How To Build a Cyclorama Wall With [Mostly Naked] Ashley

Looking for a weekend project for your photo studio? Alrighty then.

Thoroughly amused at the approach taken here in this vid by folks at EyeHandy, having mostly naked model Ashley showing us how to make a cyc wall. Funny though, if you can get past the scantily clad builder using power tools (not sure why you’d want to do that…but….), the truth is that the actual info here on how to build a cyc is really well done.

Lot’s of people have asked if we have a cyc in either of our joints and truth is we do not. I’m only shooting in studio 10% of the time, so having that space be transformative (ie. not committed to a cyc) is preferred for us. If you ARE in the studio a lot, then…ahem…perhaps hire Ashley. Says at the end of the video that the cost is $1250. For the materials.

Happy weekend.

[via Udi at DIYPhotography]

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34 Responses to How To Build a Cyclorama Wall With [Mostly Naked] Ashley

  1. Shelby White July 29, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    What was this video about again? Seem to have forgotten already…

  2. =s= July 29, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    Reminds me of this from a long time ago…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQtcpDGWx0w

    • Andreas Bested August 4, 2011 at 8:28 am #

      If you find the clip in higher quality you can acutally see the girl isn’t hitting the nail when she’s looking at the camera ;)

  3. McDrool July 29, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    I would watch HGTV all the time if they had shows like this.

  4. Tyson July 29, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    that’s pretty similar to how you turn your college dorm into an indoor skate bowl… just saying… ;)

  5. Joe Allam July 29, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    She made that all in one day?

  6. Corbin July 29, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    Amazing on multiple accounts.
    I assume EyeHandy is inspired by this music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5bYDhZBFLA

  7. Rich Cave July 29, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    She was building something sorry missed that,

    Rich,

    Nice soft… woops sorry this is a family show,

    please step back there is nothing to see here,

  8. Matt July 29, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    I feel like im watching Benny Benassi’s “Satisfaction” vid, but a lot more productive!

  9. Kleppy July 29, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    Frankly that could have been Earl with an ass crack and it would have been just as sexy. Handyman at heart, just another guy by my pants.

  10. Sean July 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    Safety first, ma’am – get that hair up and out of the way of a spinning blade!

  11. brian July 29, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Reminds me of the Super Sexy CPR tutorial: http://www.supersexycpr.com/

    I had to laugh a bit though and watching her construction progress… at about 1:10 – I think I counted over 20 hits of her hammer on the nail but never saw it move any deeper into the stud. I might hire her for a shooting, but not for a construction project.

  12. jetgreen1 July 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    She can hold my drill any time…both hands needed though.

  13. Matt July 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    @Corbin I neglected your comment! My apologies!

  14. Daniel July 29, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    I saw this on FStoppers earlier in the week… Can someone explain why the floor is raised so much off the existing floor?

  15. Tim July 29, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    BLAH! Just more pop culture fluff and not very good at that. She’s too skinny.

  16. Greg Brave July 30, 2011 at 12:24 am #

    Chase,

    I hope this won’t be considered as advertising – recently I created a photographic album with artistic BW photos from the 1960s taken from old photo magazine, which was considered one of the best in the world at the time. I would like to share this album with everyone. It can be downloaded for free here:

    http://www.photopathway.com/photography/photography-as-form-of-art-free-pdf-download/

  17. Laurent Egli July 30, 2011 at 12:38 am #

    It’s quite funny to see the extent to wich they are ready to go to keep mens very short attention span focused. But hey it worked. Even got me interested into building one of those. The only thing I didn’t get is why have it 2 feet above the ground?

  18. fas July 30, 2011 at 5:35 am #

    Why have they used her? Inappropriate!

  19. Nicolae Cioloca July 30, 2011 at 6:21 am #

    Pretty good instructions…

    … guess when you don`t know how to market your stuff put a half naked girl in there…

  20. Romain Kedochim July 30, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    Funny but old. The french comedian Alain Chabat created a DVD around 10 years ago called BricoleGirls: http://www.livevideo.com/video/suzannestokes/BB317E54B64C4AD685EB5D73F4C79D64/bricol-girls.aspx

    Nothing is new, everything is remixed!

  21. Rob July 30, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    I’m sorry… I watched the video and have no clue what she was building… nor do I really care :-) What was your point again?? :D

  22. Barni July 30, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    U r not gonna popular by this gross video pal :)

  23. Alistair August 1, 2011 at 12:37 am #

    I built a cyclorama wall for the first studio I worked for some 25 years ago, I’d been building skateboard ramps for years, my boss saw some pics I’d done of a ramp and next think I’m ordering timber and plywood. I have to say having an assistant like Ashley I’d never of finished the damn thing!

  24. Paul August 1, 2011 at 1:42 am #

    It’s two feet off the ground because a lot of things you shoot on a cyc look best when shot from ground level or a low angle. Lying down to shoot gets to be a pain. Much easier to shoot your subject on an elevated platform. . .

  25. Kathleen August 1, 2011 at 4:32 am #

    Well, happy Monday! Rolling my eyes, but smiling.

  26. Xeph Grand August 1, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    When the director called her and said there was heaps of screwing to do, I doubt this is what she had in mind ;)

  27. David G. August 2, 2011 at 8:07 am #

    Thanks for sharing Chase!

    Did she really build that? When she was hammering it didn’t seem that the nail was moving…….

  28. JasonL August 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Dig the new site! Good job whoever.

  29. Bryan August 5, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    I feel like a bit of a sexist, when she started i didn’t think she would be able to finish it but she did a very good job, i feel so foolish now

  30. Andy Beck August 13, 2011 at 12:19 am #

    LOL! It gives a whole new meaning to home handy man!

  31. Barney Douglas January 19, 2012 at 3:55 am #

    Gets my vote

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