A week ago it was mention to me that I had about a million dollars, leftover money from a multi-school lighting upgrade, to upgrade its medium sized (for the area) high school theater. Little about the space: it has approximately 450 seating, 3 front of house pipes, 3 on stage electrics, a cyc electric, 42 total line sets. Currently 180 2.4 dimmers in the LAST CD-80 rack in town, running off an expression console.
Today they opted to try to move it up two years to this summer... So I have questions and research and very limited amounts of time so I can kick it off to the designers/engineers, same company that did my 2.6 mil upgrade on my large theater. I kicked out the list following to the School District project manager as a schedule/scope starter place, but need to finish up and edit anything out of the ordinary.
Also I have some. . . "backup units" specced for flushing out parts of my main theater, as well as trying to update my 3rd venue. Confused yet? Also there are no real theater techs (students) in the schools, the district contracts my business and I to oversee in school and outside user groups, so almost all tech work is done by individual techs, with limited knowledge students helping. I'm trying to fix this but the schools aren't helping much.
1. Followspots: need to replace my two Ultra Arc 180 Rh/ST (believe correct model). Its around 100-150 foot throw from a elevated booth position, I honestly wouldn't know where to begin.
2. CYC lights: Will measure CYC size tonight and distance of the batten, but any brand suggestions would be wonderful. Guesstimate measurements of 20X40. I personally like my old 3 cell cyc, saturate color top to bottom *drool*
3. Console: Ion versus Element. I've been using an Ion in my main house, but was wondering about the similarities of use with a Element at my smaller venues. They're both command line based i believe, but are they different enough that I'll get that "pause" when my brain switches between buildings.
New unit list
ETC Source Four 5° 6
ETC Source Four 10° 6
ETC Source Four 14° 20
ETC Source Four 19° 40
ETC Source Four 26° 40
ETC Source Four 36° 30
ETC Source Four 50° 16
ETC Source Four 70° 4
ETC Source Four Zoom 15°-30° 30
ETC Source Four Zoom 25°-50° 24
ETC Source Four Fresnel 40
ETC Source Four Parnel 12
cyc lights 6 ????
Follow spots 2 ????
Lamp all Source four units with HPL 750x
Net3 Radio focus remote 1
7" Barndoors for ETC Fresnels 12
HPL 750X lamps 100 (extra)
Dimming System and Controls
Ion/Element dependant on budget/controls 1
unison paradigm for works and house lighting control 1-2
sensor+ installation racks 48 module/CEM control mondule 2-3
Any information or advice able to be provided would be greatly appreciated.