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    Stock Deck Platform

    It will be brought out for 3 productions per season where it will live there for 2 weeks of build/ tech time and 3 weeks of a run before being struck and stored until the next production.
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    Stock Deck Platform

    My theatre company is moving into a long term agreement with a church space that we are very excited to have. It is shaped very much like a traditional proscenium space (Prosc. arch and over stage catwalks and all) however, in the stage are the ground is on the same level as the house, there is...
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    plans for a rolling door unit

    Just wanted to send a very belated thank you. We used your plans to build a rolling door unit that worked great and we've put into our inventory to use for future productions!
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    Comparing LED movers

    We're looking at purchasing some LED moving profile fixtures for our inventory. We rent currently but the rental rates are killing us as our runs get longer and we start to do co-productions, so were gonna bite the bullet and raise the money to buy. We want shuttered fixtures. We're looking at...
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    Covering lighting in Deck

    Thank you! After some googling, what are your thoughts on using other brand clear polycarbonate sheeting like this here, that is much more cost effective...
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    Covering lighting in Deck

    Thank you! How thick do I want it to be if actors are going to potentially step on it? How wide of a strip can we use without having to support it across the middle? We're probably going to use LEDs so I'm not super worried about heat.
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    Covering lighting in Deck

    Hi all, The lighting designer wants to build strip-lights for uplighting into my show deck I've designed for an upcoming production. I've seen this done frequently, but I'm not sure what material to use to cover the floor pockets I'm having cut out of the deck to accommodate lighting. I'm...
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    Scenery Elevator Thoughts

    Hi All! Thank you for all the wonderful replies! I've very much enjoyed getting to read them. I should probably have been a little more specific up front, because we are open to solutions other then the purely mechanical one I listed up top. The play is a political thriller with around 40...
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    Scenery Elevator Thoughts

    Hey All. So I am designing this production which is going to take place on a large 3' stage in the center of the room. I was wondering what the feasibility is/ how would i go about designing small elevators in the platform so that all of the furniture in various scenes could live inside the...
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    plans for a rolling door unit

    Does anyone have plans for a rolling door unit? We have a play coming up and we want to build a door that we can move around easily to be the door to various different rooms. I've seen a lot of tips for how to fix various issues with freestanding doors, but I can't find a base set of plans or a...
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    Stock Revolve/ Turntable Thoughts and Plans

    I know, another revolve question, but bare with me. I couldn't find a similar situation on the boards anywhere. We're looking to have a revolve built for us to have in stock that can be: -Light weight (built out of something like an aluminum frame) -quiet to operate -Easily taken apart and...
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    Light Trees with Floor Flange vs Base Plate

    10' to 12' (Haven't decided yet) from the deck with 4 par 64 flood fixtures off the front. 1.5" schedule 40 pipe. Its being used as an upstage system of audience blinders. No boom arms.
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    Light Trees with Floor Flange vs Base Plate

    What are everyones opinions on rigging lights using a base plate and 1.5" pipe vs drilling a floor flange directly into the deck and using that to hold up the pipe. Does the flange have enough support, is there a more affordable way to build base plates than dropping $200+ a piece to buy new ones?
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    Creating a rep plot with moving fixtures

    Thank you both for all your thoughts so far. All points taken. It was probably not explained very well that the wash fixtures overstage were to serve as down/ blacklight fixtures where as the spot fixtures were going to be used to create high side lite systems. Putting aside the cost of hiring...
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    Creating a rep plot with moving fixtures

    The company I work for is opening our own space and we are currently in the process of creating a lighting inventory for the new space. The space will house several theatre and dance companies with very little change over time between productions so we are needing to create a rep plot that...