One thing Roxanne and I have been working at during the pandemic, is building a live streaming set up. It is almost done (-: The technology has taken a lot of research but it’s finally in place. The last thing I want to complete before streaming is a green screen, because as you can imagine, the visual possibilities are very exciting to me. I think it will be fun to explore graphic plains of metaphor in the room, and the in stream, which is the sharing of our individual rooms and the realites we construct in a time of isolation. That in itself is profound to me and I feel compelled to participate in this culture.
Here is are a couple of renders from Maya, which I have been working with to plan projects and do some other creative things. These wood pieces are part of a system I am designing which will hang the curtain track for the green screen. I have ordered the track and curtain from a place called Chicago Canvas. It will take a week or so to get the track delivered. Then, I can feel the weight and begin to assemble the hangers to accommodate. The goal with this design is to allow the green screen to be pulled out and wrapped around the studio in a U-shape, and then gathered to the end of the track when we are not using it.
In the picture is a wooden grid. This is already complete and mounted to my ceiling. That project took a couple of years! Thank you Chris, Motzo and Rob. It has been a great asset. I use it to hang lights and other equipment. Now, I am building off of it. The curtain track is the next step.
These hangers will allow some adjustment up and down and in and out so when it comes time to hang the track, there will be a little latitude for fine adjustments. I will use off-the-shelf metal parts. Each of the corner brackets are in my Amazon cart.
It makes more sense to work with wood for the larger support boughs in this hanger design, for lightness and customizability. I would like to make these out of oak in order support more weight and allow for some drilling in places without compromising much strength. I will need 10 of these pieces to be cut.
Another thing I am working on in the studio, are a set of two shelves for a wall and four individual shelves for windows. I have included the layout of those cuts for that project as well. I am looking forward to putting these together.
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