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    Default What fabric/screen to use for shows for animations? Please help!

    Hi everyone, I am doing a big laser show at the end of the month with animations and I need something to display the animations on. The projector will be behind the projection on the screen. What do I use for the best results? Someone told me a scrim? Please help..Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasershowparty View Post
    Hi everyone, I am doing a big laser show at the end of the month with animations and I need something to display the animations on. The projector will be behind the projection on the screen. What do I use for the best results? Someone told me a scrim? Please help..Thanks
    Define "big laser show" -
    That may help determine the scrim recommendations...or possibly raise a few concerns!
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    what dose that mean?

    this is the scrim site...

    http://www.studio-productions-inc.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasershowparty View Post
    what dose that mean?

    this is the scrim site...

    http://www.studio-productions-inc.com/
    How you define "Big laser show" (size of venue, indoor vs. outdoor, viewing area, etc.) may help determine the recommendations on what to use for a scrim.
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    haha, ok, I guess its a big laser show to me, but its going to be in a school size gym area...its at a camp.. prob not big to most of these people on here..thanks

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    Search the forum for threads about scrim and something called "No See Um SKeeta" netting.

    For the show you're planning, a piece of that netting, perhaps supported by photographer's backdrop stand, would probably be a lot cheaper than buying through a theatrical company.
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    hmmm...never heard of that..ill check it out..thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuka View Post
    Search the forum for threads about scrim and something called "No See Um SKeeta" netting.

    For the show you're planning, a piece of that netting, perhaps supported by photographer's backdrop stand, would probably be a lot cheaper than buying through a theatrical company.
    that stuff looks great! Thanks again for your help!

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    Cool NoSeeUm

    It's funny mine just arrived today. It's cool and you can have David make a size and add a 2 or 4 inch sleeve to the top and bottom to fly this by rope or however. 7 or 8 x 9 foot was UNDER $50 shipped. I Like It!
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    Lightbulb ...in answer to yer PM...

    hi lsp...

    Quote Originally Posted by lasershowparty View Post
    ...its going to be in a school size gym area...thanks
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    15' x 18', ~$130. IIRC...

    Top rigging: 2x 10' x 1" square (for near-zero flex) alum-tube up-top, with a small piece of 'unistrut' bolted to the two-sections, in the center, to-join tubes, with 1/2" eye-bolts at-ends and in center, for hanging from ceiling-struts... use D-rings / carabiners and 3/8" min. rapelling rope to fly / trim / tie-off (..and use a 3rd as-safety! ) Base-weight: 2x 1" x 10' PVC pipe, w/ 1 1/4" center-coupler, at-joint... slide-in pocket, at bottom... when-done, all 'breaks-down' / folds to manageable-size...

    ...in the name of Skeeta we pray, Amen.

    Hope this helps...
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