From: 40 Frames (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 26 2010 - 08:44:51 PDT
For years, 40 Frames (and previously Lighthouse Cinema and Four Wall Cinema)
used a plywood box lined with 3" foam insulation and covered with egg shell
foam. The port glass
also had foam on the edges to help dampen things and prevent the noise form
traveling out the front of the booth.
The projectionist gained access through two hinged doors that when closed
did an extremely good job of silencing the projector. This box originally
came from a classroom at the NW Film Center, and has since returned to them
and is still in use in one of their classrooms.
Cinema Project also built a box that traveled with them to several
semi-permanent venues. Their box looked pretty trick... you might ask them
about how they built it. I believe it fit two projectors inside for doing
quick reel changes from projector to projector.
On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 10:55 PM, Ken Bawcom <email suppressed> wrote:
> 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
> > www.brookhinton.com
> > Associate Professor / Assistant Chair
> > Film Program at CCA
> > California College of the Arts
> > www.cca.edu/film
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