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Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on June 24, 2016, 10:46 AM:
I'm not kidding. at the ABTT Theatre show yesterday Flint Theatrical Chandlers were showing (with video projection on it) a black screen with a good picture in the exhibition hall (Alexandra Palace).
I think it may still be under final development as it is not in the catalogue they were giving away. It seems to be an aerosol spray that when applied to a black surface (in this case black painted MDF) will give a non-directional projection screen. The people on the stand couldn't give details of how it worked, ut we rejected the thought of glass beads as they would be directional and on a black background would give a very dim picture.
I'll be keeping an eye on their web site http://www.flints.co.uk/content/ and pass on any further information.
Edit I now see they won an award for it see here:- https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/blackprojection?source=embed
Posted by Bryan Chernick (Member # 1998) on June 29, 2016, 01:45 PM:
This web site has some information on black projection screens.
I wonder how it works with 3D? Only silver screens work with my View-Master projector which uses polarized separation of the two images.
Posted by Mathew James (Member # 4581) on July 02, 2016, 04:43 PM:
That's really neat! I never heard of a black screen before...and you can watch with the lights on better too!
I saw somewhere as well someone making their own screen using a large sheet of 1/4" MDF (or just use a bare wall), and metallic paint, matte paint, and a paint roller. I should try it on my one wall...needs a new coat anyways
Posted by Pete Richards (Member # 2203) on July 03, 2016, 09:44 AM:
Interesting, I remembered something similar on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MssmLgmMwtA
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