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New Cyclorama ?

Discussion in 'Scenery, Props, and Rigging' started by Alyssa Anastasi, May 24, 2018.

  1. Alyssa Anastasi

    Alyssa Anastasi Member

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    Hello everyone! I'm a part of a high school theater company looking to buy a new cyclorama. As of right now, we have a muslin cyc however it seems like it is painted over a more white color. We've realized that muslin is the most common material, however, our theater also uses our cyc for powerpoint and movie projections.

    Does anyone have experience with projection on muslin? Is there another material that we should try looking into for our new cyc? Do you think muslin will suffice for our purposes?

    Thanks!
     
  2. BillConnerFASTC

    BillConnerFASTC Well-Known Member

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    I specify roscoscreen, which is especially good for projections, front or rear.
     
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    If you call Rose Brand or Garriets, they will be able to recommend a range of products with different properties and price points.
     
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    You could also try borrowing or renting a new cyc for a show, and see if you and the Powers That Be in your venue like the material before you buy. If you have time, hang the pipe split at center (or thirds if you can get two loaner materials at the same time) to compare with your old product.
     
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    I have a Garriets "opera" creamy white cyc. Its great. Takes light awesome. Takes projection both from and rear awesome. Highly recommend it. Not cheap, but awesome.
     
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    I said Rosco screen but I also use Garriets. Pretty similar. Everything footer said. I believe it's also more durable and repairable than muslin or leno.
     
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    @BillConnerFASTC @Footer You're both posting "Garriets", I believe the correct spelling of the company you're both referring to is: Gerriets, Gerriets International.
    Toodleoo!
    Ron Hebbard
     
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    Correct. However googling Garriets finds Gerriets at top of the list.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Thank you for that, Mr. Connor.
     
  10. BillConnerFASTC

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    :)
     
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    We currently have a bleached white FR muslin cyc (built by Rose Brand) and it handles front projection reasonably well without any lights on. I wouldn't rear project on it (don't have the room anyway) and proper projection screen would have much better gain, but for showing clips with the lights off it is adequate (and very budget friendly).
     
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