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Old December 26th, 2006, 12:46 PM   #1
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Film Studio Ceiling Color

Is there a standard color for film studio ceilings?
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Old December 26th, 2006, 01:47 PM   #2
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all studios where i've been had neutral color ceiling, like grey or white...
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Old December 26th, 2006, 06:03 PM   #3
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Black is nice.
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Old December 26th, 2006, 07:57 PM   #4
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Oohh schucks Jeff......er where was I.....oh yeah; most I've seen have sound tiles up there, light shades of grey or tan.
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Old December 26th, 2006, 11:41 PM   #5
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Lol, Allan. Many of the studios I have been to in my area have black everything, with provisions for green or blue screen of course.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 05:13 AM   #6
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Most film studios I've been in have unpainted ceilings (they're pretty high). However, walls are often painted black or with the sound insulation left an unpainted a natural dark brown colour. Sound stage ceilings also have the sound insulation, but it's pretty industrial looking.

However, if you're converting a lower ceiling area, I'd tend towards black to avoid reflections and unwanted fill from stray light.
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Old January 1st, 2007, 06:45 PM   #7
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Agreed, dark neutral colors allow the shooter to have greater control of the light. The bigger, the better too.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 12:41 PM   #8
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Another vote for black.

If you CAN paint any surface black, I'd do it.

Yeah, it looks ugly in daytime. But if you ever have to shoot anything reflective like tabletop glassware, chrome or god forbid a big shiny metal object like a CAR in the studio - you'll appreciate the fact that any reflective surface on the subject with an angle of incidence that shows the ceiling will reflect black.

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