hey all, I have some questions about how to use a cyc. My high school's theatre has never used anything resembling a cyc, and since we don't have fly space all our backdrops are generally just a black traveller. I'm trying to change this, but first I need some help with some stuff. First of all, construction of a cyc. Can a cyc be made out of normal muslin that's used for drops? Can it have seams or is seamless necessary? Is there any special ways to flatten this out, other than a pipe at the bottom? Also, what I want to do is light the cyc from above from the 4th Elec, which would be downstage of the cyc. But then I want to have the Ground Row of instruments set upstage of the cyc on the floor. This is because I have circuits along the back walls for the GR, but my last electric would be in front of where the cyc would hang. Would this cause a problem with making an even wash of light, or would it not be a noticeable difference? Finally, colors. I've read on here somewhere that using saturated gels in R40 strip lights isn't a good move. Can I use less saturated colors in R40s and still have them function? Also, if I needed a more saturated color, is there a certain type of gel I should use to give the gel a reasonable lifespan? Sorry for throwing so many questions in there, just answer what you can and thanks!