Ok guys - I have a question. I want to set up a studio in my living room in the next couple months. I've already decided to go with the Manfrotto Autopoles but here's the kicker. I have carpet . I want to find a way to get a hard floor down so that I can pull bg's down and drag them across the floor to walk on. With carpet, this will be an issue. I was thinking that I could get some bricks/blocks and spread them out to support the corners and centers of some 4'x8' sheets of plywood or something but I was hoping maybe some of you have also encountered this challenge and have come up with some other innovative ideas. All suggestions greatly appreciated (especially those with photos )
I just added the autopoles with booms mounted to them to my living room studio and have carpet as well. I had previously purchased two sheets of the white tile board ($11.88 per sheet) that everyone uses for a pure white background. So, when shooting white seamless, I use those. They are thin and heels or stand legs can punch a hole through them if you are not careful. If I shoot a different color, I just keep the tileboard flat on the carpet, rather than overlapped, and pull the paper over it. It works ok, you just have to be a little careful.
This is a good, cheap, short term solution. I will be pulling out the carpet and putting in hardwood soon. Hardwood flooring with a laminated pre-finish is under $500 if you install it yourself. Pick a flat finish, not shiny.