Learn Professional Tips to a Perfect Outdoor Movie Event
Part 1: Equipment
Optoma HD142X 1080p 3000 Lumens 3D DLP Home Theater Projector
There is something magical about watching a movie, sporting event or a slide show under the stars. No matter how many times I do that I can’t help but smile. No matter the occasion it is guaranteed to be a special, unforgettable evening for your family and guests of all ages.
Most importantly planning for hours of this incredible entertainment doesn’t have to be overly complicated.
As an owner of my business Outdoor Cinema Events LLC I have hosted numerous outdoor movie events for my customers as well as family and friends. In this series of articles I want to share the experience I have gained so anyone interested can enjoy professional quality movie experience under the stars.
With outdoor movies in your backyard or a company get together the options are endless and aren’t just limited to outdoor movie themed birthday parties for your children:
In this first part of the series we will cover a complete list of all the professional level quality equipment you will need to purchase or rent
Let's Discuss Each one is some detail.
These are some important factors to look for in a projector that you will be using outdoors:
It an exception projector that can be used outdoors and very well priced.
For outdoor screens that are easy to use, provide great quality and stand the test of time I look no further than Elite Screens Yard Master 2
You can select the size you want as well as choice between front or rear projection.
The front projection is when the projector is positioned in the front of the screen and work in most settings. There are cases such as when a screen is position in front of a pool when rear projection screens will be our only choice. Rear projection screens offer other advantages simply because of the fact that all of the wiring will be hidden behind the screen. So as long as we have some space behind the screen (16 to 20 ft) this is a great option.
I have worked with this company for many years and they provide great quality product with excellent support.
Here my recommendation is to get speaker system that is powerful with a lot of connection options and built in amplifier.
You can’t do much better than this set
PRORECK PARTY 15 Portable 15-Inch 2000 Watt 2-Way Powered PA Speaker System
This speaker system offers good sound quality even at high volumes and super simple to set up.
If you are on the budget and don’t need a very powerful sound that comes with speakers that have a built in amplifier. There is a lower priced option that will work very well:
Yamaha NS-AW350B All-Weather Indoor/Outdoor 2-Way Speakers
These speakers also have an added benefit of being weather resistant, so it will work well in an outdoor setting.
Here the options are wide open, whether it’s a laptop, a blue-ray player or Apple TV as long as you have a capability to play or stream the media of your choice.
I use Sony BDPS3700 Streaming Blu-Ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi here you have an option to stream of Netflix or other service online, play your blue-ray disks or DVDs in HD. This is a great reliable product for a very reasonable price.
In order to connect all of our equipment we need to cabling. Here is the list:
Why Hire a Professional?
Can you run our outdoor movie or presentation yourself? Sure. But consider the cost of equipment which can be well over $1K even if you decide to buy modest equipment. Also consider the storage and maintenance of that equipment if you do not plan to use it on a regular basis. The setup of wiring and equipment takes some time to figure out as well as time every time you need to set it and take it away.
As an alternative, you can contact Outdoor Cinema Events LLC and for $289 we will deliver and setup everything you need for a great outdoor movie weekend, including an awesome professional outdoor screen, bright HD projector, exceptional sound system, BluRay player and adapters that allow you to connect smart devices and stream your favorite content.
If you are interested to have an outdoor movie night, sporting event or any other presentation but may not want to purchase the equipment and go through the setup and takedown process we would gladly do it all for you and for a very affordable price.
All you would have to do is gather your family and friends under the stars and enjoy.