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#1 amyh

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    Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:42 PM

    okay, since Christine has dubbed me the New (future) DIY queen, I have the ultimate challange. Call me crazy but, I have invisioned making my own backdrop screen for a slide show on the beach. My bro said he may get a projector and I have the software to make a "movie" on my computer. I have invisioned using two bamboo poles and white fabric as a sceen. Could you imagine Yes I live in lala land but the wedding is a year away and this will be my ultimate project.

    Any thoughts? Suggestions?.... instructions

    #2 Christine

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    Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:44 PM

    amy I think you could totally do that, but the fabric would have to be thick...also how would you ensure the bamboo sticks stay up? You might need to put them in a bucket of rocks.
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    #3 amyh

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      Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:47 PM

      We can dig holes in the sand and fill it with rocks. I'm not sure which fabric to use either. I don't think it would have to be perfect, I imagine it would be nice for the fabric to flow in the wind.

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      Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:51 PM

      I would be afraid the light from the projector would go right through it. I know my screen in the classroom is solid, oh I know-
      do a white sheet in front and then a dark brown piece of fabric to back it up (you are using brown right) does that make sense?
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      #5 amyh

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        Posted 03 May 2007 - 09:03 PM

        I see, hmmm. I have to think about it some more. I made a slide show for my bro for his 10yr anniv of his passing, and we used the siding from the white plastic tent as a back drop and that worked great. I'll have to see what i can find.

        #6 CourtneyV

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          Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:04 PM

          Amy, I was thinking of doing the same thing a while back. I've heard it's really windy in cabo, so I'm not sure how that'd affect it - or how difficult that'd make it so it stayed up!!
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          #7 NABUMBAH

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            Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:21 PM

            Hi Amy,

            we did our slideshow on the beach. We created it using Microsoft Photostroy (Highly rec this program!). My stepdad owned a projector that we used and my SIL/BIL lent us their speakers.

            We rented a screen for $200. It was really windy and someone had to stand behind the screen during the slideshow to make sure that it would not blow over. I have no idea if wind will be a factor in PV but it was for us.

            I am sure that this is entirely do-able but you may want to consider the amount of work/time it will take to put it together and bring it vs. your time there. I guarantee you that once you get there for your wedding, the last thing that you're going to want to do is spend a bunch of time finishing DIY stuff.

            just some food for thought. The slideshow was a ton of fun though :) I am so glad that we did it!

            #8 amyh

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              Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:44 PM

              thanks tasha! Its really just a thought. If it does happen, I have a really handy father, 10 GM and 1 FI who would have the honors to build it! :)

              #9 anaderoux

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                Posted 04 May 2007 - 10:43 AM

                Amy that would be an incredibly great proyect.. the coordinator in my hotel was charging me 800 dlls for the audiovisual equipment.. she's crazy..

                #10 lambert13

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                  Posted 04 May 2007 - 10:54 AM

                  One piece of advice for the fabric is to cut ventilation holes in it. Cut a bunch of small half circle slits in the fabric so that the wind will not put as much force on it.




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