Edge Blending Screens

In the Plex (our youth building), we have been working on creating one large edge blended screen. What this essentially means is that we have taken two projectors, and blended the edges of them to look like one really wide screen. After about a week’s worth of off and on work we came up with this:

We got estimates of screens for the wide size that we needed. The cheapest screen that we found was a custom made screen that ran $7,000+. That’s insane! So we made our own out of foam core board. Our cost? 159 bucks of materials:

With this, I had the privilege of creating the first video for the screen. This was a particularly fun video job. The screen resolution is 2600×768. It’s really a different ball game stepping outside of the standard 16×9 ratio. It was fun to have more room on the canvas to play with. So here’s a quick look at the walkin logo loop that I created for NorthwoodStudents DNOW 11:

The lighting conditions were a bit harsh as you can see, so here’s the video file to get a better look at. The flickering red, pink, and yellow filters looked really sharp in person. Those subtle flickers put the entire video over the top!

It was awesome!

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