Tulle backdrops - Introduction


The effect is obtained by projecting the frame of the TV and the character that circles in the air on two big backdrops made of BGO - Gobelin installed a few meters away from each other.The first is a white backdrop and reacts to the projection in quite a sharp way, the second is black and, because of the light absorption of black colour, it creates a more evanescent projection.In addition, the projection reaches it after being filtered through the first backdrop.The rearward black backdrop also contributes to reinforce the effect of screening on the first white backdrop, increasing the contrast. Teatro San Carlo, ''Candide''
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The kinds of cotton tulles in the grey colour and, in the middle, BRL - Rexor gold colour.Some general indications about the properties of different meshes and tulle different colours: mesh - the rectangular mesh of BGO - Gobelin and especially of BSU - Super Gobelin are less deformable than the others lighting - when front-lit the more closed meshes are obviously more covering colour - white tulle, thanks to the optimal reflection in the light, lends itself very well to effects of lighting colour, the grey with more toned-down effects, the black has the maximum light absorption and reacts less to changes of light painting - all meshes, indifferently, are suitable for painting themselves to be painted, larger ones are more suitable to more fleeting subject and less detailed
Some very representative pictures that illustrate the possibilities of interaction of the tulles with the light.This backdrop manufactured with BGO - Gobelin here is frontally illuminated and, as it can be noticed, in this lighting situation the tulle doesn't give any impression of transparency, rather, the aspect doesn't differ really much from that of a ASC - Sceno backdrop. Teatro Verdi, ''Madama Butterfly''
Here is the backdrop on the stage, with a use of the light that exploits the characteristics of the fabric in a way that could be taken from a manual.A frontal light aims at the great painted face provoking in this area a screen-effect, that the painted subject underlines reducing at the maximum the transparency of the fabric.The two characters on the left, Madama Butterfly with her attendant Suzuki and the parasols, are standing behind the backdrop and they are framed by a projector that illuminates them in an accented way. Teatro Verdi, ''Madama Butterfly''
This closer view underlines the passage from the illumination of the area behind the backdrop to the frontal one.Notice, about this matter, as the stylized Japanese landscape, that can be seen in transparency, because it is painted on a backdrop made of ASC1000S - Sceno width 1.000 cm - Flame retardant set behind the characters, dissolves when you move the look towards the big face painted on the backdrop, that takes a frontal illumination. Teatro Verdi, ''Madama Butterfly''
The backdrop made of black BGO - Gobelin has a width of 16,5 m and a height of 11,4 m. The symbols of the zodiac have been painted by Paolino Libralato. Teatro La Fenice, ''Otello''
The BGO - Gobelin backdrop is illuminated here with red light that puts in evidence the painted subjects. Behind the choir, thanks to a blue illumination, the same zodiacal subjects appear painted on a backdrop made of ASC600S - Sceno width 600 cm - Flame retardant. The transparency of the tulle creates a auperimposition of the images that have been painted on the two layers. Teatro La Fenice, ''Otello''
Projections on a backdrop manufactured with BRL - Rexor silver colour. Teatro Regio di Parma, ''La damnation de Faust''
With unmistakable and irreplaceable scenographical and decorative effects.
The wide range allows to find the tulle with the most proper characteristics for one's own needs.
transparency effects
original effects in frontal projection and rear-projection
great sensibility to the illumination
scenographical dimensions
optimal for painting
possibility of digital printing

Video & Documentation

Teatro Carlo Felice of Genoa: ''Werther'' by Beni Montresor

Projections on grey BGO - Tulle Gobelin

Göteborgs Stadtsteater, ''The Danton Case''

Kazan 2013, BRL - Tulle Rexor Lamé

See also ...

C.N. de Teatro Clásico, ''La entretenida''

Prose theatre

EUR, ''XI Quadriennale d'Arte''

Museums, art, architecture

Grand Hotel

Public places

Lighting seminar


Summer concerts


Teatro dell'Opera dei Pupi

Curtains for historical theaters

Teatro Español, ''Electra''

Prose theatre

Teatro La Fenice, ''Otello''

Lyric opera

Teatro Regio di Parma, ''La damnation de Faust''

Lyric opera

Teatro San Carlo, ''Candide''

Operetta, zarzuela, musical

Teatro San Carlo, ''Gustavo III''

Lyric opera

Teatro Verdi, ''Madama Butterfly''

Lyric opera