Cyc Lights on RP Screen?

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by pfalvi, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. pfalvi

    pfalvi Member

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    Hi all!

    My company is about to purchase some ETC Selador Vivid-Rs. In the show we're about to start working on, we have the need for both projections and cyc washes. I've done projections onto a muslin cyc before, with some success, but I'd much rather do a Rear Projection screen. We have just come up with the money to buy a screen (I'm looking at this one) but I wanted to ask you all if there's any chance this would pick up enough light from those Seladors (from behind) to compare to a muslin cyc. I've just never tried it, so I'm not sure.

    Thoughts? Suggestions?

    Thank you!
  2. RonHebbard

    RonHebbard Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Burlington, Ontario, Canada
    Do you have a plan for stretching; top to bottom, side to side?
    Do you have information on the surface's viewing angle?
    If you don't require an extremely wide viewing angle, have you considered the drama / visual impact of a black R/P screen?
    A black screen MAY be less affected by front light, either direct and / or bounced off the floor.
    Just a few immediate thoughts.
    Black R/P screens CAN be VERY effective IF you can live with the reduced viewing angle.
    If your space has VERY wide sightlines, a black screen probably isn't for you.
    Ron Hebbard. (Closet black screen lover)

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