03-13-2013 03:50 PM
03-13-2013 04:20 PM
03-13-2013 07:36 PM
Backdrop makes a huge difference in my opinion. You can roll it up on the truss and secure it with velcro straps; simply unroll it at the gig. If you have multiple pieces of trussing, get the same width plus a little extra for each backdrop. Doesn't really add any time to set up and makes a much more professional look.
03-13-2013 07:54 PM
So what kind of material are you guys using for backdrops? How are you fireproofing? Are you lighting your backdrops? I'd like to get something that picks up light and will give us a lot of color, but not sure what to use or how to light it, especially on shallow stages.
03-13-2013 09:15 PM
03-14-2013 05:09 AM
ATM - I was thinking about something very similar to the photography backdrop, which my wife suggested (she is a photographer) but I'd like to see it with stage lights at various angles to see how well it picks up light - my wife only has a few solid color backdrops so I can't test it. Anyone use these?
03-14-2013 05:22 AM
Yea ive kinda got the same question, Anyone use these at all? I want to bi different and not go flat black, but more like that black tye dye, but want to make sure it helps light and doesn't hinder it.
03-14-2013 05:54 AM
I'm wondering if I hang two of those, on either side of our drummer, and uplight them with a modest tri-LED can (5 3w diodes), would it pick up the colors enough to be worth my while? Right now I'm hanging a black backdrop on either side (no uplighting), and it looks great, but I would like more color (if you go to see a touring act in a theater setting or an arena, most of the color you see on the stage is from lighting the scrim). I think this would require me to re-think my front lighting a bit, and light the faces more from the sides than from the front, so that the backdrops are not washed out - but might look cool.
03-14-2013 05:57 AM - edited 03-14-2013 05:58 AM
Very interesting topic...
Before I got my movers, I used to hang a back drop from the rear truss bar. However, now that I have the movers on the truss, I this is no longer an option (back drop and movers interfere with each other).
I've thought about hanging something off the back of the truss, like an extender of some sort to get the backdrop a few inches further back... I've also though about using a cheap pair of plastic light stands to hang the backdrop on... I don't really like either of these ideas.
Anyone else run into this? How did you solve it?
03-14-2013 06:03 AM
I was also concidering the Chauvet Sparkle drape to tie in with my color changes etc, but then realized the banner would cover most of it, id also be interested in how other people do it with scanners and such, may get there someday.
03-14-2013 06:06 AM
03-14-2013 06:12 AM
We do mostly Classic Rock, a mix of Country and Blues as well, ranging from the 60s to today, I want something that will look proffessional for the first part, and help clean up the wall behind us. I thought black at first, but im usually a fan of being a bit diffrent then the others.
This is a photo from last weekend, and i can tell how much a backdrop will help.
Just looking for something that will accomplish it all.
03-14-2013 07:09 AM - edited 03-14-2013 07:11 AM
03-14-2013 07:15 AM
03-14-2013 11:40 AM
03-14-2013 05:18 PM - edited 03-14-2013 05:18 PM
Backdrops are also useful for gigs that are outdoors with the scenery behind you (no wall). What if each band member puts up their personal single-stand backdrop? They could coordinate or put up something according to their mood that day. Comments on this setup vs a single truss backdrop?
I don't know - if an open stage area gets a bit windy, the backdrop will take off like a kite!
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