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Paul Adsett
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I have made a few changes to my Home Cinema in the past few weeks.
First I repainted the walls in a darker beige color, and then I added a black light baffle onto the ceiling above the screen and some burgundy panels onto the ceiling over the seating area. The purpose of this was to reduce light scatter form the walls and the ceiling back onto the screen, and it has had an amazing effect in boosting picture contrast in both film and digital screenings.

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[ July 21, 2012, 01:47 PM: Message edited by: Paul Adsett ]

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Osi Osgood
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Beautiful screening room Paul. Great job!

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Douglas Meltzer
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Austin & Paul,

Terrific screening rooms for two collectors at different stages in this great hobby!

Doug

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Paul Adsett
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Thanks Osi and Doug- it's been a lot of fun and is, of course, a work in progress.
And Austin - I started off just like you but with much lesser equipment than you have - a lowly hand cranked projector with a 10 watt bulb!

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Elmo GS1200 f1.0 2-blade
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Panasonic PT-AE4000U digital pj

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Bill Phelps
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Austin...you did a great job! GAF looks good and I too like the shelf with films on display! Very nice!

Bill [Smile]

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Michael De Angelis
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Paul,

Are the picts from the actual projected film, or a reference to show the depth of the images.

The scope is beautiful.

How are you able to adjust the black panels around the film screen?
Are they also curtains that open and close by electrical power, or are they
moved manually?

The set-up is comfortable and gorgeous.

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Paul Adsett
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Thank you Michael for your kind comments.
Unfortunately it is impossible to take these kind of pictures with an actual projected picture, as the room lighting has to be turned up considerably in order to photograph the room, and under these conditions the screen picture is 'washed out'. So, as is standard procedure in all the home theater magazines, the picture is a composite. However the screen pics are the same size as I get on my screen for 4:3 and scope, and are very representative of the picture quality that I get in a darkened room with digital projection.
The screen has remotely powered masking, which I did myself. It has left and right panels which move in and out for the various widescreen and CinemaScope format ratios. There is also a movable top mask which comes down for just a little bit of top masking for 2.35 CinemaScope, and comes down further for 2.65 Technirama and super 8 scope. The curtains move on a different track than the masking and are independantly controlled. Both the curtains and masking are controlled via an RF remote. The room ceiling lighting and accent lighting is also dimmable via RF remote.

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The best of all worlds- 8mm, super 8mm, 9.5mm, and HD Digital Projection,
Elmo GS1200 f1.0 2-blade
Eumig S938 Stereo f1.0 Ektar
Panasonic PT-AE4000U digital pj

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Michael De Angelis
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Paul,

This is fascinating insight and
you have this down to a science.
"It's the stuff that dreams are made out of,"
and made the dream a reality.

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Austin Holcomb
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Thank you everyone and Paul lovely screening room (:

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Laksmi Breathwaite
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nice room Paul were are the Star Wars posters? And Austin you got a nice start nice going kid!  -

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Austin Holcomb
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Thanks (: I changed it around a bit ill post pics again soon (:

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Richard Bock
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My projection room is shiftable. living room or little office or on the road. Here are the projectors I use, B&H Filmo Regent 8mm, B&H Filmo Diplomat 16mm, Bolex 18-5L Super8, Elmo Sound St800 Super 8, Bolex M8 Standard 8. Also a B&H 285 16mm with amp sidelined.

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Dino Everette
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Richard I love the old school projectors. Those things run like little tanks....

OH How I envy those of you with permanent set ups. Someone please make sure this housing market turns around so my wife and I can get out of our condo and into a house and I can finally get a home cinema again...Like Richard mine is mobile, because I have to be able to take it down when not watching films. Here is how it looked this afternoon..A 6 foot tripod screen..I will hopefully be mounting an 8 foot screen in the next month as my wife has finally consented to allow at least that much of a permanent set up in the condo...

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Gerald Santana
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I've been very fortunate to have a place made available to have regular film screenings here in Berkeley. This is normally an office so, my set up is simple and portable. Today, I took a few pictures to show you what the room looks like when you come to see a film but most importantly, how I run the sound out of the projector.

Here's the room from the lobby, tonight we had a Super 8 show and watched Pigskin Palooka then, Sons of the Desert in honor of the Superbowl. There were 6 people in attendance, not bad considering it was Superbowl Sunday so, many of us prefer an alternative...watching film. Tonight, the Kodak M100 took care of it on two 800' reels:

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So, the sound has to be good for these films since, the ceilings are very high and no insulation because the building is from 1918! The music has to be just right or it could come off as muddy because of the acoustics. The first thing, is to get a cable for your projector to connect into a DI box. Here is a less common 0.210 inch jack plug to RCA for the Kodak M100:

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Then, I plug that into to the DI box input to clean up the sound and hum from the tube amp. You connect out from an XLR to 1/4", 3.5mm, or RCA to balance the signal:

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Finally, I take the out from the DI box and connect that into a Tescam 4 track recorder 1/4" in. mic plg and the Tescam goes "line out" into a Tanberg Reel to Reel that works as a pre amp and rear speaker:

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The Tescam controls both the tape player and the sound from the projector. The Tandberg, now working as a mixer, has a 3.5mm line out cable that plugs into Dell computer speakers with a subwoofer :

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The speakers were found on the street then, donated to our film club!

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Here's a picture of the room before the screening:

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Here's a picture after:

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As you can see, everyone has a great time when the sound can be tweaked so you can hear the dang song in the film! This is really a simple and portable set up for film projection and I've been doing it for a while since I got the DI box, it really helps minimize noise and feedback from grounding issues, especially in an old building such as The Tannery.

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Vidar Olavesen
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Here's the room as it is now ... Still something to be done (want a motorized screen)

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My film shelf (not DVD's, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD or Laserdics) and there's a little more 16mm on the left side
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Roger Shunk
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I have finally finished my upstairs theatre after working on and off for almost two years. Will post some pictures for you as soon
as I can!
Roger

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Bill Phelps
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Looks great Vidar! I like the white shelves...looks like a cozy film room.

Can't wait to see the pics Roger!

Bill [Smile]

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Vidar Olavesen
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Thanks, it's not perfect as the ceiling is just 198 cm and I'd love to be able to have stairs down to the screen so more seats could be used. Can only fit about between 5-8 people. Most difficult with 16mm actually as the 1.1 lens for the Elmo makes it possible to be put closer to the screen and thereby bypassing some heads and arms of audience ... But, have to make use of the space one does have :-)

And looking through the different setups, there was a few I really felt the envy (Return of the Jedi too ;-) )

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Roger Shunk
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So here are the Upstairs Home Theater Pics as promised. We finally figured out how to resize, load and add them to post. Hope you like them! [Cool]

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This shows view of set up (EIKI RT-O 16mm and ELMO 8mm 1200 HD and run the sound through kenwood receiver), film collection, posters & theater seat (courtesy of Harkins Theater)

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Screen shot with vintage Laurel & Hardy statues and kettle popcorn maker in RH corner. Polk bookshelf speakers on pedestals.

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Re-creating theater experience with lighting

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Another view of the wall to show the posters

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Super 8mm Film collection. No room for 16mm

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Back view with set up and both theater seats

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Shot of the other wall, note 35mm film reel clock with 16mm hands. Clock works, the hands and numbers glow in the dark. Table is film editing station.

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Michael O'Regan
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Nice, Roger.
[Smile]

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Bill Phelps
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Roger...class man! Lookin'good. I want to un-clutter my cinema and make it more like a theatre. It's my work area and where I store my collection so I am use to it being...cluttered.

Nice job.

Bill [Smile]

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Michael De Angelis
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Congratulations Roger,

It's a nice set-up and I have the same Laurel and Hardy statues.
They are at least 40-43 years old and I got mine new.

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Janice Glesser
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Terrific Roger...!!!! What are you using for a projector stand?

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Richard Dreyfuss - Let It Ride (1989).

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Roger Shunk
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Oh thanks Jan for your nice comment!
Yes I had to really search for the right stand and found for my needs a stereo/audio component rack/stand. It has adjustable glass shelves but you can't adjust the height of the rack so for me it had to be the perfect height so that I could project onto the screen.

Oh Jan forgot one thing the top platform is big enough to put two projectors on because I think it was designed for a TV to set on the top.
Have a magical day!
RS [Cool]

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Roger Shunk
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Here are a few pics taken after overhead light baffle was completed. The first two were taken without flash and the last one was taken with flash while projector was running just to show the overhead light baffle itself.

The credit really goes to Paul Adsett for suggesting I install an overhead light baffle on the ceiling. It does make a big difference in the picture quality and picture contrast for both color & B&W.

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