Credit: Joseph Hilliard



We talked to theater design wiz Donny Hackett about slick ways he adds motorization to his theater projects.
Paris Theater -- View from Bistro
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Titanic Theater -- Easy to Helm
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Drummer's Delight -- Curved Screen
Drummer's Delight -- Drum Set
Drummer's Delight -- Secret Window
Drummer's Delight -- Equipment Rack
Drummer's Delight -- On Stage
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Drummer's Delight -- Acoustic Panels
  
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Paris Theater -- Big Screen

Hackett used acoustically transparent woven material with a 1.0 gain and a curved shape to maximize the superwide CinemaScope projection (without those black bars showing on the screen). “The curve allows the image to stay in focus, even on the far corners of the screen, and I noticed from the first one that I built that brightness and contrast are hugely amplified,” Hackett says. “Because of the parabolic nature of the screen, the light doesn’t bounce back in all directions but comes back toward our eyes instead.”

Original article: Paris Theme Illuminates Home Theater

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