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I've been working in visual effects for TV and motion pictures for 18 years. When we shoot isolated elements on stage to composite into an fx shot, we have found that a particular fabric gives us a nice, deep non-reflective black background. Black is important because it is the most opaque part of the film, allowing us to pull clean mattes for compositing. Anyway the fabric is called Black Velour and there are two kinds. The one we use is the one with red thread visible at the edges of the fabric. Don't use the Black Velour with the blue thread, it doesn't work as well. It can be found in Burbank at Dazian's (818) 841-6500 or in Hollywood at Fore Peak (323) 460-4192. When we shoot fire or explosions, this fabric really shows how well it absorbs reflective light.
JVC - MPAA - Are you listening?
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A woman is weeping over shadows on a screen, a man gets excited over ink on a page, a child is frightened over words in a book-
The mind gets caught up in the unreal and people become identified with it. But its power is such that it rules the world.