Best Splatter Screen:
The best splatter screen is one that has been made with care and attention to detail. These are the screens that have been carefully designed and manufactured using the most advanced technology available today. They are the ones that will give your movie or video game a professional look without breaking the bank.
There are many different types of splatter screens out there. Some are cheap and some are expensive. However, they all fall into two categories: those that use paper and those that use other materials such as plastic or metal. There is no “right” type of splatter screen for any particular project.
You need to choose the one that will work best for your budget and needs.
If you’re looking for a cheap splatter screen, then check out these options:
1) Paper Splatter Screens: These are the cheapest type of splatter screens because they don’t require much effort from you at all.
All it takes is cutting up old newspapers and taping them together like puzzle pieces. Of course, you need to make sure that the newspapers are large enough for your needs. Also, if you’re using this type of splatter screen a lot, then be prepared to replace the newspapers a lot too.
2) Craft Paper Splatter Screens: Craft paper is thicker than regular printer paper or newspaper.
It’s also easier to tape together without the edges fraying too much. If you’re looking for a cheap splatter screen, then craft paper is the way to go. You can usually find it in bulk at your local arts and crafts store.
3) Used Splatter Screens: If you want a splatter screen but don’t want to spend money on it at all, then just look out for an used one in online classifieds or thrift stores.
Or you can even ask other people if they have an old one kicking around.
Someone might give or sell you one for free!
Now, if you’re looking for a splatter screen that is more durable and easily washable, then check out these options:
1) Plastic Splatter Screens: These are usually the standard type of splatter screens in most editing studios and classrooms.
They’re light weight, cheap, and easy to clean. All you have to do is hose them down or clean them with a gentle brush and some soap.
2) Stainless Steel or Aluminum: These are the best types of splatter screens that you can find.
They’re very durable, washable, and lightweight. The only drawback is that these splatter screens cost more than the other ones mentioned above.
3) Mesh Splatter Screens: These are not like the other types of screens mentioned above.
Rather than being a solid sheet of material, mesh splatter screens consist of many different interlocking metal strips. These strips are sturdy enough to keep the splatter from getting through, but at the same time they’re still “breathable” so to speak. This means that they won’t reflect your projector’s light the way a regular splatter screen would, which helps keep your room from getting too dark.
Whatever type of splatter screen you choose, just make sure it matches your editing room needs. If it doesn’t, then you might have to spend more money fixing the room (such as installing a drop ceiling or something).
Two more things you’ll need are a pair of cinema curtains and a few floor protectors. These two things will help prevent any unwanted reflections that could mess up your videos.
Cinema Curtain: If you want to get experimental, you can create your own cinema curtain rather than purchasing one online or at your local arts and crafts store. If you decide to go this route, just be very careful when cutting the curtains to size. If you make a mistake and cut the curtains too small, then you’ll have to start all over again.
Floor Protectors: You won’t need these right away, but you will eventually. These are basically floor to put under your chair and keyboard so they don’t damage the floor. They are very easy to install. All you have to do is place them under the items and screw them in.
Here are a few examples of screen materials that you can use for your own splatter screen or cinema curtain:
If you want to give it a try yourself, then here is a downloadable list of curtains and fabrics that can be found at your local arts and crafts store. Just print this list out and take it with you when you go shopping: (LINK REMOVED)
Now that you have everything on your list, its time to start setting things up!
Assembling Your Equipment: The first thing that you should do is get your friends together and explain exactly what you want to create. Even if they have experience with video equipment, it doesn’t hurt to give a detailed description of what everything is and how it works. Tell them exactly what their roles will be during the filming process.
While it’s best to have more than one person, sometimes this isn’t always possible. As such, you may end up having to do multiple tasks yourself. Don’t worry though, just take things one step at a time and you’ll be fine.
Once you’ve told everyone what to do, get to work!
Now that you’re all set up, its time to start filming.
Sources & references used in this article:
Foldable splatter screen by SH Lee, J Schaepers – US Patent 9,504,355, 2016 – Google Patents
Freestanding portable splatter shield by RR Haemerle – US Patent 6,866,035, 2005 – Google Patents
Splatter screen by K Aasness – US Patent App. 15/498,208, 2017 – Google Patents
Foldable cutting board by TJ Kennedy, JJ Best, DF DiPietro – US Patent 6,971,644, 2005 – Google Patents