Since I was a kid I always dreamed of having my own home theater.
There is something magical about watching your favourite movies on a big screen, right?
But even more magical is the concept of bringing that same feeling into your own home.
The problem is that recreating that experience at home was simply too costly. Let alone I always thought you had to own a big home to have the luxury of a dedicated room for big screen movie watching.
Things have changed! Advanced projection technology has become much more affordable these days.
So after some research a figured out how I could turn the living room inside my small 700 s/f apartment into the home theatre I always dreamed of.
In this course I'll teach you exactly how I did it so you can too enjoy movies, docs, sports, and games like never before on a huge screen without breaking the bank.
You will learn:
The best part is that once you have all the parts and tools you'll be able to install everything in less than a day. Start Saturday morning and watch your first movie in the evening!
I've taken the time to include a complete list of exactly all the parts and tools you will need to replicate my projection system.
Don't worry if you never grabbed a hammer before. I made this tutorial so easy to follow even a baby poodle could finish this project with flying colors.
Ready? It's time to give your living room the Hollywood touch! oh yeah!
Miguel explains why having your own home projector is the best thing since sliced queso.
A quick overview of all the parts that make up my awesome projection system.
Miguel lists and talks about all the parts needed for this project.
You may have some of them already but just in case here are the exact tools Miguel used to build his home projection system.
Projector central is bar none the best online resource about projectors. Miguel gives an overview of how to find the right projector for your home and how to use the projector calculator to determine important dimensions for your design.
Learn what to look for on a projection screen.
What is it better? a low or a high screen gain? Miguel teaches you what gain is so you can make the right choice.
There are thounsands of options available for projector mount brackets. Miguel teaches you what to look for when buying a mount bracket.
Unless you are using your projection screen to add a fancy virtual view to your apartment you'll want to listen to your movies. Miguel talks about the main options for sound from cheap to expensive.
Now that you have selected your projector, screen, and mount bracket is time to figure out how to install everything in the right place. For that we need to take out our measuring tape, pen and paper and start taking some dimensions. Vamos!
Step by step process to determine the exact anchor holes for your projection screen.
Making sure the center of your projector lens is perfectly positing with respect to the screen is crucial to ensure perfect image alignment. Miguel teaches you how to determine the exact place where your projector needs to be achored to on the ceiling.
Learn to determine the distance from the center of the projector lens to the top of the projected image.
Also learn about vertical shift adjustment and a type of undesirable image distortion called "keystoning".
Learn a quick way to determine how long the projector HDMI and power cables need to be for your system.
15 steps separate you and your screen from total screen installation.
Steps 1 to 11. Miguel covers all the steps required to install your screen.. but wait.. we are not done just yet!
Learn how to install the screen control box and run the power cable through cord channel.
Make sure both the control box and remote control work and that the screen goes up and down without any problem or weird noises.
Is the screen dropping to far? no problemo. Miguel teaches you in super mega detail how to adjust your spanking brand new drop and retraction limits like you've never seen before.
Learning which way to turn the ajusting knobs is crucial or you may damage your screen.
Let's make sure you got it right!
Pay close attention cause even some of these steps seem obvious you don't want to miss any or your projector may fall from the ceiling and your dreams may be shattered. Patience we are almost there!
So close to the moment of truth! the last thing we need to do before we start making that delicious pop corn is to line up the projector image so it fits perfectly inside our projection screen. Let's do it!
Watch how I convert my plain living room into an amazing home theatre in just 60 seconds. You'll never be the same after watching this, trust me.
Talking about popcorn. Since I installed the projection system at home we consume buckets of popcorn.
We've tried almost every recipe and microwave option out there and eventually settled for this 5 min popcorn recipe. To keep it lean we use less oil and butter than most people but it still tasted fantastic!
It's been a wild ride into home projection kingdom and I want to thank you for sticking with me all the way through.
And if you skipped any lectures is fine and won't hold it against you as long as you promise me you won't deny yourself the gift of an awesome home theatre experience at home. You can do it!
I'm a veteran top Udemy instructor with over 20,000 students and the CEO of Grumo Media, a video marketing and online education studio located in Vancouver, Canada.
I have true passion for online education and have spent the last 5 years creating multiple best selling courses and taught thousands of students across the world in both English and Spanish.
Check out my courses and I'll promise you not only you will learn new valuable skills but you'll have lots of fun in the process. At least that is what most of my students have expressed in over 800 positive reviews.
I have courses on animation, video marketing, online course creation, productivity, website development, lifestyle business creation and even online dating.
I also have 10 years of experience in multimedia production and have produced hundreds of promotional videos for some of the top Silicon Valley startups including clients like Microsoft, Walmart, Fidelity Investments, Reckitt Benckiser, Hipmunk and even Ashton Kutcher.
I hope to see you inside one of my courses soon!
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