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Post by Jperson » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:07 pm

Lol, brilliant way to get a good prop. What if someone dropped a fag on it?

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Post by Epsilon » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:52 pm

The fags are over in the wardrobe and makeup departments. :wink:

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Post by MattexFilms » Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:31 am

If you want to make it evan more realictic, you can put yellow strips of paper across each bill. I did that with my sutcase of money and it made It look a lot better.
Ok, who pulled the pin on this one...

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Post by Matt » Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:45 pm

Here is the case of money from Hollow Point.


Good old British 20s. I originally used 50s but they just didn't look right. They are also bigger and didn't fit in the case as well as 20s.

I made bundles with cut up news paper. I scanned a crisp 20 pound note and printed out 20. I put 2 on the top of each newspaper bundle. In order to get 10 bundles to fit snug in the brief case I resized the graphic slightly before printing out.

Important Note : Making copies of money is illegal in most countries. Making a film prop isn't an excuse ... if it was counterfeiters around the World would be using it as a defence in court.

Remember that this is a prop and doesn't need to be perfect. In fact the less like a real bank note it looks the better. All it needs to do is look good on camera.

I used yellow craft paper to make bank style bands. No idea what real ones looked like so I made them up. I printed a graphic on the centre to look like an official stamp. You can't see it on camera so just use any graphic!

My props were deliberately :

1) The wrong size
2) Only printed single sided
3) Lacking any watermark or any attempt to replicate the silver strip etc

It is also a good idea to print something across the face of the note to indicate it is a prop. This will not be seen on camera but will make the note look fake up close.

For close ups just use real money.

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