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stephen210
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Bob Burns visit in July...What to shoot? Reply with quote

Okay I know everything but what are some pieces we really want detailed pictures of?

cat carrier
emergency helmet
Cattle prod


He told me he had some more costumes and stuff. So it will be like Christmas...



BTW...I am working on getting some images and maybe a casting of the hero harpoon gun.. Not from Bob though..
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about Ash's head? Laughing o/j
What ever photos you get will be great, can't wait to see 'em.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Santa,

If you have access to other clothes, try to take pics of :

Ripley's underwear !
Sneakers
Belts
Racal headset (lot of red markings on those)
Pens (on shirts)
Kane's full size burial shroud

Just in case you'd stumble on those :

Nostromo mug
Drinking birds (would love to see what's written on front of the hats)
Infirmary tools
Brett's electrical sticks
MUTHUR access panel (and Key, like the one that sold on propstore.com)
BALAJI pack of cigarettes (my personal HOLY GRAIL !)
Parker's mastermind game
Fire extinguishers (cockpit)
Big orange lamps (cockpit)
Set blueprints
Sir Ridley's storyboards

See what you can do... Thanks mate !


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harpoon gun casting you say, hmm???
Would this casting have the capability to. . . oh, I dunno. . . multiply perhaps?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Blade Runner stunt he has would be top on my list Very Happy...

Of course anything from ALIEN, especially the Giger ALIEN head. The Nostromo pistols and Holsters.

Of course absolutely everything Bob has in his "basement" I could spend all day looking at just one item.

Andy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stephen, when it comes to what kind of stuff Bob owns you simply shoot and ask questions later

That "prod" would be a nice addition in any collection
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will do my best.

Yeah I am real excited about the Prod. I think that will be a cool one.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dallas command shirt.

Drop Ship model (left side pods).
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this may be a dumb question, but who is bob burns? I googled a site and there is some guy who is talking about Buck rogers and looks like he acted in some B-movies... is this the same guy? and if so, What is his part in ALIEN? I dont see anything in the credits. I may be missing something here..
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I may advise...

Bring reference materials. Something to put in the photos for scale and color reference is key. I use the "QPCard" gray scale cards, but a full color calibration card would be best. A gridded notepad will be good for small items.

PRACTICE with the camera you are going to use. Time will be tight, and the minutes will fly by faster than you think. Practice thinking in terms of "orthographic" views: which angles capture the "true form" of an object? What happens if I move the camera a few inches? Do not be afraid to move both camera and object you're photographing.

If your camera has a "macro" setting, learn to use it to get sharp closeups.

Lighting is key. Bring a flash, but learn to use the flash "off axis" in order to not flood the subject with light (that is, hold the light off to the side rather that flashing it from the same angle as the camera lens).

Also be aware of backgrounds. One of my big regrets in the Blade Runner gun shots, is that I didn't take into account that the gun was usually sitting on a glass display case, making the background of each photo very busy and distracting. Put the object on the floor or on a sheet of paper to get a clean background if possible..

Bring a ruler and calipers, and take copious notes if you can. Also consider bringing a laptop computer and a cheap flatbed scanner, so you can get "true" orthographic views with no distortion. Try to include a ruler and color reference in the scans as well. Bring a white handkerchief or cloth to use as a backdrop for scans and photos.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jtparker wrote:
this may be a dumb question, but who is bob burns? I googled a site and there is some guy who is talking about Buck rogers and looks like he acted in some B-movies... is this the same guy? and if so, What is his part in ALIEN? I dont see anything in the credits. I may be missing something here..



edit.. ok I see who he is..
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="jtparker"]
jtparker wrote:
this may be a dumb question, but who is bob burns? I googled a site and there is some guy who is talking about Buck rogers and looks like he acted in some B-movies... is this the same guy? and if so, What is his part in ALIEN? I dont see anything in the credits. I may be missing something here..



ok I see who he is.. pretty sad about the Derelict.
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