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propboy 01-17-2018 05:12 PM

Help Finding a Certain Material for Props
I'm looking to create a prop trash can lid that can bend with the same flexibility as a a genuine metal trash can lid.

This is the inspiration for the scene its needed for. It's a metal trash can, like would be used in old-timey London. On top of that, it's being used for a continuous short, so the option of using two separate pieces, one clean, on dented, is out.

I'm open to using whatever material can achieve this convincingly. Thanks, dudes.

directorik 01-17-2018 05:48 PM

Welcome to indietalk.

That is a standard trash can lid. They are quite flexible and he was
very precise and careful how he hit his head with it. 90% of what
you saw was acting. The other 10% was the sound that very light
piece of metal makes close to a mic.

indietalk 01-17-2018 05:58 PM

These cans usually come in 3 gauges of steel; heavy, medium, commercial. The "commercial" is the flimsiest at 27 gauge.

In the example, it's real as stated. Physical comedians train how to fall and do such things.

propboy 01-18-2018 03:18 PM

Awesome, this helps a lot.

indietalk 01-18-2018 03:28 PM

I got it wrong and edited. Here ya go:

Commercial-Duty: 27 Gauge (Strong)
Medium-Duty: 25 Gauge (Stronger)
Heavy-Duty: 23 Gauge (Strongest)

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