Backdrop support systems
Setting up a nice backdrop is an essential part of having an effective look to any setup from a home single-chair-zoom-look to a full-fledged studio. Backdrop systems have evolved from simple stands, with paper or cloth backdrops to retractable, motion-enabled screens to a multitude of ability to hang, hold, fit backdrops within your space.
The classic backdrop is made up of 2 stands and a cross bar. Countless brands and models occupy this space online and we highly recommend to over spec the loading to ensure the safety of your subjects and your equipment! There's the heavy backdrop with chains, or Lumia Medium duty backdrop kit, to a basic MG2300 entry level backdrop kit. Most of these are go up to 3 meters wide and a maximum height of 2.3m to 3meters.
Crossbar-only options also are available, with the Lumia L2900 telescopic bar or Lumia L3000G cross bar.
For even heavier duty options, there the Lumia C-stand option, which alone with the gobo arm, a pair of these can hold most paper rolls (with cardboard core).
For even more hardcore options, there is the Lumia 4-meter riser, capable of lifting the your backdrop up to 4 meters! Do you need even higher options? Give us a ping if you do! Contact us for studio building especially in Singapore.
For the backdrop hooks, we have options from single hook all the way to six hooks!
Some of these can go directly on single light stands via spigot connector. For the classic single hook to 6 hooks pairs, they can be drilled onto solid walls or ceiling before mounting on expans kits. These hooks can also be mounted onto the C-stands, or Riser Stand via Super clamps.
Trying to hang fabrics? Using Cross-bar only options to mount onto C-stands is an option, or any of the classic backdrop kits.
Other backdrops would be pull up and pull down screens. Options include 2.3m pull up white or green screens and 1.5m pull up white or green screens.
For backdrop itself, there are a few options in the market. There is the 9 feet (2.72m) wide paper backdrops, to 3x6m muslin cloth to Vinyl options. Other specialty ones include the Ella Bella range. Paper backdrops can also be customised to the width that you need, such as say 2m meters wide if you're lacking in space. Do contact us for such requirements!
Other specialty backdrops include the Green Peacock, a very popular green/blue screen option which can be fastened behind a chair to allow a single person to swap backdrops easily within Zoom, Meets, Skype and other live-chat software.
For more details on green screen, do refer to this in-depth article!