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samcoombes

Best way to light a Cyc....

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Hi Guys

 

I'm looking for tips on the best way to light a cyc....

 

Basically we use lots of Pars with scrollers, or Mac 300's when we can afford to hire them in :-D

 

I'm just after some advice on how to get a nice, even spread on the cyc.... It's only 4m High and 9m Wide, but I can never get a nice, even spread :-(

 

Any pics would help too!

 

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The problem with using any light source which generates a conical beam of light is that when you point it down the cyc you end up with a tapered area of light which gets wider top to bottom (if top lit). That's why in theatre or tv we use proper cyc floods.

 

For the size you have I guess you don't have much room around the cyc. If you must use the sources you have then you could try having an equal number top and bottom you should be able to even out the spread. The beams will need to overlap.

 

Warning - very bad ascii art follows....

		 O		O

	 ^		^

-------/-----//-----/---Top of Cyc

  /	 //	 /

 /	 //	 /

 /	 //	 /

/	 //	 /  

---/-----//-----/-------Bottom

	 V		V

	 O		O

where O is your light soure and ---------------- is the top and bottom of the cyc.

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