Well, firstly, video does not need much light and you can get some very good lights for
video nowadays that will not generate tons of heat. Also even if you do go down the very
hot PAR-can route (which is what we did - see pics on website) because video hardly needs
much light, they do not have to be on all the time.
Remember BTW that
lighting for video is VERY different to stage lighting. TV sets are composite, so big
blotches of single colour are O U T out.
Teating the walls depends on whether
you want to have the walls as a backdrop or if they will disapear behind flats / backdrops
or whatever you want to call them. Acoustic foam that works costs about £20 a sq meter
(or more). The cheaper stuff only works if it is thick enough and spaced from the wall.
The cheap stuff may also be a fire hazzard.
A cheap way to make a visible wall
for a TV studio is to use light grey curtains covering helmhotz resonators (perforated
hardboard). But get shot of the tin sheeting first!
In TV, there are as many
ways to skin a cat as you can think of. Lighing can be a collection of PAR cans at £20
each, or a robotic system from Satchler for millions.
But yes, you are going to
have to deal with the ceiling too.
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