New - Looking for some recent history of movie screen paint
I know I have a lot of reading to do, as I'm really new to this. I started digging into reflective materials via another hobby of mine, and accidentally started learning new things, and now I'm here.
Specifically, I'm looking into what high gain, easily available movie screen paint would have been available in the late 1970s or early 1980s, which means I need to learn some history.
There are a few movies of that era that used retro-reflective material as a special effect. I've experimented with Scotchlite fabric and high visibility Reflexite traffic tape, which throw back a good high amount of light. However, the documentation I have shows a white or grey paint.
And that led me here, to the DIY screen area. I've seen Behr silver screen paint, Goo products, and some of the more industrial things (HD or video paint?) however... I'm not using it for it's intended purpose! So, the more gain (viewing angle would be straight on), the more reflectivity the better. I've heard that glossy finishes also increase reflectivity, like hot spots, and are bad for a clear picture. So I almost want to say the worse the better here haha
I'm wondering if anyone has any experience just shining a light on a painted DIY screen, instead of a projector? I know it's not really the point, but it would help
Also, any links or tips for some history to read up on, or what would have been available at the time would be greatly appreciated.