Cool! Do you have pictures of it actually hooked up? I'd like to see what it looks like...
for this Halloween! Back projection would be better! And so would a white source instead of a black. I wonder if a white trashbag or frosted plexyglass would let in enough light for back projection?Nice!! Really nice!!
Like Specter asked, do you have this rigged up already, or is it something you"ll be setting up for this coming Halloween?
(oops...just saw your post...I guess not yet)
A thought I had, as you had mentioned a black disk to project this on...if this projection is going to be running all night, perhaps a white sheet/screen would work better, if it was circular?
I'm just thinking for maximum brightness - the black screen is going to absorb a lot of light, and unless it's a scrim, you'll need to project from the front.
I'm thinking a large PVC pipe hoop, with a sheet stretched on it, and the projector being behind the screen, so the projector would be on the back side of the house, and completely away from anyone being able to see the source of the movie. The movie should be quite viewable through the sheet, and as it's white, it won't dim out the image (well, too much).
Just a thought, if you haven't already put this together.
Both sound feasible...I'd say the only limiting factor on the white trashbag idea would be, if you end up needing to use more than one, you'll have tape seams showing.for this Halloween! Back projection would be better! And so would a white source instead of a black. I wonder if a white trashbag or frosted plexyglass would let in enough light for back projection?
Working with your idea, I thought of the perfect thing while browsing thru Dollar Tree.Both sound feasible...I'd say the only limiting factor on the white trashbag idea would be, if you end up needing to use more than one, you'll have tape seams showing.
That, of course, will depend on the size you're talking.
Me? i was thinking 3 10' lengths of PVC pipe...bend them into a hoop...would give a circle just under 10' across (about 9 1/2').
Admittedly, that's a big sail on top of a roof, but it would also make for a great big moon!
(bracing would simply be more PVC pipe painted black...angled downward to rest on the roof - make certain the "moon" is on the crest of the roof, and the bracing can be even on each side - and, for added security, some monofiliment could be run out as guy wires)
Well, I originally was going to do that for 08! I was working on a battery operated portable fan trying to figure out how to slow the motor down enough to attach a silhouetted witch to; and then scraped the idea at the last minute because I wanted the witch figure to be more animated. That's why I made the switch to a digital version.Neat idea!! I wonder if there's a way to do a still projection of the moon (backlit from the rear) and then use a small motor to make a black sihlouette of a witch flying in front of the moon?
I have two projectors and they're both old and temperamental. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. I'm looking into those pocket projectors...I'd hate for a 9lb, 700 dollar projector to fall off the roof, and KO a ToT! Those pocket/micro projectors are no bigger than a calculator, and weigh less than a pound. I'd prefer to use one of those.I mention this because I still don't have a video projector.
Im working on a group buy...the more people involved, the cheaper the cost! I'll post more info when I find a reasonably price model.I want a projector so freaking badly... they're so expensive, though.
Like the idea of adding bats, and sound. The final version will be will be ready real soon!I can totally see that being connected to music and sound effects. Bats would be a good effect. or maybe turn it blood red. Then make it the all-seeing eye from Lord of the Rings.