I thought this was a good screen shot to display Misty Evening's '3D like' qualities. Obviously, it's not 3D. This is lighting and depth of field. However, Misty brings this out much better than my white matte did. You be the judge. Comments welcome.
Where do you get "doorskin"? Does it come in 4X8 sheets (or larger)? Is it similar to the Doable board people talk about? I am on the East coast and much of the materials mentioned, Doable/Parkland do not seem to make it out to our HD's. Any other tips for DIY? Am really having trouble justifying the cash the HCCV screen I had planned on looking at these images.
CMRA has to give us something that's not Monsters Inc. I just happen to have that disk, but on my sample misty evening, with my settings, it seemed to lack the punch CMRA has gotten. I have a feeling his tastes run toward very vibrant colors, and his projector settings reflect that.
and you painted over the BO fabric with grey paint? Do you have more detailed instructions on how you made your screen? Does it have a black or velvet border? Did you put the BO cloth behind the frame or over it?
JP, I did paint over the Blackout with the Lowe's Valspar plank gray. I used a short nap roller and ran two coats. The result was excellent, no roller marks visible.
The frame is constructed with pine 1x4's bought at Home Depot. The 4 corners are cut at 45's and I placed a 1x4 down the center (vertically) for support. The blackout is wrapped around the fame to the backside where I used a staple gun to attach it. After it dried, I used flat black paint and painted a 1" border around for light spill. The black paint border works OK, but I recently bought some black felt I plan to use as the light spill border. It should work much better. Sorry though, I don't have any pics of the construction.
After reading all the hype I went out and picked up a quart of the Misty Evening last night, along with the Rustoleum "Premium Metallic" silver. I painted on an extra piece of Parkland Plastic tried both against my regular parkland screen.
I was surprised to see that the misty evening is not really what I would call grey, but more like a light blue, teal-ish type color. I didn't get to do a thorough test or take screen shots yet, but I definitely didn't get the added colors as in the screenshot above. I know I didn't recalibrate, but I'm wondering what effect the blue tint is having on whites. I'll try some black & white movies tonight, maybe that will give more of an indication.
As far as the silver metallic, all I can say is holy hotspotting. I saw three different silver metallics made by rustoleum, and two or three different aluminums and nickels. The one I chose is definitely not the one you want to use!
Misty evening is definitely light gray with a slight bluish tint. A slight silver wash on top overdid the blue for me, but it was noticable even in the blacks. CMRA's screenshots seem to have really fantasic blacks, without any bluish cast to them.
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