Re: d.i.y. rear projection screen/ kaleidoscope projector/ ESPERS

From: Rob Gawthrop (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jun 14 2006 - 02:49:40 PDT

Lee Filters' diffusion material is good, different grades are
available & some can be got in large rolls.


On 13 Jun 2006, at 16:53, Brooke Sietinsons wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to make an inexpensive rear projection screen.
> I have a frame, and am looking for recommendations for fabric.
> In my web research, all of the pro rear projection material i've found
> is
> around $50 a yard. That's out of my budget right now...
> I'm using a homemade kaleidoscope projector..
> the lense does not focus... the optimal throw distance
> is about 4 feet, so rear projection is my only option.
> So far, the projector has only been used once in a live music
> performance,
> on a pro screen, and it looked great. Unfortunately,
> I no longer have access to that screen, which was
> on loan for free.
> (you can see the projection here, only the last 30 seconds or so
> really show the image well, unfortunately).
> For the homemade screen, I tried a thin, tight weave, polyester fabric
> that I had lying around the house.
> the image looked great, nice and bright... the only problem was the
> hotspot.
> It doesn't look terrible, just a bit distracting... I guess I can
> live with it,
> since I am working with a very small budget for this project...
> but I'm wondering if anyone has fabric recommendations,
> OR.. if there is anyone in the Philadelphia area who would rent
> a rear projection screen to me for about 5 days, for not a ton of
> money.
> Thanks, any help would be greatly appreciated...
> Brooke
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