With the right curtain rod and blanket or sheet, you can create an awesome studio backdrop with just an $8 set of clamps. In this video I explain how:
When I wanted to improve the look of my YouTube videos, I started reading all about “background support systems” and “muslin backdrops” and felt quite discouraged. I live in a small apartment, so I disliked the idea of plunking down a giant metal contraption and bulky rolls of fabric.
Then I noticed my curtain rods looked a lot like the “background support systems”… and my extra bed sheets and blankets looked nicer than the “muslin backdrops.” As it turns out, this specialized-sounding “muslin” is just “lightweight cotton cloth.”
I decided to take a chance and make a DIY backdrop with a throw blanket and a cheap set of clamps… and it worked great! If you’ve considered trying something similar, I say go for it. You probably only need a set of clamps (which you’ll need anyway), so you might as well give it a try before you spring for the big “system.”
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