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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2006 10:30:25 PM »

Book tape is great.  It's the clear tape libraries use on the books (like packing tape, but better).  It's heavy duty and flexible.

For the closure, you could use two d-rings (from craft/fabric stores) or two metal rings from the hardware store.  Really easy.  I prefer the round rings from the hardware store, actually, because they look the same even when the rings shift around a bit.

Love the belt.  Smiley  It reminds me of one I bought from a craft consignment shop--it's made of tickets from a roll.  Come to think of it, that would be a good combination with your film.

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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2006 03:34:03 PM »

That's very cool!  I wish I'd bothered to pick up my film from motion picture class... it would have been more then enough to make one of those.  It would have been skinnier though, since we were shooting on 15 mm.
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2006 03:57:54 PM »

cool, I have some pieces of film that shows parts of a harry potter trailer.
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2006 04:18:40 PM »

I vote for the old super-8 spool!  if you're going to do something like that, you might as well go all the way!  it would be awesome

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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2006 04:55:38 PM »

hey if you don't wanna use a super-8 spool (to be honest i have no idea what that is haha) most craft/sewing stores (ie. Michael's or Joann's) sell things called D rings which are spose to be used for belts and things. You use two of them and kinda weave an end through. I'm sure you have belt that uses them Smiley they're fairly cheap, like 3 bucks for two pair at michaels.

« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2006 05:26:31 PM »

thanks for all the input!  I'll definitely have to check out book tape and d-rings.

I think the super-8 spool would be too bulky, and probably fall off anyway.
I've been trying to score more film because a few friends have expressed interest in sporting my look.

thanks everyone for looking!!!!
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2006 12:31:03 PM »

To make it more durable you could try backing it with a stiff fabric or something similar... and if it was white or some other light color it would help the picture on the film to stand out.

As for the closure, I'd be inclined to agree with previous posters about using D-rings but I'd be afraid that it would crinkle the film too much [I know how fragile those suckers are, I take b+w photography and use 35mm.] I wonder if they make D-ring-esque things but in a simple rectangle? I bet they do... and that wouldn't crinkle the film!

Ah-hah! I was talking about something kind of like this: http://www.allproducts.com/plastic/shinfang/42-look_ring_series.jpg
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2006 12:38:37 PM »

thats so cool i want one i have a few questions first

1. could i use a old tape or a old film and pull it out
2.if i did that would it mess the whole thing up or would that be fine

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« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2006 02:26:26 PM »

What a great idea!  I'm totally going to bug The Boy to see if he can get me a piece of film (he works in VFX and has access to all sorts of weird TV and film equipment).

And I vote for the super-8 spool as a closure.  Go big, or go home! Smiley
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2006 04:33:59 PM »

thats so cool i want one i have a few questions first

1. could i use a old tape or a old film and pull it out
2.if i did that would it mess the whole thing up or would that be fine

hey! if you mean the tape from inside of an old video tape, that won't work.  Film is the stuff that is run through a projector at 24 frames a second (which means I have over a second of film around my waist, haha)
I don't think that tape would have any image on it, and it would be too thin.  Try and ask your local movie theatre if they have trailors or extra film lying around.  Try independent theatres, and even film schools.  Also, if you pulled the tape out, it would most likely damage the tape, unless you have some way to splice everything back together.
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