Render of Installation Proposal:
Main frame, and “shelves”
More animation drafts and overview (still image):
Upon getting advice about shortening the projector’s throw distance, I modified the standing structure into two 1-ft segments. I am using a “mirror technique” in order to shorten the throw distance of the projected image by pointing the projector back at a mirror that bounces the light back to the tracing paper.
The resulting image is a little distorted (trapezoidal shape of the screen), but I’m not too bothered by it (and it shouldn’t be too hard to adjust)
I ended up adding door hinges to the side panels so that the structure would be able to “open” and “close”. I had them initially taped and then drilled into the main frame. The projection surface/tracing paper also ended up being removed and replaced by a more appropriately-sized sheet (so there is no seam visible in the middle of the surface).