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post #61 of 476
OMG, this is incredible work!! I think i have to run to Michaels with a list of needs. volley great work, expect a PM soon.
post #62 of 476
hey,volley can you make DTS,DD,or other signs?i would be interested in some of those also.
post #63 of 476
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Originally Posted by GISMO1 View Post

hey,volley can you make DTS,DD,or other signs?i would be interested in some of those also.

I have some pretty cool DTS and Dolby images that might be able to be used for these boxes. Currently they are all 8 x 10 ratio though.
post #64 of 476
yep got mine 17.99 normally 29.99 and my rope lights for 9.99big thanks to volley for sending me the file, thanks man!!! Now i edited the graphic i need to somewhere to print it, does kinkos do this?? I tried on transparent paper but the seam is way too obvious!
post #65 of 476
Kinkos printed mine. Cost about $15 for a 9x20 print.
post #66 of 476
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Originally Posted by meegari View Post

yep got mine 17.99 normally 29.99 and my rope lights for 9.99big thanks to volley for sending me the file, thanks man!!! Now i edited the graphic i need to somewhere to print it, does kinkos do this?? I tried on transparent paper but the seam is way too obvious!

Wouldn't you need to print on white paper of some sort to get the diffuse glow?

And I have also edited the file that volley sent to me to make the marquee a little bigger and for more space to write some kind of message. Here it is, as of now, although I'm not sure the message will be the same as what we will actually go with. And I used Adobe Illustrator for the text, although I couldn't get the text to look the same as what Volley's looked like, but I ended up stumbling upon this look, and like it, so I am sticking with it, for now.



Dachavez--what kind of paper did they print it on for you? My thought is to use it in a bigger shadowbox--I would imagine Kinkos or other printers can print on to large size photo-type paper, anyone know if that is true?

Thanks to Volley for doing the initial work on this.
post #67 of 476
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Originally Posted by GISMO1 View Post

hey,volley can you make DTS,DD,or other signs?i would be interested in some of those also.

I have been looking for ideas on my next project...let me know what people want to see? Micheals has a bunch of different sizes, 12x12" frames and 12x16" frames, etc. I am willing to try out anything people are interested in. Ticket booths, audio signs, Pixar signs, concession stands, etc. Or take the custom intros blender route and fudge the Disney logo to read your name, etc. Whatever people are interested in.
post #68 of 476
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Originally Posted by Steve Scherrer View Post

what kind of paper did they print it on for you?

I had them print it out on photo glossy paper. They said they could print any size I needed. Make sure to measure the inside dimension of the frame for the shadow box you are planning on using. I made my graphic 9x20 and the frame has about a 1/4 inch overlap, so my graphic gets clipped. I needed more of a margin between my art work and the edge of the 9x20 sheet. The wife thinks it looks great, but I am a perfectionist, so naturally I want to do it over.
post #69 of 476
so thanks to volleys graphic and idea i finally finished mine today, got my graphic printed on photo glossy paper for 7 bucks at staples. Mine is slightly different though not having a power outlet close to where I wanted the marquee and not wanting a lot of cables showing I took a different route by powering the unit with batteries and a switch. Heres some pics of what I did and the materials I used, the push lights were 4 bucks cdn a pop x2. All in all project cost 17 dollars cdn for shadow box(michaels) 7 dollars for graphic (staples)and 8 dollars for 2 lights(superstore) total= 33 dollars cdn. Didnt turn out as good as the rope light version but im happy with it just need some type of diffuser couldnt use the one that came with the light as shadow box is not deep at all.

thanks for the inspiration guys!!!









post #70 of 476
Those are pretty high prices for children.
Nice work around for the sign too!
post #71 of 476
forgot to put sign is powered by 4 aa's and one switch, I used the battery housing and the switch that came in the push light, heres some more pics with film titles on transparent paper, cut then slotted in between the glass and the frame so its totally interchangable to whatever you want whenever you want.




post #72 of 476
For anyone who is interested, I have uploaded the Photoshop doc for my sign. You can download it at http://www.refreshf5.com/avsforum/theater_sign.zip. Let me know if you have any trouble with the file.
post #73 of 476
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Coolhand yours shows delivered on the 19th. Barhoram, Louis Zerr, Gismo1 all mailed this morning. Mackie1604 you are up next, Shoozleboy, let me know which version specifically. I believe these are the last two to work on. Let me know if I missed anyone.

It is really cool to see how people are using this! Thanks for posting the pictures. Dachavez, thanks for making yours available.
post #74 of 476
Michaels had the box for $12 so that was sweet. I'm now trying to decide to I want A/C or battery....guess I got to figure out where to put it first.
post #75 of 476
Got mine up. Looks great. Got the same $12 Michaels Box Sdall got. Really pleased with the results. Haven't put the back lighting in yet, but can't wait to get it done!
post #76 of 476
I went to home depot and walked around lighting. I found a 12" battery powered florecent. I thought two of those would work well. But then I thought about having to change the batters, figuring out how to run a switch, etc, etc. So I think I'll go with the rope light. Heck, easy enough to change out if want to try something later on.

Oh quick question: The package on my rope lights says something to the effect that the rope will feel warm to the touch but will not burn. Is there a concern that if you use hot glue the heat from the rope light will re-melt it?
post #77 of 476
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Originally Posted by Sdallnct View Post

I went to home depot and walked around lighting. I found a 12" battery powered florecent. I thought two of those would work well. But then I thought about having to change the batters, figuring out how to run a switch, etc, etc. So I think I'll go with the rope light. Heck, easy enough to change out if want to try something later on.

Oh quick question: The package on my rope lights says something to the effect that the rope will feel warm to the touch but will not burn. Is there a concern that if you use hot glue the heat from the rope light will re-melt it?

Yes, we had talked about that before. I would recommend gluing in between the lights and if you want, go ahead and drill in some holes for twist ties as well. Let me know if anyone has an issue with their glue letting loose. I have not yet, but I also don't run mine during the whole show or anything.
post #78 of 476
Crud, i thought i had a 12' rope light sitting here, turns out i have an 18' one so it didn't spiral as nicely. It may have to come off and then get something new. we'll see once i get the print from volley. The 18 footer was from a previous project (above our kitchen cabinets is lit with rope lights).
post #79 of 476
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I am thinking something like this for 2 12"x12" lighted frames on each side of the marquee. Thoughts? Not sure the colors really go together though...maybe I will go with an HD-DVD one in red to match. Think I like the light burst better. Wonder if they have a 9x9 shadowbox to match the height of the marquee. Will report back what I find.




post #80 of 476
I finished mine tonight. I'll try to post a pic tomorrow. I'm pleased. I only used a 6' rope light as I decided I might put it in my theater room and didn't want it to bright. However becasue of this, you can kind of see the outline of the lights. But not a big deal.

I don't know what my problem was tonight. All thumbs. I did a million things wrong even tho this is an easy project. Just didn't have my "thinking cap" on as my old grand school teacher us to say....
post #81 of 476
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Originally Posted by Sdallnct View Post

I finished mine tonight. I'll try to post a pic tomorrow. I'm pleased. I only used a 6' rope light as I decided I might put it in my theater room and didn't want it to bright. However becasue of this, you can kind of see the outline of the lights. But not a big deal.

I don't know what my problem was tonight. All thumbs. I did a million things wrong even tho this is an easy project. Just didn't have my "thinking cap" on as my old grand school teacher us to say....

Yeah, cutting the "plastic" piece to diffuse the light kinda sucked, I need a better way to cut that.

The box looks great......
post #82 of 476
The plastic piece was gravy, i used a nice sharp utility knife, scored it about half way through on the lines i had traced (from the back piece on the frame) then snapped it off like a piece of glass, don't try to just cut though the stuff, that sucks.
post #83 of 476
THANK YOU!! VOLLEY received my print today.i already put it together i did not have rope lights so i tried regular clear xmas lights i figured i would try before i bought rope lights i glued the lights in place just like they were rope lights so far it works GREAT just waiting to see if the glue gets to hot.i can't wait to see some new signs you make how about a concession sign or a box office sign? i would like one of each.
post #84 of 476
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Originally Posted by GISMO1 View Post

THANK YOU!! VOLLEY received my print today.i already put it together i did not have rope lights so i tried regular clear xmas lights i figured i would try before i bought rope lights i glued the lights in place just like they were rope lights so far it works GREAT just waiting to see if the glue gets to hot.i can't wait to see some new signs you make how about a concession sign or a box office sign? i would like one of each.

If you see something you like out there, PM it to me.

Looked for 9x9 shadowboxes and didn't see anything. The 12x12 is a bit too big for just a BluRay/HD-DVD sign. So I will probably shy away from these as there is a good thread already going on the normal DTS/DD/THX signs. Want something more customized to work on.
post #85 of 476
i was thinking of a box office sign that has my theater name at the top then have the different prices for admission.is that something you can make i do not mind paying extra if that helps any.
post #86 of 476
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Originally Posted by GISMO1 View Post

i was thinking of a box office sign that has my theater name at the top then have the different prices for admission.is that something you can make i do not mind paying extra if that helps any.

Something like this??

Please post comments and suggestions...just a work in progress

post #87 of 476
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Originally Posted by volley View Post

Something like this??

Please post comments and suggestions...just a work in progress



yes that is nice what size is it?
post #88 of 476
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Right now it is 12x16 to fit the Michael's shadowbox and keep the price of the print in control. I can do a full poster size if you have a lightbox for posters, but then you would need to have Staples or Kinkos print the file and potentially print twice so the image doesn't get washed out. The larger size is cool because it gets closer to real life size. That is why I didn't put a person behind the glass because at 12x16 it may just look freaky. I will probably add tickets at the bottom, some additional detail to the admission sign, maybe some burl wood pattern to the top, etc.
post #89 of 476
Wow, this is sweet! I think my wife owns stock in Michaels.. now it's my turn to go shopping...
post #90 of 476
I may have time to complete mine this weekend!! Jebus does getting married involve a lot of steps.
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