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

From: Brook Hinton (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 26 2010 - 13:43:26 PDT

Rick - I guess I've been spoiled. Everywhere else I've taught I've had
a projection booth, and at all of the many Dorsky screenings I"ve
attended the projector noise was either non-existent or barely audible
through the booth.

Thanks all for the continued advice and stories!


On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 12:49 PM, Fred Camper <email suppressed> wrote:
> Years ago, at a film department I was teaching in, we had a small room
> that we wanted to make into a little screening room. The projector
> noise would have been large. Someone built a kind of blimp to enclose
> the projector, insulated with sound absorbant materials on the inside,
> with a door that could be closed once the projector was running. A fan
> inside the box vented through an opening in the wall against which the
> projector had been set -- I can't remember if this was a natural vent
> in the wall or what, but without this the temperature would have been
> impossible. The fan made noise, but much less annoying noise than the
> projector did.
> One danger here is that one might not hear it if the takeup belt
> breaks. Not sure what to do about that.
> Once I passed by the outer wall where the vent was and noted an
> extremely strong smell of, well, marijuana. Some art student had
> figured out a way to use our blimp as a bong! This presumably will not
> be a problem if the professor is running the screening.
> Fred Camper
> Chicago
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Brook Hinton
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Associate Professor / Assistant Chair
Film Program at CCA
California College of the Arts
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