Chapter 3

Scenic construction

Most television settings are devised by connecting together a series of more or less standard component parts. In this chapter we shall look at how these units are made and what they can do.




Figure 3.1 The cyclorama

Curved cyclorama. A shallow Cshaped hung cloth background, used on large staging areas, to produce a spacious or panoramic effect.

Wrapround cyclorama. Form of eye widely used in TV, video and photographic studios. Corners should be gently curved (e.g. 9ft or 2.7 m radius minimum).

The cyclorama ...

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