Warcom Cyclorama/Studio [Worklog]

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  1. Paul Warren

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    I started building our cyclorama a few weeks back (I'm chipping away at on the weekends when I have spare time).

    It's starting to come along ok...

    I'm going to lend it out to photographer friends and use it here for warcom and Insiteful (we've started doing product photography).

    Lighting should be on it's way in a few weeks ...

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    Ok let's paint the wall (and get the father in law to help!)

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    We're going to have to paint the left wall out further ... Oh and build the right hand side wall.

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    left hand side of the cyc (made from mdf, with supporting brackets underneath it. Liquid nails and nailed to the wall/floor.

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    What an effort filling the gap in the wall with plaster .. Especially when I added to much water to the plaster mix.. Oops!

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    The other half.. Yep, I know there is a massive big gap in the middle!

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    Lot's still to go!

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    Key Points I've Learnt So Far:

    * Clean and vacuum the wall before doing anything to it..
    * The cyc is made out of mdf board and chipboard.
    * Make sure you use backing supports (which I didn't for half of the cyc).
    * Everything will be painted 101 flat white as recommended by the fantastic Peter Coulson from http://www.koukei.com.au
    * Liquid nails is everyones friend.
    * Cinder blocks are also everyones friend.

    To Cost So far:

    About $120.00 (for paint and plaster).

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    More info to come soon.
     
  2. isaaus

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    Looks good :thumbup:
     
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    Wouldn't it be better to use some kind of spray paint system (not can!) rather than roll/brush it on? Or is that what you're planning on doing for the final coat?
     
  4. JazzXP

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    Looking good Paul. Wish I had a location to turn into a studio :)
     
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    Cheers guys :)

    You are welcome any time Jazz!
     
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    Nice! :thumbup: :leet:
     
  7. JazzXP

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    Might take you up on that sometime :)
     
  8. Robjess

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    Paul - do you actually know how to take a photo?
     
  9. hsv2000

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    Camera, point, shoot. It's not rocket science.
    If he can do it well or not is another thing I guess. Practice makes perfect.

    Looks great Paul. :thumbup:
     
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    Good stuff :thumbup:

    Can't wait to see you tackle the corners!
    This is something I've wanted to do for a while, make sure you post up lots of build pics :D
     
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    looks interesting, if only I knew what a cyclorama was..
     
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    Check this site out once you are in, click "studio hire" there are pictures of what a finished cyclorama looks like :thumbup:
     
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    Can you link to something where I'm not distracted by boobies :tongue: :D
     
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    Paul Warren

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    Click "studio hire" on koukei's website (Peter Coulson)

    He's helped me a long the way with how to make this happen ... Super nice guy!

    And exceptional photographer.

    It's where you use one of those photographiking things yer?

    A camera, or something or other.

    Correct me if I'm wrong!

    That is going to be a killer .....!
     
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    whats hard about the corners:confused:
     
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    That's what I'm stuck on at the moment..

    I'm open to ideas on how to do it?

    Please feel free to throw your ideas in here.
     
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    Id build each wall toward the corner then cut a piece diagonally for each wall which should match up ok but still have a bit of a harsh corner

    then use plaster or filler of some form to shape it to a final smooth corner
     
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    Put a block of dense foam in the corner and shape it via sanding. Sand it a bit in and then put some plaster over it. Sand and paint :thumbup:
     
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