I see nothing has been updated here. I actually was thinking about doing some FGB proprs before I found the site! One of my initial plans was to make and ecto containment unit mini fridge for a wet bar! I kept on trying to figure out what else I could use in Ghostbusters and incorporate it into everyday stuff for my apartment! Then I watched FGB and it got me thinking! I totally want to make a fully functional Ansa-Bone with a recording of one of the qoutes for the answering machine.
Then I was thinking why stop there! I could totally do an outer shell that would be a replica of Skelevison that would also serve as a tv stand!
If someone can post some awesome screen shots of both objects from all angles it would be very much appreciated!
Oh how about a fully functional transformation room!!!!! One can only dream!
Fib Face, Devil, my concept sketches are just that right now--concept sketches. As soon as I can get some other stuff ironed out, and learn some things in the years to come, I'll build this thing. You have to remember, the guys who build props often have jobs that involve wiring, electronics, and general building, so they know how to operate the tools and machines that can help to make props.
Okay, so we have the interview from Bob Burns. Shame he knows little to nothing about the actual prop, but at least we know that it's made of fiberglass and not wood or resin as I'd previously thought. Life's a bit easier now that I know I won't have to cut a huge block of wood into a cylindrical shape, though I'll still have to make molds.
So...we know it's fiberglass, and we know from Zack's close-up shots that it's not all made in one big piece, though the side parts definitely look as if they're made of wood. They're very roughly bonded onto the fiberglass drum; something I'll have to rectify when I eventually go to make the prop.
Still not sure what to use on the electronics/motor side of it. It's definitely going to be powered by no more than 1 or 2 9-volt batteries, but ideally what I'll need is a smallish servo motor like the kind used in a toy robot, something that turns fairly slowly.
...BANZAI!!! I have found a potentially useful article on fiberglass molding!
Post by Devil of the Ghostbusters on Aug 24, 2009 4:43:00 GMT -5
Can't wait to see where that new info will lead you. The good news is that since the prop from the show was made in 1975, that means advancements in things like adding a light inside the item can be done.
I have an idea for the sound effects. If I can get myself the proper equipment, I might be able to record them straight off the DVD and then work from there. I wonder if it might be possible to remove the dialogue track from the SFX? That would be a *huge* help.
Okay, I've recorded sound samples of the Dematerializer from the episodes "Dr. Whatshisname" and "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?" onto a tape, as well as three measures of the "Zero's Message" audio track from the Disc 1 menu. All I need to do is put them onto a CD, find a way to convert them to MP3 files (should be fairly simple, I think) and use Audacity to play around with them.