Choosing the right studio is one of the biggest decisions in a video or photo production. Consider it the foundation of all productions. The space and what the studio provides (or lacks) can really make or break a shoot. There is no “catering decision”, no “call sheet”, no “final team decision”, or no “production” at all until a space is locked in. And there are many factors to think about in choosing the right space for your specific needs. Here are several uncommon questions to think about when choosing the right studio or stage rental for you —
How much space do I need?
In every production (video or still) you have to consider the amount of space you will need to achieve the creative vision. For instance, will there be movement? Or maybe you have multiple talents taking up the screen? Do you need to capture full body or just portrait? Do you require a huge set design? All of these questions sum up to help answer — Do I need a cyc or just a studio with simple seamless capabilities?
First, what is the difference between a cyc and a seamless setup? A cyc or cyclorama is a fully curved wall used as a background of a stage or studio set to suggest unlimited space. A seamless set up will require a paper backdrop of your choice and will be limited by size (usually 26” - 140”).
If your creative vision requires a lot of space or would rather have the option of having more space, a cyc stage is your choice! If you’re shooting tighter shots, like portraits, then a more simple seamless set up is sufficient. Bravo Studios has many cyc options. To see sizing examples, click here.