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Forum: Off-Topic 12-15-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,542
Posted By Mackinac Movies
That link is awesome, I am going to use it to...

That link is awesome, I am going to use it to help plan next summers movies, assuming I will be doing that jobs again.

I was IMDB, and on a buch of the movies there is a link near the bottom which...
Forum: Off-Topic 12-15-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,989
Posted By Mackinac Movies
Wow, that is just crazy. No way I would go out...

Wow, that is just crazy. No way I would go out on Thanksgiving day, night or otherwise. Stayed in and watched the Lions loose and embarass themselves.

Similar to the setups I have seen at races,...
Forum: Media Players, Media Servers, & Computers 12-15-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,268
Posted By Mackinac Movies
Wife wants a tablet for x-mas, not necessarily...

Wife wants a tablet for x-mas, not necessarily the iPad. iPad is really too much just for an e-reader. Nook locks you into B&N content. Kindle Fire is getting bad reviews. color screen would be...
Forum: Video Game Events 08-05-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 18,357
Posted By Mackinac Movies
I market gaming a little, but have never had an...

I market gaming a little, but have never had an inquiry. I probably should set it up and give it a try sometime. I only have older game systems though, I am gonna have to get a system from a family...
Forum: Video 07-19-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 15,934
Posted By Mackinac Movies
I don't care for all of the Blue-Ray tech. Seems...

I don't care for all of the Blue-Ray tech. Seems like they wanted to get everyone hooked on the new-better format, and with all of these tech issues, and cavats. All of the required internet...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself Projects 07-08-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,464
Posted By Mackinac Movies
Doug, I sure am, with every job, on both my 16...

Doug, I sure am, with every job, on both my 16 and 20' screens now. Only one change, I have removed the actual valve, and I am just using the PVC Y pipe. I just put it in line, and the air blows...
Forum: Picture Gallery 07-07-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 16,377
Posted By Mackinac Movies
Nice setup, and Holly cow on the party! I think...

Nice setup, and Holly cow on the party! I think the screen size looked OK, it is not like you have 500 people there.
Nice market, hopefully she will tell her friends about you!
Just because they...
Forum: Contracts and Customer Relations 07-07-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,703
Posted By Mackinac Movies
Unfortunately every now and then, yes it does...

Unfortunately every now and then, yes it does happen. Just happened to me at a wedding last week. What am I gonna do, ruin their wedding? Yes they should have had their check to me 2 weeks before...
Forum: Contracts and Customer Relations 06-28-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,534
Posted By Mackinac Movies
I am going through a PITA wedding plan right now....

I am going through a PITA wedding plan right now. Some people just won't listen to experience.

How did your event turn out? Or did you even do it?

Thing about those situations, it is the client...
Forum: Picture Gallery 06-17-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,991
Posted By Mackinac Movies
I found on eon the net I liked last year that you...

I found on eon the net I liked last year that you could pull like in 12 points, so you could change teh shape a bit for the event style. It also had a black picture frame piece that you could hang...
Forum: Picture Gallery 06-16-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,991
Posted By Mackinac Movies
I think it looks OK. A little washed out, but...

I think it looks OK. A little washed out, but usable for sure. The darker area behind the screen helped out. So that screen doesn't need a blower running all the time? If so, how did you fight...
Forum: Picture Gallery 06-16-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,176
Posted By Mackinac Movies
Good the shake the cobwebs out. Did you do a...

Good the shake the cobwebs out. Did you do a pre-season test? I am going to try to get that done this weekend if weather cooperates. I have a wedding the night before our first movie, so I am...
Forum: Projection Screens 06-16-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,792
Posted By Mackinac Movies
Gorrila tape! 10 times better then duck tape.

Gorrila tape! 10 times better then duck tape.
Forum: Off-Topic 06-12-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,532
Posted By Mackinac Movies
Ya, I spent way too much time tracking the...

Ya, I spent way too much time tracking the weather and mostly the wind forecast last summer. We only moved 1 out of 11 events. Here is to another problem free summer! 3 more weeks and things get...
Forum: Video 06-02-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Mackinac Movies
Not really the right thread, but I just saw a...

Not really the right thread, but I just saw a commercial last night for somthing like a collage kids special (strange time of year)... just found it, buy a PC (over $699), get an x-box free ($200...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-23-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,084
Posted By Mackinac Movies
Wake Up!!! 5 weeks until my first booked job of...

Wake Up!!!

5 weeks until my first booked job of the summer. I am gonna try to get the movies stuff out this weekend and see what upgrades are needed. Get things cleaned up and in the mood.
Forum: General Business Discussion 05-09-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,710
Posted By Mackinac Movies
More then 1 event booked at the same time get a...

More then 1 event booked at the same time get a 15% or so discount. People seem to expect something off. Just remember, each job still has the same amount of work involved, the only thing you save...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself Projects 05-03-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,688
Posted By Mackinac Movies
Another option for...

Another option for you:
http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/2195
Forum: Off-Topic 05-01-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,084
Posted By Mackinac Movies
I check in almost daily. Getting along with...

I check in almost daily. Getting along with spring stuff here, still way to cold for out-door movies, although I almost did a West coast Red wings game Friday night just for fun.

Thinking about...
Forum: Video 04-05-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,553
Posted By Mackinac Movies
From the factory, with a warranty, I probably...

From the factory, with a warranty, I probably would not have a problem with it, as long as it was not my main commercial projector. If you have something else to use too, why not save a little...
Forum: Projection Screens 03-25-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,628
Posted By Mackinac Movies
Never gonna happen. That bag is 'for shipping...

Never gonna happen. That bag is 'for shipping only' I have to think they use some sort of vacuum to get it to fit.

As far as blower...
You said you got the nylon not the tarpan material?

Everyone...
Forum: Projection Screens 03-22-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,628
Posted By Mackinac Movies
awesome. Now the fun begins. Start by ordering...

awesome. Now the fun begins.

Start by ordering a blower

next shovel all the snow from your yard.

next wait a day for the next storm, and then shovel all that snow too....

June can't come fast...
Forum: Movie Events 03-22-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 20,247
Posted By Mackinac Movies
Thats fine. I always have taken extra time and...

Thats fine.

I always have taken extra time and money to streamline a setup and make setup/teardown faster and easier on me. We don't make any $$ except for performance time, so all the extra effort...
Forum: Other Equipment 03-21-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mackinac Movies
I have 2, but then again from my DJ background, I...

I have 2, but then again from my DJ background, I have a backup for everything... including me!
Forum: Projection Screens 03-21-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,628
Posted By Mackinac Movies
In the first pic, there is no seam on the screen,...

In the first pic, there is no seam on the screen, so it may be a 16', but I agree the 2nd looks like a 20'.

Now the pacing begins. Try not to ware out teh floor, nor worry too much. Shipping is...
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