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Jeff writes – “This Tech Help Guide will explain how to design and assemble blue and greenscreens and backdrops for photos and video, as well as how to easily and inexpensively build a portable frame to support these backdrops out of PVC pipe or metal conduit.” – [via] Link.

Related: A million things to do with PVC – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. onebitpixel says:

    Two other great websites on DIY Green Screens:

    DIY Green Screen
    http://www.multiply.org/notebook/archives/2004/06/diy_green_scree.html

    Glidden’s Home Depot Green Screen Mix (Paint Values)
    http://www.mjrworld.com/newwork/newwork.html

  2. monopole says:

    While it is somewhat more expensive ($49) the “Chrome Commercial Folding Garment Rack” from Target is an excellent framework for projection screens. It folds up well, has good wheels and is built as sturdily as a shopping cart. Using a pair of curtain rods and a sheet of blackout cloth I have been able to make a 72″ wide projection screen.
    The one issue I would be interested in is the side tensioning which has proven to be the most challenging issue involved.

  3. MediaBlab says:

    It’s worth pointing out that Jeff’s solution is about $50, not the $16 noted on Digg. The PVC frame is $16, with an additional investment in fabric (the screen) with a total cost approaching $50. Still that doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a very inventive approach to a traditionally expensive problem.