Real Bat-Signal?

Discussion in 'The Dark Knight Rises' started by ComicStalker, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. ComicStalker Registered

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    Since it was used in the Nolan Trilogy. Does a floodlight (Batsignal) actually work in real life? What I mean is, if you took a huge spotlight like the one typically shown in Batman movies and put a bat symbol on it like shown, would it actually create a bat symbol in the sky? Would you be able to make it out? Or would it be all blurry?
    Sounds like a job for Mythbusters...
     
  2. SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    You wouldn't. You'd get a spotlight with maybe a dark blur in the middle. A projector is more like what the signal would need to be.
     
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    Yeah, they show in The Dark Knight what it would look like, a mess, which is why Gordon was able to pass it off as a "defective piece of equipment".
     
  4. DaRkVeNgeanCe An Epic Film Guy

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    They attempted to use one for real if I remember Nolan saying somewhere, and it just didnt work.
     
  5. Brother Jack The Third Revelation

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    It actually looks much better in the movie than it would in real life even though it's messy.
     
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    It would want to for a movie. Realism or not.
     
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    You could probably get a sharper bat symbol in the sky if you used lots of laserspointers instead of one large light though, the reason it's so fuzzy is because the light spreads, with a bunch of lasers you'd get a lot more focus I think. Then again unless you have something to project it on it'll probably be fuzzy anyway so...

    Still, when Batman sees the big spotlight on the police HQ's roof shining I doubt he cares wether it's projecting a bat, cat or a mermaid, he'll get the jist of it...
     

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