Yeshen Venema

Custom Props and Surfaces

Custom Cut or CNC shapes

Custom Cut or CNC shapes

We use Swordfish in Shoreditch who are not just local, but offer fantastic customer service, a fast turnaround and high quality product. They can do both laser cutting and CNC for wood and acrylic materials.

Shown here is an MDF disc that was cut to a custom size and painted by Tash for a shoot with Well Lit, one of our lighting clients. The disc was supported on a simple rectangular plinth we painted to match - voila, a slick looking table!

Creating custom shapes and colours like this can add so much to a shoot and it’s not even that expensive.

Discover more at: https://swordfishworks.com/

Plinths

Plinths

Very useful for creating variation of height for your shoot, these plinths can be painted in custom colours. We have a wide range at the studio but you can also purchase your own to use them at home, for events or trade shows.

We have found the best supplier for these to be Great Art in Shoreditch (also online at www.greatart.co.uk/gerstaecker-display-plinths.html

Custom vinyls

Custom vinyls

We have used a company called Studio Backdrops: www.studio-backdrops.co.uk to print a vinyl from a photograph of one of our most popular painted backdrops.

After using this on many shoots we are happy with the material so will ordering more. These backdrop can roll up into a tube so are more portable and take up less storage space than the larger boards.

For close up shots however, the texture is very different to wood, ceramic tile or mdf (it’s much smoother with virtually no 3d texture) so keep that in mind. It has a soft sheen, we used the Poly Paper option which was the best. You can order sizes up to 8x10ft.