How To Transform a Big Mistake Into A Spectacularly Sweet Backdrop

Scenic artist Donna Wymore ‘inherited’ a large (20’H x 46’W), carnation pink backdrop. However, the drop, which was painted on linen, was splotchy and inconsistent. “The backdrop had areas of linen that were solid paint and other parts that were not. This was especially apparent once the drop was lit – it was a big,…

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Bone Up on FoamCoat

Styrofoam has become one of the go-to substrates for creating scenic elements on stage, in themed environments and even in museum installations because it is light-weight, inexpensive and readily available. However, there are three major downsides to using foam: it’s fragile, it’s not flame retardant and it soaks up paint like a sponge. Rosco created…

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Top-5 Spectrum Posts of 2012

As 2012 comes to an end, we decided to take a look at our top five Spectrum posts of the year. Our results might not be as humourously tongue-in-cheek as David Letterman’s, but they were interesting and diverse enough that we thought it was worth sharing. #5 Rosco myColor: Prepare to Get Your Color On!…

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