This sort of cost saving solution is never satisfactory. With a wall
screen the location of speakers is forced to be to the right and left,
and their balance can never be satisfactory for the full range of
The lack of a centrally located speaker, normally centrally behind the
screen, with a right and left hand speaker also, provides the modern
stereo sound image which has so increased the verisimilitude of
picture/sound location. And movie sound design is now such an
important element in production.
I understand that financial pressures can make us look to cut corners,
but I'd suggest rough wooden benches rather than a wall screen!
Dr. David Woods
16 John Street
Tel 44 (0)1482 323421
Mobile 0781 259 1772
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Sent: 26 August 2003 20:19
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Subject: [AMIA-L] Scrrens
The New Zealand Film Archive is currently planning the construction of
it's new Mediaplex.
Within this Mediaplex will be a 120 seat theatre with screening
facilities fro 35mm, 16mm and video projection.
As part of cost savings, it has been suggested that a highly finished
and painted wall would suffice as a screen.
There is not going to be anything behind the screen area.
We would like to hear comments on this proposal with any points for or