So I ordered the Hensels...and based largely upon the advice those on this board I went ahead and ordered a third head right off the bat. I'm more than a little excited about getting them, not too mention a little in debt. While I will be taking them with me to go on location (yeah, they're heavy... I knew that) most of my shooting will be in my "home studio. This is where I need a bit of insight.
My "studio" consists of an unfinished area in my basement that is 15' wide and about 25' deep. On one side is a gray cinderblock wall and the other is open with steel support beams. When budget permits, this area will be roughed in, drywalled, and painted (likely black). There is no ceiling as of yet, but when I hang one it will be at approximately 9' to 9'6". The floor at present is simply gray concrete. There are only two of the small 6" x 15" (approx.) basement style windows and I will be covering those up to avoid strange lighting issues.
I already have a 9' x 15' black Muslin drape and stand that will serve as the primary background, and will look to add a second stand for seamless as soon as the budget allows.
What I am trying to determine at this point, is the bast way to handle the lack of a ceiling and two side areas. Given that various heating ducts and copper piping run overhead they will need to be covered to avoid lighting issues. Is something like a thick piece of black fabric sufficient, or is there something better for the task? Would you do the same thing on the sides, or am I being too sensitive? The wall isn't necessarily 18% gray, but it isn't too far off either.
Anyone else run in to similar issues and live to tell the tale?
My goal in life is to rid the world of ignorance...mainly my own.