A cyc wall is shortened term for cyclorama wall, it was first developed in the 19th century for use in the photo and film world. Where the floor meets the walls, and where the two walls meet each other, there are no sharp corners; this allows the background and the floor to “disappear”. I built this in the studio of Michael Sipe, a photographer in Burlington. It’s the first one I’ve made— it’s kind of a rare project, at least up here in Vermont. I researched the various designs and methods of constructing people have used and modified them and came up with my own version of the method. There are a lot of photos here; I’ve given this the full step-by-step treatment, just in case someone else like me is thinking about building one (feel free to contact me if you’d like to get deeper into the specifics) If you want to skip all the detail, zip to the end of the post and you can see some photos of the cyc wall in action.
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