home made gobos

simchapup

Lighting Technician
Joined
Jan 21, 2006
i need to make a castle gobo and ive heard of the pie plate but im worried about burning im working with a company with a limited budget but if i have to i gues i will spend the 9$ for each gobo
 

drawstuf99

Active Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2006
Pie pans actually work quiet well for smaller budgets, you just gotta be somewhat skilled with an exacto knife. They don't burn more than any other sorta gobo for the most part just because - think about, you put them in the oven at like 350+ degrees F anyway and it doesnt burst into flame or melt everywhere.

If you got the money, I'd suggest buying a custom one or something, but otherwise it works well.

Andrew

EDIT: In fact, I just made a gobo out of a pie pan just the other day and I dropped it in a light today on our FOH cat. We're doing a talent show with no budget and I just projected another light on the wall beside the procenium and I just made a little "logo." I'm trying not to use it too much, as it is fragile - a bit more than a steel gobo - but it's fine, looks fairly professional (this depends on how skilled you are at making them lol) and was like - what - 50cents? Give it a try. If you're still worried about it burning just watch it for a while but you shouldn't have a problem unless you use some sort of tape or something to hold it together for w/e reason. Then the tape could catch fire.

Otherwise, go for it. :)
 
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Felix

Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2006
However, the temperature gets way beyond 350F. My friend tells me that his gobos start glowing after the instrument has been on for a while.