Assuming the interior that is often seen through the doors when the box is being filmed on location is a large printed acetate sheet with a light shone from the rear, does anyone know where you can get a sheet of acetate that big printed on?
The other and cheaper, but lets face it less pretty option, involves a white sheet, a large frame and wadge of white t shirt transfer paper!
Yea they do take the rear wall off and back light it on the real thing, I was wondering if anyone knew of a screen printer that would print something off that big, I was thinking like printing a single duvet cover?
Just a thought, failing that it will have to be large printed pieces stuck together.
Post by atomicgraph on Mar 18, 2008 22:19:31 GMT 1
i've got a screen printing press. but to print something that size and that many colors would be very expensive. you could probably go to a sign shop and have them print out that image on a piece of vinal... you may have to find another way to light it though probably just shining a light on it would do the trick
I'm new here, but wouldn't it be easier to just use a "green screen" and add it digitally? (he asked rhetorically)
I think he wants to mimic what they have on the show, which is a big backlit picture of the console room attached to the back of the prop where the normal back panel would be. It's hard to green screen something in that you are trying to look at in real life. Now if you had a holographic projector... Bill Rudloff
Yea the plan was to have the screen set forward of the actual wall and have diffused lighting between the back wall and the screen, there by giving an illuminated interior. I like the vinyl idea tho I might look into that. In the interim I have discovered that you can use tshirt transfer paper on white sheet and the effect is passable