Gidday. I’m new here, first post, and it’s going to be a long one
I’m considering purchasing a small, portable projector for client meetings and wonder if anyone has personal experience with something like this - either good or bad. I haven’t done much online research yet, as I’d place way more value on feedback from fellow Creatives working in the real world!
The scenario: I have a couple of clients where I sometimes take in a laptop to run through various artwork refinements with them at their offices. Doing it in person is more effective than trying to screen share by remote and it often involves other aspects that are best done in a face-to-face meeting. As an example - one of the clients’ requirements are Illustrator maps showing recreational-user (Mountain bikers and walkers) trails in a forest. There are over 90 trails which are constantly changing as sections of the forest are harvested for timber and tracks are retired, then later on reinstated in different manners. There are also political considerations (aren’t there always!) requiring multiple variations of the trails to be shown for each project.
Working through artwork like this on screen with one person is fine. Recently though, the projects are getting bigger and even more complex and there are sometimes two or three people needing to see the artwork on screen.
Although the bigger corporate clients have conference rooms with media gear I could hook up to - it would be way more attractive to those clients if I could be self-sufficient - rock up with laptop and projector, beam a mirror of the laptop screen onto a wall in a dark room, and be fast and responsive with working through the job with them - without them needing to book conference rooms in advance.
I might be dreaming - the tech might not exist yet. Hope I’ve given enough backstory to make sense - let me know if any other info would help. Thanks!