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  1. Ancient Engineer replied to the thread Vintage Lighting Quartz Klieglights!.

    Those Kleig Lekos were pigs. Heavy and a major PITA. I worked a studio that had a few on pantographs and they were a misery not yet...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 12:05 PM
  2. Ancient Engineer liked Scenemaster60's post in the thread Vintage Lighting St. Olaf College Electro-Controls DPC Installation.

    This spring, I am serving as the Supervisor of Lighting and Sound as a sabbatical replacement at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN....

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  3. Ancient Engineer replied to the thread Broadway Houses.

    Erh Mah Gerd... I too was honored to work in a buncha these venues. Funny, they totally failed to mention the Rodents of Unusual Size...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:43 AM
  4. Ancient Engineer liked JChenault's post in the thread Kliegl System 70 question....

    I agree about John Kliegl III probably being the reason Kliegl failed. He gave jobs to relatives who (IMHO) were not terribly suited to...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:20 AM
  5. Ancient Engineer liked MPowers's post in the thread A History of World Lighting Control pre-1960.

    I grew up on resistance dimmers. First used Saltwater dimmers on a March of Dimes presentation tour in the late '50's, then later...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:15 AM
  6. Ancient Engineer liked LGB's post in the thread I can't believe I'm asking this... need advice on stage semen..

    Admins: Please change this post to sticky (haha!)

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:03 AM
  7. Ancient Engineer liked dvsDave's post in the thread I can't believe I'm asking this... need advice on stage semen..

    You win the internet for the day.

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:03 AM
  8. Ancient Engineer liked Fountain Of Euph's post in the thread New lighting board / console / desk suggestions?.

    For $6k a Element or used ION is going to be great. As a educational space I would shy away from Pathway or ChamSys, for two reasons:...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:02 AM
  9. Ancient Engineer liked Butch!'s post in the thread New lighting board / console / desk suggestions?.

    These are all good suggestions, but I would suggest you stop and consider who the users of the console will be. Do you have a dedicated...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:01 AM
  10. Ancient Engineer liked LPdan's post in the thread New lighting board / console / desk suggestions?.

    Totally agree with this!

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:01 AM
  11. Ancient Engineer liked kicknargel's post in the thread How to fold a backdrop..

    If a drop has been folded bottom-up first, when you go to hang it the next time you can spread it out under the batten without needing...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 10:55 AM
  12. Ancient Engineer replied to the thread Fact or myth.

    We call this "Natural Selection"... JK!

    Jan 23, 2019 at 10:53 AM
  13. Ancient Engineer replied to the thread How to fold a backdrop..

    Yeah, I have not had anyone grump (except the people doing the folding) when I sent them back in this configuration. I got one one that...

    Jan 21, 2019 at 3:11 PM
  14. Ancient Engineer posted a new thread.

    How to fold a backdrop.

    I get asked this ALL the time. Really. So, from my friends at Schell (who I love to visit to see what is getting painted in the loft):...

    Forum: Scenery, Props, and Rigging

    Jan 21, 2019 at 2:45 PM
  15. Ancient Engineer replied to the thread FS Altman 400W HMI Blacklight "Cannon" fresnels UV-703.

    The "professional" DMX solution to shuttering these: http://www.phoebusmanufacturing.com/the-shutter.html I don't have 'em, but here...

    Jan 21, 2019 at 2:31 PM
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