This system is of a demountable modular ladder construction, it is fabricated with a 25mm diameter lightweight aluminium tubes with 8mm diameter diagonal lacing spars. All ladder sections and joints are connected with internal spigots and secured with allen keys grub screws.
Elements are fabricated with ease of installation and transportation in mind, so can also be adapted in size should restricted access is envisaged. So no need to haul up the stairway if it will not fit in the lift!!
The maximum height is usually 3.0m. This height can be increased, but is usually dictated by lighting and available headroom
We can also supply a range of Photon Beard Highlight 110 - low energy lights fitted with a special cyclorama attachment. This fitting has been specifically designed to illuminate your virtual screen area correctly. http://www.photonbeard.com/highlight.html
Although the VFX100 system is designed to be structurally self-supporting, but do recommend for health and safety reasons the open ends of ‘L’ &’U’ format frames are tied back to an adjacent wall for added stability or if required to be free standing are fitted with stabilising legs.
Flat Format: This consists of a rectangular frame with internal fitted VFXE or wrap around VFXB screen. Both options can be free standing or wall mounted. To enable full body shots screen can be extended to create a long fabric skirt extended forward towards the camera creating a natural curve between vertical and horizontal plain. Alternatively a short skirt can be fitted extending approx. 500mm onto floor with strips of VFX PVC Flooring laid over leading edge of screen towards camera forming a visually seamless join. Should the screen need to be self supporting, we can in addition supply necessary stabilisers and weight bags.
'L' Format: A two sided structure with one internal corner, enabling greater use of the studio space, each leg can extend either side of corner as required, in this instance a VFXE fitted screen is used. In this format a fabric covered cove is incorporated following the base line of the framework. The cove consists of a solid faced corner section with fabricated straight sections to complete either side. These are secured to the VFX framework with demountable angle brackets. The floor area is then covered with a colour matched, loose lay VFX PVC flooring. This is tucked under leading edge of the cove to form a seamless transition from screen to floor. This system is supplied with all fixtures and fittings required to secure to adjacent wall or structure. Should your structure need to be free standing, additional stabilizers and weight bags can also be supplied
‘U’ Format: This is a three sided structure with two internal corners, enabling a greater screen area to be created and suitable for the larger application, giving added versatility and an enlarged visual area. Each face is produced to the required dimensions between and either side of the corners. As with the ‘L’ Format above a VFXE fitted screen is used with a sectional, fabric covered cove sections following the base line of the framework. The cove consists of two corner sections with fabricated straight sections to infill between corners and to returns either side. These are secured to the VFX framework with demountable angle brackets. The floor area is covered with loose lay VFX PVC flooring, which is then tucked under leading edge of the cove to form a seamless transition from screen to floor. This system is supplied with all fixtures and fittings as required to secure to an adjacent wall or structure. Should your structure need to be totally free-standing, additional stabilizers and weight bags can also be supplied.
‘Special’ Format: Should you have a requirement for a specific shape we can usually modify the design of the components to suit almost all studio configurations that are presented to us.
Bristol VFX recommends a site survey be undertaken for the more complex structures to ensure correct dimensions and that there are no unseen problems that might affect the installation and implementation.
We also offer an installation service which in most cases can be completed in one working day, we do also recommend the client has one of his own operatives on hand during the installation so they understand how the system is erected in case the system ever needs moving or relocating.