Re: [Frameworks] 16mm in the classroom - projector noise!

From: Ken Bawcom (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Oct 25 2010 - 22:55:59 PDT

For in-office projection at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, we made a
foam lined plywood box, with a window in front of the lens. It sat on
a metal cart. It was open on one side, for access to the projector. It
didn't eliminate the noise, but did reduce it quite a bit. I suppose
that with the addition of a small fan for ventilation, it might be
possible to have a door on one side, and close it off completely.

Another possibility - I know that they make electronic noise
cancellation devices for industrial equipment. I suppose one could be
configured to cancel projector noise, but I don't know how expensive
that would be.

Ken B.

Quoting Brook Hinton <email suppressed>:

> Howdy Frameworkers,
> On another media in the classroom note - has anyone come up with any
> sort of homebrew projection booth or projector noise muffling solution
> for classrooms with no booth? I was about to rent some Nathaniel
> Dorsky films to show in a course I'm teaching, but then realized that
> glorious silence that is so essential to those images would instead by
> a constant din courtesy of the Elmo Corporation. Once I started
> thinking about this I realized how many films I might otherwise screen
> would be seriously compromised by such a setting - sound films as
> well.
> ____________________________
> Brook Hinton
> Moving Image and Sound Maker
> Associate Professor / Assistant Chair
> Film Program at CCA
> California College of the Arts
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