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Published : 30th August 2009


Can you guys share of what you've tried on Windows..? Anything besides ND85. Nets, wires etc...? Some black, flexible and matte plastic net would do, but I don't know where to find one.


Janusz Sikora



>>Can you guys share of what you've tried on Windows..? Anything besides ND85. Nets, wires etc...? >>Some black, flexible and matte plastic net would do, but I don't know where to find one.


Rosco used to make a product that was a plastic netting but I couldn't find it. It was black on one side and silver on the other. Is it still available?


Jim Sofranko
NY/DP



I use Hampshire Frost (usually 1/8) on windows to blur backgrounds.


Don't know if this is what you're looking for, though you might find something interesting in a fabric store.
I hope this helps.


Byron shah
dp los Angeles



Rosco Scrim and Lee Scrim.
Rosco used to have Rosco Scrim, really a soft opaque sheet with lots of tiny holes. On a window, it cuts light by one and a half stops or so. The side you see is matte black, so you don't have to worry about reflections or rattling gel. It's silver on the other side, so it can be put on fome kor to make a nice shiny bounce. I couldn't find it on the Rosco web site.


Lee sells the same thing and calls it # 270 Lee Scrim. They also sell it black on both sides and call it # 275 Black Scrim. Both come in five foot wide rolls.


Pat Blackard
DP/Gaffer
Austin, TX



The Rosco stuff used to be available black/silver and black/black.


I remember hearing a story that it was originally designed black/silver to put inside on the rear windows of automobiles to reduce the sun coming in but still allowing you to see out the back.
I believe the original project was made in Israel and Rosco picked it up... or so the legend goes. CECO probably still has some.


Mark Weingartner
LA based VFX DP/Supervisor



>>Rosco used to make a product that was a plastic netting but I couldn't find it. It was black on one side >>and silver on the other. Is it still available?


Still available, and very handy:
Rosco Cinegel #3809 Filter
RoscoScrim - 20x24" Sheet
Mfr# 380911 ? B&H# RO3809S
Naturally, it comes in rolls as well.


Jason M Wallace
Gaffer, NYC



Janusz:


Try some of these:


Cinegel #3421: Black Scrim
A perforated material that is black on both sides. Used as a Neutral
Density Window Scrim. Reduces incident light level 2 stops. (48" X 25')
(Transmission = 25%).
Cinegel #3423: Cinescreen
A woven material similar to black scrim. Used as a neutral density windowscrim. Reduces incident light level 2 stops. (Transmission = 25%).


From your friends at ROSCO.


Regards,


Oliver Peale S.E. US Rep.



>>"Rosco used to have Rosco Scrim, really a soft opaque sheet with lots of tiny holes"
Rosco Scrim is also great for car headlights, which left untreated,
will flare the lens badly. Two pieces of Rosco Scrim cut for the headlights makes them just about right.


Blain Brown
DP
LA