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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

35. Video Studio Build

So... finally I have all the pics from the build and thought I would put them up. We also did a time lapse of the entire build and will put that up after it is done rendering. (which is taking forever) So that will be coming soon.

Here we metal framed up the shap to the video studio.

Started hanging the drywall and added a window for people to look in and see what was being video taped or photographed.

This was the labor intensive part of cutting each angle and then finish nailing it in place so that we could create the infinite background of what in the industry they call a cyclorama or also referred to as " I shot that in a cyc". This how Mac commercials have the actors standing in the infinite white space and you don't known if the edge of the room is 10 ft or 10 miles away. It add to the production  look of anything you shoot. But boy is it a bitch to build.

Then we nailed down 4x8 sheets of vinyl backer board that you would see in a men's bathroom to cover the walls. We chose this because it was very flexible. I did see "online" that people have used thin plywood but it was much more of a bitch to work with.

So we cut so many angles with the jigsaw that we created enough sawdust to start our own paper mill.

I decided to use magnetic paint as the backer before the final white coat so that teams can print magnetic signs and have the stick to the wall and give a professional look at a cheap cost.

Here is it is after the final coat of paint. By the way... What a bitch it was to cover the magnetic paint. We used 3 coats of primer and then 3 coats of paint to finally get everything perfectly white with no bleed through. So if you do this be ready to do a lot of coats of paint. Also we used eggshell for the type of paint. Semigloss was to shiny and flat would mark up way to easily. Egg shell was a happy medium.

Finally I build some tresses so that I could hang all our lights. I just used metal studding to do this. Word of caution!!! This stuff is dam sharp so wear gloves. I lesson I had to learn the hard way.

Gloves are highly recommended!!!

1 comment:

  1. Dan that looks awesome. Your ability to build things never ceases to amaze me. I remember thinking one day when you came to help me in California- when/how did he surpass me in all this stuff?