View Full Version : Film Projection Inquiry

09-04-2006, 09:51 AM
I have a question for all of you. One of our owners had previously seen an answer on the IAHA boards, but she can't find it now, so i mentioned I'd inquire here.

We are using a film projector in one of our rooms (not the old reel-to-reel type, one of the new ones that can be hooked up to a camera/camcorder). When they tried it at their home, projecting onto a slightly textured wall, the shot looked really grainy. I'm guessing that projecting right onto the haunts walls won't be much different.

Is there a way to make a "screen" out of the wall. A sheet hasn't done the trick. I know that there is a special type of paint you can use (they've done it at my day job), but with the walls still being so textured, I don't think the paint will help. Would a piece of hardboard work if painted white?

Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


09-04-2006, 01:50 PM
They sell actual movie film screen in Rolls on ebay, and its pretty darn cheap. :)

John Coen
09-04-2006, 06:26 PM
One thing you might do is buy a plastic shower curtain ($2) and stretch it over a frame. You can front or rear project on it. :)

09-05-2006, 09:17 AM
Thanks! I've passed those ideas on to them to look into! Anyone else have ideas?

09-06-2006, 09:41 AM
I am planning white plainted plywood sheets for a projection screen. Vineyard used them to a good sucess for in line story movie.