Result #168: Though I no longer live in the same space, I did successfully set up a home theater this year.

#168: Finally get around to setting up my home theater.

Date: 6-17-2014

Due Date: 6-17-2014

Resolution: Resolution or not I've been putting this off for far too long and for far too many reasons.

Today is the day the Salvation Army will be taking away most of my pre-apartment material possessions as part of Resolution #125. As I was digging through my "storage room" I started to think about what to do with all the extra space.

I also stumbled upon one of the two video projectors that I own. I had to decide whether to keep it and use it or get rid of it and free myself from the clutter.

I bought one projector while shopping for supplies when I first got my apartment. The projector cost  $15 dollar on clearance! Even though I already had a 55 inch TV this thing was 15$ and I had a giant white wall that is perfect for projecting! It was so cheap because it uses a standard light bulb as it's globe. The image is terrible, but it's a fun item to own and use especially when projecting deep sea documentaries on the ceiling.

The second  projector was a hand me down that was handed to me as a housewarming/farewell gift by a friend who was leaving the country. He also gave me an eight foot wide screen to be all fancy. I fully intended to set up this projector with some permanence. I never intended it to be my prime source for television watching but I also never intended for it to live in the closest forever.

Now that I will no longer have the non-projecting big screen TV to compete with, along with more room and a blank canvas to work with, I feel much more inclined to make this happen. Also, as I begin to own less it harder to justify owning items just for the sake of owning them. 

I can't wait to either get rid of more, or finally get around to using everything I own as intended. Both of these items will remain in the keep pile and I'm sure both will come in handy as I continue to make my way through the television and movie watching resolutions that I've made and have yet to make.

To a clutter free life!!!

Update #1: The movie screen was hung in front of the window with care...

Date: 6-20-2014

...with the hopes that the cables ordered to set up the projector soon would be there.

Update #2: Almost done!!!

Date: 6-22-2014

Well that turned out to be a lot of procrastinating for nothing. All I need now are cables to extend my speakers reach so that I can place them behind the screen. Right now the sound is coming from behind my head which isn't horrible but it is weird.

Today I'm going to take it on a bit of a test spin as I watch a couple episodes of The Twilight Zone before I take a nap.

Update #3: The Conclusion.

Date: 6-17-2015

I forgot to take a final picture of my home theater in it's full glory. To be honest it didn't look much different than the other two pictures above. So instead I decided to share the home theater I wish to own some day, though it highly conflicts with my other dream, to live in a tiny home.

Who knows? There may  be a way to achieve both, keeping in mind my tiny home dream is not to have one of the tiny homes on wheels. I want something permanent so it can be a bit bigger than a trailer.

Either way it's all dream based where anything can work!!!

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.