Building your own Cyclorama

Technically the word "cyclorama" can mean a number of things. In theater, it could refer to a white curtain backdrop that you shine colored lights on to create a colored backdrop. It could also refer to whats known as a "translight".


What I decided to cover is what I typically think of when I hear the word "cyclorama". A seamless wall that looks like a skate park. It has ramps that go up from the floor and into the wall, and it has no corners, they're all rounded off. It can be painted a number of colors depending on the situation (could be green screen, black, or white).


I found a video of two Aussies building a permanent cyc wall in their studio.

They've laid out a lot of the basic carpentry and dry wall skills needed to build one of these things, they've even released their plans and templates for free on their website.


Now I understand people might not have the space or the money to take on a project like this. Temporary cyc walls are usually comprised of a roll up paper backdrop, or some kind of fa