wemeck said:What I want to do is have a series of small power cables, small then width of a standard mic cable. At the end of the cable I want a mag-lite or mini mag-lite lamp. Those little suckers get bright! I want the diffusion of the cyc to help make the "stars" distant looking. Hope that helps.
We moved our ground row of kliegl strip lights behind the cyc 18 months ago because we needed the floor space in front of the cyc for a set. Well the color spread on the cyc was hardly reduced. Since then we have kept the cyc ground row behind the cyc. We have between 18" and 24" of space between the cyc and the back wall of the stage.ship said:
Both set ups I mentioned were shop made. The one with the mini-mag style lights hanging from the hemp border was totally fabricated by our ME. If I remember right, it took him about six months to build, lots and lots of soldering.
I dug a little deeper and found out our cyc is a filled scrim, which is a type of cyc. A friend of mine was telling me about how the U of I uses a rear projection screen material as a cyc, a lot more expensive then filled scrim. I also was never advocating anything that touches the material. I was just interested in rear projection of stars. The 18" to 24" I have to play with would require either a hanging solution from the pipe or simple attachments to the back wall.ship said: