Hippo Skin Tape - Mini Roll 3 meter roll (3.3m Adhesive Tape)
Hippo Skin is a pressure sensitive adhesive tape. The main characteristic of this product is that is super sticky and leaves no residue when removed. Hippo Skin has been mainly used in film and television sets around the world.
Art Department will use Hippo-Skinto secure art pieces or stick things on walls when you can not use screws or nails.
When you film on location, you have to leave the location the same as when you found it, sometimes its a bussiness or someones home so you have to be sure to not leave any mark or residue.
Set Dressers also use Hippo-Skin for securing things when there is a lot of wind and you don't want things to blow away. They will also use Hippo Skin to hang things temporarily while waiting for directors approval.
Sound Department will use Hippo-Skin to mount lavalier mics and to reduce clothing noise from the mic capsule.
The sound recordists and sound assistants will also use Hippo-Skin to secure noisy props so they can record clean dialogue.
A clear example of this would be tea mugs or plates on trays on a restaurant scene.
Grip and Electric department will use Hippo-Skin to secure colored Gels on lights or ND filters on windows.
When you filming on location, you have to leave the location the same as when you found it.
They will also use Hippo Skin to hang ND, black wrap or Soft filters temporarily while waiting for DOP approval.
Special FX Department
Special FX department will use Hippo-Skin to attach explosives under props or smoke machine pipes in weird locations where they can't use tape or other glues.
Hippo Skin is easy to apply and easy to remove and makes things easier when time is important.
Props Department on set will use Hippo-Skin to secure props together or to hide things behind props.
Sometimes certain props need to be assembled and disassembled for each scene reset, in these situations Hippo Skin facilitates to secure the prop together while the scene is taking place. When they call "Cut" the prop master can reassemble the prop without damaging their creation.
There are lots of other non-film related uses for Hippo-Skin that can be applied to any day to day situations.
Some examples would be: Hang Memos on walls, Hang Children's paintings the walls, hang posters on walls where regular tape does stick, use it to secure carpets and rugs from slipping, use it for securing floor cardboards while you are working on a paint job...