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post #121 of 476
Another thread on AVS mentions LED rope light available at Costco right now... 25 feet for $20.

I'm heading over there today to check into it. In the rain...

ND
post #122 of 476
Found 'em, and they're on closeout! 25 feet for $14.97!

SKU #110253
post #123 of 476
When I bought them at costco, they were $30 bucks for the 25 foot roll. Good find ND.
post #124 of 476
I found that my backlight is nowhere near as bright as I thought that it would be.
With a 12 ft rope light, the sign has a nice glow but isn't overpowering.

Drilling the hole without splitting the frame was the challenge for me.
post #125 of 476
yep, found the 25' led rope lights in costco for $20! Thanks to ND23 for the heads up.
post #126 of 476
wow I just found this tread today

and everyones marquee looks great!!

cant wait to try this out this weekend!!

Thanks for all of the info!!
post #127 of 476
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ND23 View Post

Found 'em, and they're on closeout! 25 feet for $14.97!

SKU #110253

Yep, in Cincinnati for $14.97. Great find! Should take care of some of our worry about heat. Has anyone tried fitting 25' in a 9x20" frame? Can it be shortened without risk? Picked one up today, I will see what I can do this weekend and take some pictures comparing the two. But yes, for $15 it is significantly better just so we can use it. Might end up using it on the Ticket Booth I have been playing around with if it doesn't fit in the marquee.
post #128 of 476
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Originally Posted by volley View Post

Has anyone tried fitting 25' in a 9x20" frame? Can it be shortened without risk?

Sorry to be the guy who recommends a solution and then has to take it back, but there's no way that 25' length is going to fit in the 9"x20" shadowbox. A fellow AVS'er who has completed his marquee (non-backlit) brought his over this evening, and I got my Costco rope light out of the box, and... well, there's no way that's going to fit.

The instructions for the rope light say "Do not puncture, cut, shorten, or splice the flexible lighting." Maybe that's just a generic CYA statement, but good luck with your experimentation, and be safe.

Again, sorry to get everyone's hopes up... I was just trying to help.

ND
post #129 of 476
More expensive rope light can be spliced I just think it's the less expensive kind that can't. I remember a thread about 5+ years back about someone splicing their rope light to put on their theater risers.
post #130 of 476
Thread Starter 
OK...here's the idea, ping ND23 and ask him to make you a custom ticket, I will import it into the picture for you as the tickets in your ticket booth. Here is the draft so far... I will use the 25' of LED rope light behind this one...

post #131 of 476
Pretty sweet looking. What size box will you put it in? Have you tried adding a girl to it, perhaps a vector based cartoon style person with the ticket in your hand. Neat idea, though.
post #132 of 476
volley,

Was this the picture frame you used from Michaels?

http://www.michaels.com/art/online/d...ductNum=fr0304

And what size would you use for the ticket window? I'd assume 24x36 or even 27x40

Victor
post #133 of 476
Volley
Could you please post the psd for the ticket window.
Please don't flatten the layers.

It would look sweet along with the concession stand lightbox.
post #134 of 476
I hope it isn't a forum violation to show this link, but, as an example, this site offers a simulated 'ticket booth' lightbox with someone offering up custom tickets and curtains on the side. It looks similar to what you are working on, but it costs quite a bit more. In their example, they can customize the ticket as well as the face of the person.

http://hollywoodmarquees.com/gallery6.htm
post #135 of 476
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Originally Posted by Tom Harness View Post

I hope it isn't a forum violation to show this link, but, as an example, this site offers a simulated 'ticket booth' lightbox with someone offering up custom tickets and curtains on the side. It looks similar to what you are working on, but it costs quite a bit more. In their example, they can customize the ticket as well as the face of the person.

http://hollywoodmarquees.com/gallery6.htm

My quote from this thread on the first page.
"Wow! Looks like a "Hollywood Galleries" clone at 99% of the cost. "
I meant to say Hollywood Marquees.
post #136 of 476
Is anyone else going to make a ticket booth?
post #137 of 476
I certainly would like to make a ticket booth.

Wonder if we could get someone with the ticket uniform to be the ticket agent?

Actually, the guy in that booth would freak me out over time.
post #138 of 476
What would be neat is if you could get a picture of your favorite celebrity in the ticket booth.
post #139 of 476
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Originally Posted by victor-eyd View Post

volley,

Was this the picture frame you used from Michaels?

http://www.michaels.com/art/online/d...ductNum=fr0304

And what size would you use for the ticket window? I'd assume 24x36 or even 27x40

Victor

From this website.
http://hollywoodmarquees.com/gallery6.htm

24"x36"x5"
post #140 of 476
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Originally Posted by pcdoctor View Post

What would be neat is if you could get a picture of your favorite celebrity in the ticket booth.

THAT WOULD BE SWEET!! AWESOME IDEA
post #141 of 476
hey,volley i sent you a message.
post #142 of 476
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by thecentre View Post

Pretty sweet looking. What size box will you put it in? Have you tried adding a girl to it, perhaps a vector based cartoon style person with the ticket in your hand. Neat idea, though.

Now if we can talk Art into allowing the pic of his girls I would put those in from his home theater meets!

I was actually playing with the idea of a Poser rendered person. Not sure what would work. Anyone have thoughts, I will gladly try it out.

No specific size yet, whoever wants one, let me know what size you are looking at. Originally this was created for two people, one had a standard poster lightbox already. Think mine will be another Michaels special. Will have to see what their sizes are and try to print one at Kinko's. I will let everyone know how it turns out. I am planning on using the 25' of LED rope from Costco mentioned above. Think that will really turn out well.
post #143 of 476
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by victor-eyd View Post

volley,

Was this the picture frame you used from Michaels?

http://www.michaels.com/art/online/d...ductNum=fr0304

And what size would you use for the ticket window? I'd assume 24x36 or even 27x40

Victor

Not exactly, they have what they called Instant Shadowboxes in the stores. can't buy them on-line. I am thinking the 24x36 if they have them.
post #144 of 476
hey,volley i sent you a message i want one of those ticket booth let me know what size you end up doing i also will be using a michaels box received a coupon in the paper for 40% off.
post #145 of 476
Well, got my shadow box, rope light, etc. Sat down to put it all together and I noticed someone had drop the shadow box at Michaels and one corner was splintered...looked terrible. Glad I noticed it before I took the plastic wrap off... geez...

On another note, is anyone running Adobe Photoshop CS2 on Vista? I heard it has some bugs. Anybody know?
post #146 of 476
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by thecentre View Post

Well, got my shadow box, rope light, etc. Sat down to put it all together and I noticed someone had drop the shadow box at Michaels and one corner was splintered...looked terrible. Glad I noticed it before I took the plastic wrap off... geez...

On another note, is anyone running Adobe Photoshop CS2 on Vista? I heard it has some bugs. Anybody know?

Not yet, I am limping along on my other machine right now. The powerhouse is running the theater on Vista 64. Let me know if you try it.
post #147 of 476
Thread Starter 
I settled on the 18x24 box. Got it half price for $25. They did have a brown wood 24x36 at half price for $60. Not bad if you are looking to do a poster box. I just don't have the room. $15 for 25' of LED light rope from Costco. Will print from Kinkos/Staples, etc. No person behind the glass right now.

What do you think about the curtains behind the glass idea? I think the black right now is just a bit plain. But to that end, the black does make it look like there is a room behing the glass if you will.
post #148 of 476
Finished my concession stand light box today. Looks great. Thanks for the graphics. Can't wait for the faux ticket office.
post #149 of 476
Quote:
Originally Posted by volley View Post

Now if we can talk Art into allowing the pic of his girls I would put those in from his home theater meets!

I was actually playing with the idea of a Poser rendered person. Not sure what would work. Anyone have thoughts, I will gladly try it out.

No specific size yet, whoever wants one, let me know what size you are looking at. Originally this was created for two people, one had a standard poster lightbox already. Think mine will be another Michaels special. Will have to see what their sizes are and try to print one at Kinko's. I will let everyone know how it turns out. I am planning on using the 25' of LED rope from Costco mentioned above. Think that will really turn out well.

If you can draw then that's great.
How about a caricature of a celebrity?
post #150 of 476
Thread Starter 
OK..having problems with the color space that Kinkos is printing. The colors don't come out and the print is really dark. Their wide format guy is going to try to reprint it. Any suggestions? Since it is a PDF, I didn't know if they prefer one type of PDF setting over another. They are supposed to try again and I will check with them tomorrow.

Also on the LEDs, plugging in the bundle it seems to flicker or shimmer. Is this normal for LEDs? Have not rolled the bundle out so I am not sure it will show or not.
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