[tig] Theatre Lighting

john.pytlak at kodak.com john.pytlak
Tue Nov 18 00:14:55 GMT 2003

Yes, gain screens need to be curved per SMPTE Recommended Practice RP95 to 
reflect light back to the center of the audience.  It will also help 
reject some of the stray light.

Here is an article that I wrote:


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John P. Pytlak
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Greg Dildine wrote:
...the red "rope" lights...that outline the stairs on both sides of the
theater...reflects HORRENDOUSLY in the screen.  Especially in the ones 
screens are slightly curved inwards to accommodate the not quite long 
throw or what ever the reason is for the curves at the edges.

I always thought the curved screen was an attempt to maintain focus and/or
even illumination via a constant distance to the screen from the projector

Jim DeLuca, Sr Video Engr.
Crest National Digital Media - Video Lab
Hollywood, CA

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