If the setting for your deposition video is too busy and distracting, adding a backdrop behind the subject can help direct focus. If the shot is in the middle of a larger space, the backdrop can give the illusion of a wall behind the subject.


Backdrops are fairly cut and dry in regards to specs, so most of the ones you can find on Amazon will work for the purpose of filming a deposition video. There are a few things to keep in mind when selecting a backdrop.


  • Size – it needs to be large enough to cover the space behind the subject in the shot
  • Portability – it needs to be able to fold up for easy transport
  • Design – the color and pattern need to be simple to keep from distracting the viewer


Here are a few options that will cover all your backdrop needs:

1. Fovitec StudioPRO Collapsible Backdrop


The Fovitec StudioPRO Collapsible Backdrop is a great option for under $100.  The design on the fabric is a gray tie-dye kind of look that can be found on both sides. Being 5 feet wide and 6.5 feet tall, the dimensions give this backdrop all the coverage you will need for any medium distance shot.


The gray design on this backdrop is very simple and not distracting for the viewer. Both sides have slightly different textures just in case something could clash with one design.


  • Collapsible design with carry case
  • Durable construction
  • Double-sided for versatility



I’m happy with this portable backdrop. It is well made, and very convenient to use. It pops open in a snap, and folds easily once you know the process. I will get lots of use from this handy and portable backdrop and will likely buy more of them to use as flags or reflectors for even more versatility.

Legal Video Backdrop

Item Weight: 3.59 pounds
Dimensions: 26 x 26 x 4 inches


2. Lastolite Reversible Backdrop

Lastolite’s Reversible Backdrop boasts a double-sided fabric with two different colored designs. On one side, there is a gray tie-dye pattern.  The other side has a tan tie-dye design. The fabric is very smooth and durable with a slipcover to store the collapsed backdrop.


With dimensions of 5 feet by 6 feet, this backdrop with stretch across the back of your shot perfectly. One thing to keep in mind about this backdrop is finding a way to keep it standing upright. With a straight stand and a clamp, you can remedy that very easily.


  • Reversible dual-sided design 
  • Crease-resistant fabric
  • Zippered carry case included



This double-sided backdrop is exactly what I was looking for. It’s versatility offers me not only two different styles to choose from (front and back), but being collapsible, it makes it very easy to take to a client’s location and use on the spot.

Legal Video Backdrop

Weight: 5.45 pounds
Dimensions: 28.35 x 28.35 x 1.18 inches


3. Kate Collapsible Microfiber Backdrop


The Kate Collapsible Microfiber Backdrop, like the option above, offers two different designs, one on either side of the fabric. The color scheme is gray and blue on this option. The microfiber fabric is very high quality and gives a deep texture to the pattern.


At 5 feet by 6.5 feet, this backdrop will be the perfect size to cover the background in your deposition videos. Just like the second option, this backdrop cannot free-stand and needs to be mounted on a straight stand with a clamp or two.


  • Reversible dual-sided design
  • Durable, high-quality metal frame
  • Washable material



This backdrop works great for my needs! Well made & easy to use. I appreciate the fact that I can wash and iron the backdrop as needed to avoid wrinkles or dust accumulating. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a versatile backdrop.

Legal Video Backdrop

Weight: 5.29 pounds
Dimensions: 25.59 x 25.59 x 1.97 inches


Choosing the Right Legal Video Backdrop

A versatile backdrop ensures that you will be able to control your enviornment, producing consistent footage regardless of the setting. Be sure to choose a backdrop that will be easy to transport and ready to use in a variety of situations so that you will be prepared for anything!


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