Theater Scrims – old school Stacey August 19 Instafake 100+ year old Mason’s theater scrim hanging in the 3rd floor ballroom of the Regency in SF. I spent the day looking at this gorgeous hand-painted beauty. See my previous post for what it looked like with theater lighting. Left pic shows its scale. Upper right shows how it is comprised of two layers. The bottom of the scrims are weighted with strips of wood – look for those & you’ll be better able to grok the depth. Bottom right pic shows the painting detail & how it’s just broad strokes painted on a canvas glued to netting. This old school trick allows light to pass thru the net to hit both scrims and makes them feel more dynamic. Yet from the audience the net is invisible. I adore old school theater tricks like this. #GeorgesMélièswasagenius #bbingenuity Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.