Home

Go Back   IndieTalk - Indie Film Forum > Making The Film > On The Set
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-25-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
mostlyhuman
Basic Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2
Question Tips on creating faux concrete walls?

I am needing to construct a room with a concrete floor and walls. I was hoping someone would have some ideas on how to get that look. I was hoping to just start with standard luan flats as a base. I would like a weathered water stained type look to the walls.

Thanks in advance for any help/tips/suggestions!!
mostlyhuman is offline   Reply With Quote




Old 04-25-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
Dreadylocks
Premiere Member
 
Dreadylocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Champaign/Urbana
Posts: 4,485
Send a message via Skype™ to Dreadylocks
Is there a reason you can't find an unfinished basement or a warehouse to film in? Do the walls need to be break-away or movable?

If not, it will be way cheaper, easier, and less time consuming to just use the real thing.
Dreadylocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 05:52 PM   #3
Cracker Funk
Premiere Member
 
Cracker Funk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 8,661
Blog Entries: 3
I agree with Dready -- if you can just shoot in a basement, I'd do that.

But if, for some reason, you need fake concrete walls, I believe there is a textured spray-paint that will look like concrete.
__________________
GUERILLA!!!
Cracker Funk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
mostlyhuman
Basic Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2
the walls need to be moveable to be able to achieve what we are needing. unfortunately theres no way a real location could work. a 4 wall set will have to be constructed. :/
mostlyhuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 06:11 PM   #5
Cracker Funk
Premiere Member
 
Cracker Funk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 8,661
Blog Entries: 3
Cool. That being the case, I think you should take a trip to your local Lowes or Home Depot. I'm pretty sure there's a spray-paint that'll do the trick. I'm not sure what you should paint it on. Styrofoam, maybe? Drywall maybe?
__________________
GUERILLA!!!
Cracker Funk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 08:01 PM   #6
directorik
IndieTalk Filmmaking Guru
 
directorik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: hollywood
Posts: 7,573
I don't have any tips because I am not a scenic artist, but
I can tell you from experience than a good scenic can make
any luan flat look like anything you want with paint, time
and talent. If there is a theater near you or a university
with a theater department I suggest contacting them.
directorik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2012, 10:56 AM   #7
knightly
IndieTalk Moderator
 
knightly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: MN, USA
Posts: 8,177
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via AIM to knightly Send a message via Skype™ to knightly
Gray basecoat with a texture in it (the sand stuff, and while still wet, scrape with a grooved trowel maybe), then some colored treatments in broad but subtle strokes can break up the evenness of the color... then age it using watered down black paint in the corners and allowing it to drip on its own.

test paint stuff to figure out the techniques and colors that will work best or you.

Youtube is your best friend here, that's where I have found these types of things in the past.
__________________
YAFI Underground, please like and/or subscribe:
Website - Youtube - Facebook
knightly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2012, 04:56 PM   #8
Cracker Funk
Premiere Member
 
Cracker Funk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 8,661
Blog Entries: 3
Oh, yeah directorik makes two good points -- first, that you should contact a local college. Lots of skilled people looking for projects to join. Also, by pointing out the fact that he is not a scenic artist, that reminds me that I should've qualified my statements with the fact that I am not, either. I've done plenty of things DIY, and I was just thinking aloud.

knightly also makes a very good point -- lots of DIY stuff to be learned on youtube. And if what you're looking for isn't there, I'll bet there's a written tutorial somewhere on the internet.
__________________
GUERILLA!!!
Cracker Funk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

©2003-2013 IndieTalk