RE: Identity Disc: Practical Prop
on Thursday, October, 06, 2011 6:42 PM
It depends on the Identity Disc. I mean, if you mean the original film's light disc, rotoscoping is the only option. When it comes to the new film's disc, you can modify it to glow on its own (I know as many other users at the Replica Prop Forum have done mods, using everything from the pre-existing lights, to scratchbuilding an LED ring to add to the lights, and even some who have stripped the electronics out of the toy disc and installed EL Wire into it. You can actually have a basic light in the toy disc so to have some practical light that interacts with the talent. And you can enhance the light coming from the prop itself (for when you see the light coming from the inner and outer rings) by rotoscope additional light to make it really glow.