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Ninja Fillums

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I went into the cinema this afternoon, a little early for the film. There were maybe twenty or thirty other people there, which swelled to perhaps fifty before anything started. The lights were dim (but not fully lowered), and everyone was just waiting around.

It occurred to me, before the lights went off and the trailers and adverts started, that I was sitting, anonymously, in front of a huge and well-made empty screen, on which only the blank stares of the audience were being projected.

If I had had my Ninja Projector Pack in my rucksack, I could have projected any movie of my choice during that time.

Needless to say, there is a risk that this kind of thinking would lead to an arms-race, eventually culminating in audience-artists projecting humourous additional features onto the performers during the fillum itself. MaxCo would not, of course, endorse this kind of behaviour.

MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 13 2011

mobmov http://mobmov.org/
Involves cars with projectors and outdoor walls, but related in spirit. [jutta, Jan 14 2011]

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       Coordinate with others - then call it a FlashMov
lurch, Jan 13 2011
  

       Of course this would be a silent movie. Black and white, but mostly black.   

       Haven't advertisers over there discovered this screen face-time yet?
RayfordSteele, Jan 13 2011
  

       //Haven't advertisers over there discovered this screen face- time yet?//   

       Apparently not. For maybe 15 minutes, there were a group of targetable demographics who were, astonishingly, not being advertised at.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 13 2011
  

       If your movie featured mimes in black and white, and someone were secretly camcordering your projection and then uploading it to the internet, would a tree fall on the box containing the poison vial and kill the mime?
RayfordSteele, Jan 13 2011
  

       That depends on what you mean by "if".
mouseposture, Jan 13 2011
  

       This is way better than the million candle flashlight hand shadows I usually do.   

       It's likely that your Ninja Projector Pack would be insufficiently powerful to project an image covering the entire screen, so I see this idea giving scope for maybe a dozen people to independently project a scene or a character onto a screen.
hippo, Jan 14 2011
  

       That depends on what you mean by “so”.
Ian Tindale, Jan 14 2011
  

       (edit: "sufficiently" now changed to "Insufficiently")
hippo, Jan 14 2011
  

       //(edit: "sufficiently" now changed to "Insufficiently")//   

       And so, as we bid farewell to the Mars Climate Orbiter...
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 14 2011
  

       [+] and why limit it to empty theatre screens? There are plenty of blank walls indoors and outdoors...
xandram, Jan 14 2011
  

       ... could show Firefly reruns.
FlyingToaster, Jan 14 2011
  

       It doesn't and you could.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 15 2011
  
      
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