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In a message dated 5/22/2005 10:46:51 AM Pacific Daylight Time, a teacher asks:
Question: Where do you buy that blue fabric for the filming background?
Response: Wal-Mart. In the "sheets" section. About $5 or so. (grin) I remember looking all over for professional filming backgrounds. I went to craft stores and stores that sold cloth for people who sew their own clothing. It was all outrageously expensive, hard to get, and difficult to manage. Then I came up with the idea of using a sheet and thumbtacks. You can just tack the sheet to your wall, putting tacks every foot or so around the perimeter. The fold wrinkles disappear as you gently stretch the fabric with each tack you put in.
In a message dated 5/31/2005 11:57:59 AM Pacific Daylight Time, a teacher writes:
Thank you for the money saving creative solution for finding a blue material for filming. Exactly what color does the label say? Navy blue, cobalt blue, aqua-blue?
Hmmm, got me there. I just picked out a "light blue" and didn't look at or at least do not recall the name of the color on the label.
For best results you will likely want to use a color that is not too light and not too dark.
The absolute best color for filming (IMHO) is a light grey.
Dark colors cause me to look bleached out. Light colors don't give much contrast with my hands.
Lately I've been using a "red" background.