Originally Posted by Chiahead
I don't need to worry about the front until the stage is in, and the soffets, and I am getting ready for the false wall and riser.
Plan your work, work your plan...or just wing it.
As my Zen Master once told me: When the task is done beforehand, then it is easy.
Originally Posted by Audixium The Zen of Screen Size
I'm very close to making a wise decision. In almost every v1.0 HT reflection statement the builder says "I'm going bigger next time around". Since I'm at one with my pole, I decided I should ensure that I'll forever be at one with my screen size. Therefore, I am 90% sure that I'm going to build the screenwall as one huge SeymourAV AT screen. That's right, floor to ceiling AT material. Then, I'll setup a system to mask to whatever the projector of the year can muster. How you like them apples?
I made my decision within seven breaths. I'm definitely going for this. In order for it to work and allow for some black masking around the screen, the largest I could go in the future would be a 14' 2.40:1 screen area. I'm planning on starting with a 12' 2.40:1 screen area. So, I do intend to use the "clip and zip" method for mounting the SeymourAV XD fabric, going pretty much completely floor to ceiling and between the columns. Then, when the PJ of the year comes out I can just change out the masking - if I haven't automated it by then.
I also will need the screen structure to be very strong, as it will need to pivot from the left side for access behind the screen area. I can't remember the build, but someone else did this with a huge screen by putting casters or something like that under a 2x4 frame. I'll probably go with aluminum as my brother in law is a master welder - does a lot of ornamental stuff as well as industrial staircases/walkways, etc.
Those framing details might not come until close to installation. So, instead of having to build an entirely new screen
when I want to go bigger, I can just change out the masking panels. How cool is that!