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1  CLASSIFIED ADS -Items FOR SALE and wanted
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/ Projectors -- for sale and wanted / Gemmy Original Inflatable screen for sale
on: December 03, 2008, 10:43:04 pm
Great shape! Please check it out on Ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260326670320

I used the inflatable frame only once and used the detachable screen on a rigid frame about 7 times. At home I normally use my 9'x12' glass bead roll up screen.

The screen is clean and the frame works great. I store the screen on a large piece of PVC rolled up so it is wrinkle free. I cut small holes in the PVC to slide the inside clips into so they don't crease the screen. I will have to fold the screen to ship it to you but wrinkles will come out quickly and stay out if you store on a roll. Feel free to ask questions before bidding.

Outdoor movies are fun and easy with this screen!
(Speakers, projector and popcorn not included, I suggest Pop-Weaver NaksPaks with coconut oil!)


2  Backyard Theater discussions / Movies you're showing or have shown / Re: Halloween is on Friday Night this Year on: September 22, 2008, 10:29:20 pm
Just to throw another "family friendly" forgotten Halloween classic into the mix, I just picked up the forgotten Bass & Rankin (the people who did Rudolph and all those other classic stop animation specials) classic "Mad Monster Party"

That's so weird you mentioned this movie Ryan, I just came here to post on it and saw this! It's a great little Halloween film and a friend of mine and I have been working on a community screening for Halloween and we wanted to show this in a double feature with Monsters Inc. I wanted to let y'all know that I called Swank about a license for this movie and they said they didn't have the licensing for it and they 'were trying to get it' and if I wanted a license for public use I might encounter a 'bumpy road'. Quite the contrary! I did a little research and the distribution company gave me permission with no fee to show the movie on dvd in public so long as it was free. I asked if this applied to all their titles and they said yes, and recommended I search their genres on their site. The company is Anchor Bay and none of their titles are in the Swank list. Some good ones too, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry and more. Am I overlooking something here?


3  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: What started out as a joke.... on: September 17, 2008, 04:23:32 pm
Hi Madhouse, that's great you contacted them. I'm really sorry about stirring up trouble, didn't mean to. I like your new logo, just as funny and scarier than the new Tillie! Enjoy those beers!

As an artist do you think Mr Wallin lifted his rendering from the attached?

Good question. No I do not, since they really are not the same at all except the subject matter, both being Tillie, (a Coney Island image turned icon, named after George Tilyou, the original owner of Steeplechase Park). Just like a painting of a Campbell's soup can by Warhol is not lifting from Campbell's, it's an American still life. Tillie IS Coney Island and this new representation of Tilly is very emblematic of today's Coney Island and that's why I originally complimented MH on this contemporary interpretation of Tilly.

For technicality sake if we wanted to be sticklers, let's say Tillie was trademarked or copyrighted (which it isn't I believe) I still think the new version by Wallin is different enough to not infringe but that would be for the lawyers to decide. Since it isn't copyrighted, Wallin should also be able to use the subject matter to create a significantly different and original piece of art and impose any copyright he wishes.

It would appear that it is OK for Warhol to 'appropriate' an image but not for commercial artists (which Warhol was too) but it needs to be viewed in the context of fine art and the concepts that go along with that versus commerce. It's a very interesting and philosophical topic since fine art is also traded and sold commercially.

Jennifer
4  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: What started out as a joke.... on: September 17, 2008, 01:03:47 pm
...and as as everyone knows, he said he didn't create the logo.

How come everyone but me knew this? There's clearly nothing in this thread about it. If I had known this I would never had brought any of this up.

And I also want to explain I'm not a stickler when it comes to the whole issue of rights. There have been times when I wanted to do some free screenings for the community, in public, only to be deterred by the roadblocks and red tape of licensing etc. I understand perfectly how he is using the work and I'm fine with that but based on what I knew, I guess I felt it was misrepresented.
I've had my work stolen before and I was told I should take it as a compliment. Compliments don't pay the bills.
I'm sorry about this misunderstanding and this may have caught me at a bad time. This is the best I can explain my feelings in this non face to face text. Now let's get back to having fun.
5  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: What started out as a joke.... on: September 16, 2008, 09:38:34 pm
With all respect Phil, all I was trying to do was get some facts straight which is why I asked. Since the quote by Sparge was in a different thread, I did not see it. I'm an artist and graphic designer. I honestly assumed that since you said you did the site that you designed (or at least had rights to) the logo too and it seems I'm not the first to think so. When I accidentally stumbled across the logo in this small www world I was a bit taken aback.

I love to have fun as much as the next person but for example, we all know here that most movie companies won't let you show a movie in public even if it's free without obtaining a public performance license. Why should it be different with artists and their work? The image is plainly copyrighted and I feel you should respect this or at least ask his permission and give him appropriate credit.
Here is the artist's site:http://dcwallin.com/
http://www.coneyislandlager.com
6  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: What started out as a joke.... on: September 15, 2008, 09:35:41 pm
MH, I thought you designed that logo, did you?
My regular interests in Coney Island lead me here...


7  Backyard Theater discussions / General discussion / Re: What started out as a joke.... on: September 08, 2008, 11:14:13 pm
I like the contemporary interpretation of Tilly, very funny!
Skip the Flash, good, instant graphics are always much more impressive and quick, in my opinion.
8  Backyard Theater discussions / Movies you're showing or have shown / Re: Best Movie You've Never Heard Of... on: August 11, 2008, 09:12:48 am
I just watched Audition based on Geddylee's suggestion, really creepy and not what I expected. I really liked how the story develops.

Brazil, I'm watcging the director's version when it arrives this week.
(1985) R
Part social commentary, part outrageous fantasy, this black comedy presents a future where society is completely controlled by an inefficient government. Sam Lowrey (Jonathan Pryce) is a daydreaming civil servant who spots an error in a sea of paperwork, leading to the arrest of an innocent man. While Lowrey attempts to right the wrongful arrest, the state incorrectly assumes him to be terrorist Harry Tuttle (Robert De Niro) and goes after him.
9  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: 15 x 20 foot FastFold screen for sale. on: August 11, 2008, 08:58:44 am
Thanks for the info y'all. That would be a lot of metal flying around if caught by the wind and hate to think what could happen, especially the larger ones. Almost into traffic, yikes! Just last week around here, the wind turned a pool umbrella into a deadly spike, terrible.
10  Backyard Theater discussions / Screen specific / Re: 15 x 20 foot FastFold screen for sale. on: August 10, 2008, 09:23:04 am
Just curious, what is the thickness of the frame itself and do y'all think this kind of frame would work well for outdoors, in a breeze?
Thanks
11  Backyard Theater discussions / Pre-show reels, stills, clips, tools and discussion / Re: Pre-show intro and cartooons on: June 10, 2008, 03:51:33 pm
I am burning all my pre-show stuff to one disc and playing the commercial disc for the feature. I use 2 different dvd players and my projector has 2 rgb inputs so I just cue up the second disc and switch the source with the remote. Wooks pretty good so far. I may start burning it all to one disc so I don't have to hassle with as much.
12  Backyard Theater discussions / Pre-show reels, stills, clips, tools and discussion / Re: Mac users, awesome dvd ripper on: June 01, 2008, 09:11:52 pm
I just noticed, it works for Windows too!
13  Backyard Theater discussions / Pre-show reels, stills, clips, tools and discussion / Mac users, awesome dvd ripper on: June 01, 2008, 05:16:15 pm
I just have to share this with the Mac users out there. After lots of trial and error, and downloading useless programs that required more downloads of other programs to work but never really did, I finally found a simple but powerful program to extract trailers and chapters from some public domain dvds I'm using for my pre-show.
It's called Handbrake. It works on OS10.4 and 10.5.
http://handbrake.fr/
You can output as avi or mp4 (and others) at same resolution or smaller, compressed or not, change the ratio etc. It's great. I must be missing something with my Quicktime components because I can only open the mp4 files, not avi. I don't care right now though cause it works! Now I can edit the segments in iMovie and don't have to figure out how to import, recode .VOBs.

I wonder what percent of BYTer are Mac users?
Jen
14  Backyard Theater discussions / Popcorn, refreshments and party ideas / Re: Just Received My Contempro on: May 20, 2008, 06:21:21 pm
Is that tinted glass on that machine? That gives me an idea.
15  Backyard Theater discussions / Movies you're showing or have shown / Re: Your favourite B-movies on: May 20, 2008, 06:11:56 pm
I've always liked King Kong vs. Godzilla.  Pretty corny. 

That's my first movie for my Sideshow Cinema Series on the boardwalk June 3, I can't wait!
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