Sunday, October 28, 2007

Projection Screen is done!

Someone stole my microphone pod from the spray booth. After forty minutes on the rotary polisher, it looked altogether much better, and I'm rather angry that someone stole it.

(If you, the thief, are reading this, please be noted that I'm going to pull your pancreas out through your nose with a butterknife.)

On the plus side, I've built a rather nifty 76" projection screen out of some blackout cloth and "stretcher bars" - interlocking wood bars that artists use to strech canvas. I paid under $30 for the whole thing, including fabric.

There are a few advantages to this method: The screen is stretched tight and smooth, and is very light. All that's required for assembly is a stapler and scissors; no power tools are needed.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Color correcting sheltie.

This is my dog. She's a cute little sheltie, a little over a year old, and I love her a lot.


I need to learn how to do color-correction, though, and this seems like a good starting point.

Any tips, anyone?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


This is my microphone. There are many like it. But this one is mine.

It's going to have a Transsound TSB-165 capsule and a Schoeps circuit.

It'll look better tomorrow.

Did I mention I made the whole thing by hand? That copper ring is a copper pipe cut-off I filed until I was rounded; the brass rod is a bit of brass rod; the mesh was stamped into place with a dapping block, and the little copper rings were made out of a coiled piece of copper wire.

Yay for hard work.