The idea is to create a simple backdrop that can be assembled/built at home for non-ideal workspaces.
More than one final version may happen depending on how it goes.
- Pop up Chromakey screens or lighting panels that use a spring steel ring to expand. Sort of like the fold up frisbees.
- Also, the company that makes chair mounted Chromakey screens (darn good idea, if you want to just buy one go there instead. I'll add the link later when I find them again.)
So while I’ve been working on other things (and the possibility of returning to an office loomed) I found another way of hanging a large sheet backdrop… and it was probably the worst so far.
The rod is an expandable shower curtain rod. These are 1” diameter and are meant to press fit between two walls with an internal spring.
This was hung from the drop ceiling with two short sections of Velcro as a quick test.
The end result was a solid meh 😑. The rod is about 2” too short for the photography backdrop I have been testing with so it was crumpled. It also needed part of the length hung over the back otherwise it slipped off. A smaller rod may have been better since I could use clamps to hold the backdrop.
Finally, it was still an nuisance to hang the backdrop when I needed it. So not there yet.
Hopefully I get my spring frame sorted out so my original plan can continue.
So I found a substitute for black backdrop fabric. This is Landscaping cloth that you may have a roll of hiding in the garage. It usually comes in rolls big enough to cover my yard twice over so definitely look online for roll ends or ask anyone that recently did some landscaping. The piece behind it is actual photography backdrop.
The actual backdrop is thicker but I think it will for well for the price point(free.)