Making a watch prop for our short film and I need some help.

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Lunsfuhd

New Member
Hey! I'm making a watch "device" that looks like this watch in the poster. My concept is putting LEDs behind a transparent watch face with a black print so it can shine through the transparent parts but honestly I have no clue of how I could do that, any ideas?
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Duncanator

Sr Member
I'm guessing that it doesn't need any flashing or flickering elements.

A simple solution would be a transparency over some back-lit milk plex. The trick is getting even light on the backside of the plex in such a small space. I'd suggest rim lighting a white bounce card to avoid hot spots.
 

robstyle

Master Member
might be a little late for your project, but, a cheap smart watch will do it. The $7 shipped from overseas knock off smart watches have video and photo abilities. That means you can great a gif or mov file and do real time play back practically. I just picked up a small cache of various smart watches for that purpose. Youll likely need to do some work to make a faux bezel but its easier to make that than go through the trouble of making an entire illuminated prop.
 

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