Re: projecting outdoors

From: Ed Inman (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jun 19 2006 - 08:55:38 PDT

There are a lot of variables to consider, not the least of which is how much ambient light from signs, street lights, etc. you will be fighting against.
My guess is you would probably want at least a 4K video projector and a 16mm projector with a xenon lamphouse. An initially less expensive 16mm unit would be one using the old fashioned mini-arc or MARC 350 lamps. These indeed do put out an impressive amount of light (I've projected mine in excess of 100 feet with a bright, nice 14-foot wide image) but the lamps themselves have a relatively short life and are quite expensive.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Andy Ditzler <email suppressed>
>I'm considering doing an outdoor program this fall, with the possibility
>of projecting onto the side of a building, with an image perhaps a
>couple of stories high. Does anyone on the list have experience with
>large outdoor projections? Is it possible to do this with normal video
>and 16mm film projectors, perhaps with different lenses, or would more
>heavy-duty equipment be required?

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