Recent content by bluemorpho

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    Double-sided Painted Backdrop

    Ok! I think I've got it. Will have to rent the truss and attach two pulleys to the width of drop as suggested. From pulley ropes attach carabiners. Mount drop on pipes at top and bottom. Drill holes into pipes to attach rope loops to four corners, top and bottom. Hook carabiners to loops to fly...
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    Double-sided Painted Backdrop

    No, no I understand. I've mostly written and never directed and when I have directed it has been for video or television. Few people where I live are versed in theater. I will take the advice given so far and brainstorm with the crew a bit more. Glad I stumbled onto this site!
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    Double-sided Painted Backdrop

    :cry: yeah...sure sounds that way....major learning experience.....
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    Double-sided Painted Backdrop

    Can you explain a bit more how pulleys would work? I get the part about the pipes top and bottom and attaching ropes with carabiners
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    Double-sided Painted Backdrop

    No, there is no rigging system. actually the venue is being set up as "outdoor" theater...in a city park. This is what the producers requested. No one has done it before but the cost of purchasing another canvas was too high and so it was suggested and then decided to paint on the back of the...
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    Double-sided Painted Backdrop

    It's defiantly on the bigger side, bigger than 8x10 ft, I believe its 24x30 ...one side is painted as a forest, the other as a neighborhood with a row of houses. They are painted in reverse directions. (When the forest is up the neighborhood is upside down on the reverse side.) The backdrop...
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    Double-sided Painted Backdrop

    Hello, I'm new to this forum and I'm seriously over my head! I'm directing a one-act musical and due to budget constraints we decided to use a double-sided painted backdrop. I have no idea on how to design a mechanism to "flip" this backdrop easily. I'm a first-time director and could...