March 08, 2011 — Press release
Stewart Filmscreen provided the largest “Image Area” that has ever been used at the televised Oscars®
Torrance, CA and Atlanta, GA (CEDIA) – March 8, 2011 – Stewart Filmscreen Corporation®, the industry leader in precision projection screen technologies for residential and commercial markets was once again selected to provide screens for the 83rd Academy Awards presentation and broadcast. Stewart Filmscreen Corporation furnished both front and rear projection surfaces, and a selection of frame systems.
For the 83rd Academy Awards Stewart provided six screens; the Principal Upstage Screen (Filmscreen 100, Main Screen (SnoMatte 100) as shown above and 2 Traveling Screens (SnoMatte 100) as well as the two house screens (AeroView 100).
The principle downstage flying center screen used to display nominated and archival content, has a seamless image area of 25’ 2" X 43’10" with an AT3M seamless frame and was the largest screen used at the awards show to date. This screen utilizes the FilmScreen 100 flexible rear projection screen material that is available in seamless sizes up to 40 feet by 90 feet and is formulated with a neutral density gray tint for enhanced contrast. FilmScreen 100 was chosen for the Academy Awards as it offers a very wide viewing angle for large seating configurations and is an excellent performer in venues with some ambient light present.
There was projection throughout the venue; in addition to the large 25’ 2" X 43’10" screen, the production utilized six additional Stewart screens, all programmed and operated by SenovvA, Inc., under the supervision of David C. Taylor.
“Stewart Filmscreen is the undisputed leader in the field of projection screens. We trust Stewart to provide superior products & service, especially on a televised broadcast such as the Oscars,” said Frank McMinn II, Principal partner, SenovvA, Inc.
Stewart Filmscreen has been providing screens to the Academy Awards for more than thirty years. “We are honored to be chosen again to provide screens for such an important industry event. We strive to provide the best visual presentation possible for both live and broadcasted material,” stated Grant Stewart, President of Stewart Filmscreen.
To view a few past Academy Award screen solutions produced by Stewart Filmscreen click on Special Projects in the Stewart Image Gallery.
To view a few past Academy Award screen solutions produced by Stewart Filmscreen click on Special Projects at: http://www.wix.com/stewartfilm/commercial.