A Cheaper Alternative
I needed some gaffer's tape for a project I'm working on. Unfortunately, I needed it relatively immediately and couldn't order it online and I wanted a cheaper alternative, as some brands run fairly expensive. I found a good source for a similar tape that is readily available in most areas. Just walk into your sporting goods store and ask for some hockey tape. It comes in several colors, is fabric lined and matte and leaves no residue that I've noticed. Holds pretty well too and is about two dollars a roll, so if you need to use a lot, you won't break the bank. I'm only using it to hold some gels so I didn't need much but it's handy to have to mark out spots for actors to hit and to hold wires and other fun things. Just a heads up for all the budding filmmakers out there.