Film Equipment Fabric Information

 

ImageFabricApprox.
Light Loss
DescriptionSafety and Care
Artificial Silk (PolySilk) Full White1.8 stopDiffuses the light source and spreads the light over the material reducing any hot spots. Creates a very soft , diffused lightIR
Wash as normal
Artificial Silk (PolySilk) Full Black2 stopsA very soft, diffused light without the reflectance of the white. The quality of the light is like a shadow. This is a great textile for reducing reflections on glass or other shiny surfaces. 
Lighting Textile Artificial Silk Quarter WhiteArtificial Silk (PolySilk) Quarter White Diffuses a  light source with a light transparency whilst still retaining shadow detail, ideal for controlling overhead sunlight. 
Artificial Silk (PolySilk) Quarter Black Diffuses a light source with a light transparency whilst still retaining shadow detail, the black reduces the light source and reduces all of the reflectance of the textile, good for glasses or reflective surfaces 
Lighting Textile Artificial Silk Quarter GreyArtificial Silk (PolySilk) Quarter Grey Diffuses a light source with a light transparency whilst still retaining shadow detail, the grey also reduces the light source and lessens the reflectance, ideal for skin tones. 
China Silk Half Natural1 stopNatural silk is soft and translucent diffusion. It has a unique glow when used on skin and textured surfaces such as food or garments, cosmetics and some hair. 
Lighting Textile China Silk Natural WhiteChina Silk Half White1 stopA soft translucent diffusion. The white is similar to the natural and can be used the same. The great advantage of a half silk is you can combine it with another soft source to have great control over the diffusion density. 
Lighting Textile China Silk BlackChina Silk Half Black A soft , diffused light without the reflectance of white, half silk has a grainy texture also as the material is lighter. Great for reflective surfaces, or shiny food /beverage. 
Lighting Textile Lightbox Magic ClothLight Box Diffusion ( Magic cloth style) White A heavier diffusion developed to match up with commercial light boxes. It is a great all round diffusion, the light quality matches the light box making your light set up more controllable. It has a brilliant white with a very even spread  from the light source. 
Lighting Textile Grid Cloth Full WhiteFull Grid White A very common grade of ripstop diffusion used simultaneously with brand diffusion such as Lee and Rosco filters. Full grid is quite a heavy diffusion that provides a soft glow  light quality. 
Lighting Textile Grid Cloth Half WhiteHalf Grid White A very common grade of ripstop diffusion used simultaneously with brand diffusion such as Lee and Rosco filters. Full grid is quite a heavy diffusion that provides a soft glow  light quality. 
Half Grid Grey A translucent ripstop nylon with an 18% grey hue medium diffusion, the difference being grey is it reduces the surface reflectance, ideal for a neutral overhead ambient diffusion. 
Half Grid Black A translucent ripstop nylon with a black hue,  medium diffusion, the difference being black  reduces the surface reflectance, ideal for diffusing a light source with limited reflection. 
Lighting Textile Grid Cloth Quarter WhiteQuarter Grid White A very common grade of ripstop diffusion used simultaneously with brand diffusion such as Lee and Rosco filters. Full grid is quite a heavy diffusion that provides a soft glow  light quality. 
 Half Soft Frost A frosted plastic sheet diffusion, delivering a source with a unique soft light enhancing skin tone and natural textures. 
Lighting Textile Frost Hi LiteHi Lite Frost A frosted plastic sheet diffusion, this delivers a shadowless soft light, very little light loss, no shadows. 
Clear Griffolyn A registered product from the USA, the clear  is a very light polyethylene sheet with a sturdy ripstop net supporting the structure. Clear is excellent for outside locations as it can provide rain cover over a set and still maintain accurate ambient light. 
Lighting Textile Bobbin Net White SingleBobbinet (Cinenet) Single White Also part  of the reduction set, the single white net diffuses a light source whilst the symmetrical mesh pattern reduces the light source also. The combination of a single white net with reflective surfaces  i.e. Silvers or Golds, provides accuracy in reducing the reflected source. 
Lighting Textile Bobbin Net White DoubleBobbinet (Cinenet) Double White Also part  of the reduction set, the double white net diffuses a light source whilst the symmetrical mesh pattern reduces the light source also. The combination of a double white net with reflective surfaces  i.e. Silvers or Golds, provides accuracy in reducing the reflected source. 
American Muslin BleachedAmerican Muslin Bleached A Lightweight Natural fibre canvas, 6 meters wide. This material when used as a diffusion delivers a very soft sourceless light ideal for low light ambience.
This material can also be used as a reflector. The light is very soft and subtle and is used as an ambient reflection source. Cycloramas and backdrops are other uses for this fabric
 
American Muslin UnbleachedAmerican Muslin Unbleached A Lightweight Natural fibre canvas, 6 meters wide. This material when used as a diffusion delivers a very soft sourceless light ideal for low light ambience. It is ideal for using daylight light source for dusk/ night light.
This material can also be used as a reflector. The reflected light is a warm colour temperature producing a  light that is very soft and subtle. Used as an ambient reflection source. Cycloramas and backdrops are other uses for this fabric