m-5 Computer ligh disk

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m-5 Computer ligh disk

mlewy
Joined: 30 Jun 2015, 19:22

30 Jun 2015, 19:22 #1

Does anyone know how this effect was created.
I am thinking its a mabye mylar and a motor projected on a peice of plexi.
any ideas.
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Treadwell
Joined: 24 Aug 2014, 03:21

01 Jul 2015, 06:46 #2

I wasn't there of course, but I'd say a hollow metal cylinder (like a tin can), with slits cut in it, and gels taped over them. Put lightbulb inside, mount to post, and rotate by hand or with motor. Light shoots through slits and onto diffused round screen.
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mlewy
Joined: 30 Jun 2015, 19:22

01 Jul 2015, 13:49 #3

thats an interesting idea. I just read somewhere that the warp core effect from Star Trek the motion picture - was done with spinning mylar and lasers. 
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mlewy
Joined: 30 Jun 2015, 19:22

26 Sep 2015, 17:07 #4

this is the closest I have gotten.see link below 
Does anyone know if the effect might have been a film loop projection instead of a light trick. 
https://instagram.com/p/7QviibEgQI/?taken-by=mlewy
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Treadwell
Joined: 24 Aug 2014, 03:21

28 Sep 2015, 06:21 #5

I doesn't look to me like it was, and there has never been any reports of that technique beings used during TOS (excepting The Cage appearing on the briefing room screen in The Menagerie)
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mlewy
Joined: 30 Jun 2015, 19:22

06 Apr 2016, 18:31 #6

this is as close as I was able to come.
https://www.instagram.com/p/_0Axh_kgWj/?taken-by=mlewy
 
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feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

06 Apr 2016, 20:29 #7

That really is a great effect!!
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mlewy
Joined: 30 Jun 2015, 19:22

06 Apr 2016, 21:44 #8

Thanks I put a small disco ball toy / with a black disk of transparency w clear shapes on top.
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