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post #331 of 410
Mark, it looks fantastic!

I, too, have a D60, and you're getting better results than I ever can. I'd like to know more about the multiple exposure technique. I have photoshop, so I assume he just overlaid them all and combined to taste?

I'll put in a vote for covering the front speakers. It's impressive to us HT guys, but unfinished looking to most. I'd use an AT fabric that matches the redish color panel above the speaker. FWIW.
post #332 of 410
Mark. Can't wait to see this picture in the magazines! Looks phenomenal.
post #333 of 410
Although the pics of the outside of the house are beautiful as well as appreciated... on a selfish note, please refrain from feeding our house envy because it makes me want to go home... start a fire - and walk away!!! lol

Just kidding, WOW.. stunning home - thanks for sharing.
post #334 of 410
I'm a little late to the party but still just as impressed - great job Mark! Just put a big set of drums in front of that first row of seats and you're all set!
post #335 of 410
How does the room measure ? It looks like alot of hard surfaces in the room.
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Originally Posted by tony123 View Post

Mark, it looks fantastic!

I, too, have a D60, and you're getting better results than I ever can. I'd like to know more about the multiple exposure technique. I have photoshop, so I assume he just overlaid them all and combined to taste?

I'll put in a vote for covering the front speakers. It's impressive to us HT guys, but unfinished looking to most. I'd use an AT fabric that matches the redish color panel above the speaker. FWIW.

my friend brought in a Nikon D300 and a whole lot of camera set-up experience. I will ask him about the overlay process and see if I can relay it too you. I did catch the longer exposures were up to 20 seconds. Way past my understanding.
post #337 of 410
Is it a trick of the photography or is that projector off on alignment by several inches?
post #338 of 410
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How does the room measure ? It looks like alot of hard surfaces in the room.

The room is about 18 x 26. And yes there are lots of hard surfaces in the room. If you notice I have these Acouztic EQ's...4 in total. Yes, they work in theory if you read about them check outhttp://www.veryimpressiveproducts.com/audio.html

scroll about half way down the page. I happen to have them on loan...at $2000 a pair retail they aren't cheap and I have two pair

Anyway we have experimented with them and they work. I do plan on adding some sound panels here and there soon. I have other projects going so I am taking a short break. In the mean time the system sounds awesome and I am quite impressed with the sound quality with my current set up.
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Is it a trick of the photography or is that projector off on alignment by several inches?

Yes I noticed this as well. No it is not out of alignment...good eyes on your part. I am guessing when the multiple images were overlaid the screen got out of alignment. I am not satisfied with the screen image.....I need to find a good 16 x 9 image. We were quick to take these pictures so I did not have much time to get a more satisfactory image. This was the first dvd I pulled out of the pile.
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Mark. Can't wait to see this picture in the magazines! Looks phenomenal.

Thank you!!, Electronic House is waiting on some photo's and I hope to find other takers. We have to get the photo's right first.
post #341 of 410
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Wow! Your bold design elements really came together. Very well done.

thank you, I can credit luck for the way it has turned out because I really didn't have much of a plan
post #342 of 410
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A friend of mine brought his camera over and we are getting some good results. Well, actually he is getting some good results. This photo was taken 5 different times with different exposures then he put them together. I have more to come. Shot this picture with the drapes open and this demonstrates why I wanted a window in the media room. Our pond is just outside and the lighted fountain at night is beautiful to look at.


Excellent work! Great looking theater, any chance of a photo of the opposite side of the room across from the curtains. All photos welcome, your the man Mark! Thanks
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Excellent work! Great looking theater, any chance of a photo of the opposite side of the room across from the curtains. All photos welcome, your the man Mark! Thanks

He did take some other shots and is suppose to email them to me soon. I am going to share a bunch of pics because he took pictures of the inside of the house. thank you for asking
post #344 of 410
I know I have said this before but it's worth repeating, "Daaaammmmnnnn"! Fantastic work Mark! I love the creativity and uniqueness of your H/T room.

Really looking forward to seeing the pictures of the rest of your beautiful home. Not sure I will show my wife the pictures for fear of home envy
post #345 of 410
I thought I had totally missed this thread, but when I went back and saw the hole you cut into the side of the house I remembered looking at this a long time ago.

Looks great. Love the ceiling. My daughter liked that Ratatouille was on the screen. She is a little nosy.
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Looks great. Love the ceiling. My daughter liked that Ratatouille was on the screen. She is a little nosy.

Ha, thats cute she checks up on you. The 10 year old son of the couple who bought our last house caught his dad on match.com. Come to find out dad had another identity and had 4 or 5 other relationships going on. Good thing your just checking out media rooms. thanks for hanging in there with me.
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Really looking forward to seeing the pictures of the rest of your beautiful home. Not sure I will show my wife the pictures for fear of home envy

I love your Dysfunctional Family. I have been in one for years. Sorry I keep talking about getting these pictures but I really want them bad. We are very happy with the room. I am slowly pecking away at getting the cabling organized behind my equipment. The good news is it is easy to hook up the cables but when you walk in my equipment room the back of the racks hit you in the face to I am trying to make them pretty and I am having moderate success.
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Good thing your just checking out media rooms. thanks for hanging in there with me.

Yeah, my cheatin' heart is limited to HT. At least with this hobby things get cheaper and better every year.
post #349 of 410
Love the home. An amazing job in putting the HT together. Congrats and enjoy.
post #350 of 410
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I finally received some of our photo's from the photographer on our home...........like 500 photos in all I am been going through them and have sorted out a few. Here are some photos of the theater and I am going to start uploading photos of the house over the next few days. I hope you enjoy them.



post #351 of 410
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Photo of the back of our home near dusk.



This is a photo of the kitchen and breakfast area. To the left is the pantry door and you can see the 46" samsung LED TV. I have just mounted a iPad2 on the wall in the kitchen and I am training the wife to turn on the tv, run the sonos music system, and some other gadgets. I am using iRule for the TV and media room. I have cat 5 and 6 run to the back of all the tv's and I am in the middle of integrating all the video with a Cat5/6 to hdmi matrix system.



post #352 of 410
Gorgeous theater, and comes enclosed in a gorgeous house. You obviously have great taste in building materials, because I love the selections, being an earth tone and natural stone kinda guy.

Really nice photography too.

P.S. let me know when you're planning on taking a vacation, I can come with the family to house sit for you.
post #353 of 410
Thanks for sharing those pictures. I cant wait tosee more. Acouple thingscaught my interest.

What is in the 2 tubes that are on the island in your kitchen?

What was used to make up the side of your island?

Both questions are from the last picture above.
post #354 of 410
I think those are old post office boxes on the end of the island.
post #355 of 410
Slow day at work so I just read this thread from beginning to end - absolutely stunning!
post #356 of 410
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Gorgeous theater, and comes enclosed in a gorgeous house. You obviously have great taste in building materials, because I love the selections, being an earth tone and natural stone kinda guy.

Really nice photography too.

P.S. let me know when you're planning on taking a vacation, I can come with the family to house sit for you.

Brad, you are welcome anytime you want to visit. You have seen pictures of the garage and we lived in the garage apartment for almost two years while building our house. It is now the guest apartment for relatives, friends, and AVS Forum Members.

here is the kitchen in the garage apartment. It has a nice gas cooktop, convection microwave, dishwasher (under cooktop), and then on the far right is one of those drawer refrigerator/ freezer and it even has an ice maker.

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Thanks for sharing those pictures. I cant wait tosee more. Acouple thingscaught my interest.

What is in the 2 tubes that are on the island in your kitchen?

What was used to make up the side of your island?

Both questions are from the last picture above.

Good eyes. My wife Mary has made our home very warm and inviting by adding a lot of personal stuff. As I upload more pictures you will see many photos and family memorabilia. Those glass tubes are called Cloche's. Wood bottom with glass cover and they are both engraved. One says "Boys and Their Toys" and it filled with 2 inch square boxes with pictures of cars I have owned throughout my lifetime. The other one says "Bang your Drum" and is filled with some of my old drum sticks which are wrapped in music paper.

StockMonkey is right about the brass mailboxes if this is what you are referring to........think they are called Hinman boxes. They were at our business and had not been used in over 25 years. Just another bit of family heritage.
post #358 of 410
beautiful, inviting still earthly home and home theater...and so much of creativity...
Hats off to you sir...
post #359 of 410
Wow, every detail is breath taking. This has to be one of my favorite homes. No, let me correct that, it is my favority home. I just love the old world charm and the sentimental family touches throughout. Great job to you and your family Mark!
post #360 of 410
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thank you very much......the comments are very humbling and appreciated. We had time on our side and spent well over a year in planning before we started. We lived on the property in the garage right next to our house and then had another year of building. We had the opportunity to put a great amount of thought into this project.
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