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Friday Photo

Painting the Cyc

Cycloramas must be repainted to white if the color is changed for a shoot.

Note: The link above leads to the Wikepedia definition of a theatrical soft cyc – ususally made of cloth.

Permanently installed plaster wall cycs on film stages (such as the one in the photo) are called hard cycs – a term not included in the Wikepedia definition.

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4 Responses

  1. Gabe says:

    Where is this?

  2. Eric - PA (photo assistant) says:

    I never even heard of a soft cyc….all I’ve ever known are hard ones and I’m not thrilled repainting cycs but sometimes it has to be done…..

  3. Peggy Archer says:

    gabe – it’s Quihote (I’m certain that’s misspelled) Studios in Hollywood.

    eric – me either! I’d never heard of soft cycs but that’s all they explain on that page.

  4. Jed says:

    soft cycs are used primarily in theatrical applications for projections and such.

    i have to go paint the cyc @ line 204’s hollywood center stage 1 tomorrow night.

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