Originally Posted by J_P_A
Congratulations! That's a tuff test. They make it bad by making you wait until you've forgotten everything you learned in school before they let you take it
Thanks JPA! Its a relief to have it over with, thats for sure.
I need to take some pictures, but I have made some progress on the basement. Progress made includes painting most of the basement area (non-theater), cutting the stringers for the stairs (still need to be attached), painted 3/4 of the basement trim, installed the bedroom light fixture and smoke detector, installed outlet covers, other small things, etc.
-I bought some kitchen cabinets for the basement area last weekend, and hope to install those this weekend.
-I had a glass company out to measure for the shower glass. That has been quoted and ordered. In around 2 weeks they should be out to install it.
-I plan on buying wood this week to build the riser for the THEATER!!!
Thats right, I plan to start working on the theater again. I wanted to get the majority of the basment area completed before I dig into the theater...I feel that I am getting far enough along to start on it. There is some miscellaneous things to complete on the rest of the basement, but it will give me something to do when I hit a roadblock in the theater and need to think through the problem.
That brings me to a theater related question....
I want some thoughts/opinions on the screen location...here is a picture.
Hopefully my sketch is not too confusing. First of all, I am struggling with height issues and want to minimize the riser height.
I created two scenarios:
1 - screen positioned high enough for the second row viewer to see over the top of the first row viewers head.
2 - screen positioned only high enough for the second row viewer to see over top of the seating in front of them. (Coincidentally, this follows the 1/3 height guideline recommended for screen height).
My original stage was only 6" high, I increased the height of the stage to 12" with a 6" step. I did that to help balance out the screen wall - because if I mount the screen high, the layout seemed/seems odd...
A few things to comment on:
-I dont want to increase my mini-riser any taller than I have it (I think it would start to look odd)
-I dont really want to increase the height of the riser (as I show it, there is 6'-3" to the bottom of the bulkhead...already lower than I would like)
-I seem to like the lower screen location better, but in order to use a projector with lens memory, (which I would like to do) the projector lens needs to be pretty low - and the mini-split starts to interfere (I should have measured that and added it to the sketch).
-The lower screen location also starts moving the projector closer to the 2nd row viewers head (annoying?)
-I would consider the primary viewing location to be in the front row. Therefore, "down in the front" seems appropriate.