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Title: Our Innaugural Screening, 7/30/07
Post by: Treetop Theater on August 08, 2007, 01:00:04 am
Hello everyone! I've loved this website since I stumbled on it about three months ago when I first got the idea for a backyard theater at my girlfriend's farm in rural Ohio. Everyone has been a big inspiration, and it's a relief to know I'm not the only one!

So, anyway, here's some shots from our first screening, Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece, My Neighbor Totoro.

(http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/3811/signlj4.th.jpg) (http://img110.imageshack.us/my.php?image=signlj4.jpg)
our road sign, pyrographed and all.

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/9383/frameddaysj3.th.jpg) (http://img444.imageshack.us/my.php?image=frameddaysj3.jpg)
our screen during the day

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/637/shieldcloseupru5.th.jpg) (http://img444.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shieldcloseupru5.jpg)
close up of one of our crests

(http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/3006/talltreetoprs4.th.jpg) (http://img77.imageshack.us/my.php?image=talltreetoprs4.jpg)
TREETOP THEATER!

(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/999/barnabyil3.th.jpg) (http://img165.imageshack.us/my.php?image=barnabyil3.jpg)
a bumper i made to introduce the short and then the feature

(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/5867/meitotoroli4.th.jpg) (http://img117.imageshack.us/my.php?image=meitotoroli4.jpg)
the feature presentation, and my favorite scene in the movie.

(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/2655/july30thox1.th.jpg) (http://img404.imageshack.us/my.php?image=july30thox1.jpg)
our flyer.

we've had one more since then, and will take a break this monday coming up, but will resume on monday the 20th with dazed and confused.

http://www.treetoptheater.org (http://www.treetoptheater.org)




Title: Re: Our Innaugural Screening, 7/30/07
Post by: Mao on August 08, 2007, 02:39:49 am
Welcome!

Nice setup! I love using trees! And the string lights add a magical touch to the "house".

You've got good taste in movies, too........enjoy the rest of the summer!

What does your setup consist of?


Title: Re: Our Innaugural Screening, 7/30/07
Post by: Treetop Theater on August 08, 2007, 09:57:15 am
thanks for the kind words! we're pretty proud of our little setup. on the technical side, it consists of a dell xps computer (which is heavy as heck!) as the HTPC, a Dell 1800mp projector, a cheap mixboard i borrowed from a friend, and behind the screen is a P.A. system and power amp, bought from my friend who used to be in a band. Eventually, hopefully by next summer, we hope to have some sort of portable, weather proof surround sound setup, and an all in one component rack with a built in custom htpc. I'm still doing research on all of this, but I'm going to build most of it myself to save money.


Title: Re: Our Innaugural Screening, 7/30/07
Post by: Pass_The_Off on August 16, 2007, 09:45:22 pm
Very nice job!