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Cyc Wall

We get asked often about what is a cyc wall. These pictures are example of amateur photographs taken in front of a cyc wall, without any professional lighting. Putting the technical aspects aside, cyc wall allows professionals to take away the distractions of a natural setting, and start from a blank slate. Here is further info on cyc wall from wikipedia: A cyclorama is a large curtain or wall, often concave, positioned at the back of the apse. It was popularized in the German theater of the 19th century and continues in common usage today in theaters throughout the world. A "cyc" (US theatrical abbreviation) can be made of unbleached canvas (larger versions) or muslin (smaller versions), filled scrim (popularized on Broadway in the 20th century), or seamless translucent plastic (often referred to as "Opera Plastic"). Traditionally it is hung at 0% fullness (flat). When possible, it is stretched on the sides and weighted on the bottom to create a flat and even surface. As seams tend to interrupt the smooth surface of the cyclorama, it is usually constructed from extra-wide material. As the name implies, it often encircles or partially encloses the stage to form a background. An infinity cyclorama (found particularly in television and in film stills studios) is a cyc which curves smoothly at the bottom to meet the studio floor, so that with careful lighting and the corner-less joint, the illusion that the studio floor continues to infinity can be achieved.




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