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  • Planning a TV show set in 9.5 steps

    We at UsedVictoria.com also pride ourselves on the fact that Family Matters, being that our whole site is family friendly, so when we got the opportunity to sponsor the set we said "for sure!" As we helped Nancy and the crew put the set together, with everything from some carpet scraps to finding a helpers on UsedVictoria, I took some pictures and thought other curious folks like myself might be interested in the process: enjoy!


    [caption id="attachment_258" align="alignnone" width="232" caption="Step 1: sketch it out old-school style to figure out the basics"]set sketch[/caption]


    [caption id="attachment_259" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Step 2: re-create the sketch in a basic computer program like Word or on of the Adobe Suite applications"]Computerized set mock-up[/caption]


    [caption id="attachment_260" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Step 3: if you have a designer involved, ask them to decide on colours and put together a full-fledged mock up"]Set design[/caption]

    Now comes the hard work of building the set.


    [caption id="attachment_265" align="alignnone" width="225" caption="Step 4: get camera equipment in place before building the set, in case it's heavy and breakable"]Camera[/caption]

    [caption id="attachment_262" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Step 5: position set under existing lighting if working in a studio, or set up lighting if starting from scratch"]Lighting[/caption]


    [caption id="attachment_263" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Step 6: Build the riser / stage for the set"]Building rise[/caption]

    [caption id="attachment_264" align="alignnone" width="225" caption="Step 6.5: make sure riser / stage is in the right spot, because once it's carpeted, furnished, and the backdrop is in place this'll be tricky to move (refer back to your drawings, spacings, etc!)"]Riser[/caption]

    [caption id="attachment_266" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Step 7: install the carpet - measure more than you need so that you can wrap around edges, or place on covering edges with something like painted black wood to blend it in"]Install carpet[/caption]

    We're almost done!

    [caption id="attachment_267" align="alignnone" width="225" caption="Step 8: get the panels / background / backdrop printed and delivered, as well as furniture"]Panels / background[/caption]

    [caption id="attachment_268" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Step 9: TA-DAaaaa! All done with the set."]Finished set[/caption]

    If you'd like to find out more about UsedVictoria.com please visit the site or comment below.

    Or if you'd like to know more about the process, please comment below and we'll contact the individuals involved in each step of Family Matters.

    Category: Behind the Scenes

    Tags: charlotte-cowley, new-set, sponsors-2, usedeverywhere, usedvictoria

    By Family Matters - July 28, 2011
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