The build of the interior structure is well on it’s way. Thanks to the help of some really smart and hard-working people. Joe, my bro with design assistance; Aki, Eric and Megu with hard labor and mistake correction. More on Saturday, adding the top frame and starting to figure out how to do the basin. Seeing the real thing come to life makes me feel like a Power Ranger or something.
Building the middle frame. The costume, the costume:
Lining up the studs:
Considering how to lift over. Actually, with 3 people under it, it felt more like 20 lbs each:
Securing studs using 6″ corner brackets. The weight of the top frames with water will settle the studs into place, the corner brackets or more to keep them from shifting. Plywood facing will prevent racking.
The way it looks now, with 2x 150 watt bulbs. With the two-way mirrors it might not be bright enough, so I’ll have to see about the gain on the cameras, or open the iris up. Adding 1/2″ plywood walls soon, just have to figure out the cuts for openings and so forth. Max inside the structure:
Two-way mirrors for the camera turrets. Ordered from seethroughmirrors.com, 1/4″ acrylic. When it’s completely dark on the camera side the acrylic is transparent, with a bluish tint, which I’ll have to figure out how to correct in-camera. The other side (in the light) is pure mirror and reflects. In this photo I’m not completely shrouded so you see the reflection of my shirt.
From the other side. Completely reflective.