in storage, rather than build fresh pieces as you need them...

          ...or unless you have a *lot* of unused storage space.

          As for moving them...rent a truck.
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          The key to success is being too dumb to know when to quit.


          Motion Picture & Television Art Directors' Guild :: IATSE Local 800 :: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

          ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, Star Trek: Into Darkness (nominated, 2013)
          ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, Mockingbird Lane (nominated, 2012)
          ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, Avatar (2010)

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            #6
            Tsk, tsk Max... while the rest of the World is trying to go Green, you are suggesting tossing materials that can be recycled for other productions? Bad Max!

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              #7
              Sometimes 'Green' means saving the green that's in your pocket.
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              The key to success is being too dumb to know when to quit.


              Motion Picture & Television Art Directors' Guild :: IATSE Local 800 :: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

              ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, Star Trek: Into Darkness (nominated, 2013)
              ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, Mockingbird Lane (nominated, 2012)
              ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, Avatar (2010)

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                #8
                Is there anyplace that rents flats?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Capt Quirk View Post
                  Is there anyplace that rents flats?
                  In Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, etc, yes. Look up 'scenery rentals.'
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                  The key to success is being too dumb to know when to quit.


                  Motion Picture & Television Art Directors' Guild :: IATSE Local 800 :: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

                  ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, Star Trek: Into Darkness (nominated, 2013)
                  ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, Mockingbird Lane (nominated, 2012)
                  ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, Avatar (2010)

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                    #10
                    Hmm... with Full Sail being close by, it might be a good idea to open one here in Orlando too.

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                      #11
                      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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                      The key to success is being too dumb to know when to quit.


                      Motion Picture & Television Art Directors' Guild :: IATSE Local 800 :: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

                      ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, Star Trek: Into Darkness (nominated, 2013)
                      ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, Mockingbird Lane (nominated, 2012)
                      ADG Award for Excellence in Production Design, Avatar (2010)

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                        #12
                        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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                          #13
                          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.
                          Andrew Brinkhaus |director of photography
                          www.andrewbrinkhaus.com
                          Los Angeles

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                            #14
                            Well, there goes another dream of wealth and independence. Thanks for bursting my bubble dude...

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                              #15
                              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!
                              Formerly user 'shawneous'.

                              "Every great idea is on the verge of being stupid."
                              -Michel Gondry

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