Originally Posted by Javs
OK so latest addition is 2.35 masking for the theatre!
Dont know why I waited so long to do this, but really glad I got around to it, it provides a ton more percieved contrast, since it erases all the typical JVC internal lens reflections from polluting the black bars during films.
Now because I sit so close and have such large speakers, my screen is a little higher than my actual eyeline, so what I basically have been doing until now, and will continue to do so, is when I watch a scope film, i just drop the screen down with lens memory, which makes the 2.35 content actually sit about mid eyeline and pushes the black bar area all the way to the top of the screen since the 2.35 content is perfectly aligned along the bottom edge of my screen.
Anyway so I decided it was time to make a single large panel for scope films which I can easily hang on my screen frame using a pretty simple hook bracket designed for hanging wash cloths and such from kitchen drawers.
I purchased a couple of packs of foam matting which has interlocking teeth and simply joined them together in a 2.8m long straight line, then cut off the exposed teeth on the tops and sides so I have a clean edge. Then I bought a few lengths of U shaped edging made from Aluminium and lined the edges with that to give it some rigidity and it seemed to work very well.
Then I just stapled some velvet, attached the hooks to the panel and bobs yer uncle!
Going back to an old post here, but I’m looking at doing a few improvements to my room treatment, one of which is masking. I really like your simple idea, but hoping you can help me out on a couple of issues.
My screen frame is screwed to the front wall, and has no real space between it and the wall. In your room, was there space to drop the bracket behind the screen surround?
Does your masking panel just hang in front of the screen surround, so there is quite a gap between it and the actual screen material (because the thickness of the surround means it extends beyond the screen itself)? If so, does it cause any shadow issues?
What velvet did you source for the masking panel and, indeed, for the ceiling? It seems much harder to source good velvet in Australia. I might consider doing some of my ceiling. Did you use panels of some sort for this?
Are you still using those Spotlight black rugs? I presume they’re a good, non-reflective black?
Hope you can help me out a little.