Recent content by GradyH

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    Adding PAR16's to house circuit

    Thanks, Dover! It did indeed help. It was also what I had started to think, after some more reading and research. I'll try to find that junction box where the neutral is hiding. I think, however, I will call a contractor I've worked with in the past and bring him in to finish this project. I'm...
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    Adding PAR16's to house circuit

    Resurrection! Here's my current situation- I got a Tripp Lite strip and tied that in to my jbox where I have dimmer control of the circuit. (there is an on/off switch in our lobby which powers the dimmer in the booth). Everything is tied together super nice and neat, but when the dimmer is on...
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    End of Intermission (Chimes)

    There's another thread talking about this http://www.controlbooth.com/forums/stage-management-facility-operations/28272-trying-find-audience-intermission-recall-bell-effect.html In this thread, there's a link to a page with sample tones on it. I found exactly what I was looking for, and there...
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    Adding PAR16's to house circuit

    Plugmold is exactly the idea I had. I wasn't sure about the chopping off the end of a shop strip and wiring that into the j box. Wanted to know if anyone else had done or felt comfortable with doing that. I'm glad I checked! Now to check my circuit and make sure I can run it properly. Many thanks!
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    Adding PAR16's to house circuit

    Hey guys My house lights are 10 recessed cans. I want to add 5 par16's to the rear, as my last 2 rows tend to stay somewhat darkened. My thought was to buy a long shop power strip and run the birdies in to that, and run THAT in to a junction box to tie in with the rest. Does this all sound...
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    How to deal with a diva in an AEA99 world?

    I'm sorry for not putting it in the OP- I am the SM. That's why I would like some advice on how to talk to her... I don't want to just go up to her and say "Hey, you're being a b****, knock it off!" but I don't want to coddle. She's not aware that I cleared some room in dimmer beach for her, and...
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    How to deal with a diva in an AEA99 world?

    Hey friends, So I guess I've been really lucky for the last couple of years and haven't had to deal with too many attitudes or pains from talent, but I'm dealing with one now and am curious to hear your thoughts. My theatre has 2 dressing rooms, and in my female dressing room, I've a "diva"...
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    Trying to find Audience intermission recall bell effect

    The ascending/descending chimes are fantastic. Thanks for the link! In my theatre, the only way to corral the audience is by going in to the lobby and flick the light switch on and off.... Need to get control of that to the booth (it's really lame when you see the guy right there doing it)...
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    Do I need an external video card?

    Hey gang, I'm doing a show with 2 projected movies, both about 20 seconds long. I have a Christie LX45 going DVI into my Macbook Pro using Qlab. My computer recognizes that I have a separate display, but Qlab does not. Do I need an external video card or something to that effect? I've only used...
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    Phone vibrate effect

    Nah. :shock: I've decided I'll just go with a practical speaker hidden around the coffee table. I can't find a reliable way to get the effect to the phone consistently. SFX is the way to go.
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    Phone vibrate effect

    I suppose I'll try a messenger of some sort. I'd prefer it to just vibrate, and if that doesn't read (or I'm just not getting it to reliably happen) I'll just make a sound cue out of it. Since our house is only 67 seats, and the phone is on a table at the time of cue, it would totally read...
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    Long time lookie loo joins!

    Hey gang! I've trolled these forums for many hints and tips for a long time, and now finally signing up. I am a freelance SM in the Los Angeles/OC area, the PSM of the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, and by day I'm a stage technician for the Disneyland Resort. Huzzah!
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    Phone vibrate effect

    Long-time lurker, first time post. Hi! I'm running a world premiere play called "Holding On, Letting Go," and I have a sequence where a phone has to be on vibrate and go off during the scene- twice. I've searched the forums and haven't found any solutions. My question is- how to make this...