The four sails were manufactured from white Casement (CAS041) all of which measured 3.1 metres wide by 3.7 metres drop with a pocket on the heading and base to suit the timber rail of frame which served as the mast. The Casement was used as a cost effective alternative to a projection screen; images of an orchestra and nautical scenes were front and rear projected onto the fabric which worked brilliantly in the dimly lit room.
Opera North first tested a sample sail of the Casement to ensure it would work for them as a projection screen as the fabric isn’t typically used as a screen; the test proved a success and three more sails were manufactured by J&C Joel.
J&C Joel offer a wide range of material which can serve as a surface to project onto. Our specially made Projection Screens can be manufactured to any reasonable size and have near invisible sonically welded seams and come in 11 different colours. Our more cost effective alternatives include lightweight canvas, Joelastic, Filled Cloth and Casement.