Recent content by Julian Amrine

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    Microphones How much rehearsal time do you get as an SE for a musical?

    Hi all, TL;DR: When Line-by-line mixing, what is your personal threshold/ratio for rehearsal time to the amount of mic cues you miss? Eviscerate me for being complain-y if you will, but I'm feeling pretty down about this. I'm the house tech, currently the SE for a 2 week run of a community...
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    Control/Dimming Looking for an old lightolier Lytemode panel

    Hi everyone, This is a long shot, but do any of you know where I can find a four scene Lytemode DMX wall panel? Not the master station, just the panel itself. I've found one master station on ebay for a very high price, but it won't do any good. Yes, I know the real solution is to upgrade out...
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    Staging Concepts vs StageRight: We need a new pit filler--time for a deck shootout!

    So far we've got quotes for Wenger Strata, Staging Concepts SC9600, and StageRight ME-1000. Staging Concepts quote is by far the most expensive. I've had mixed results in the past with other Wenger products, but I've an open mind. I regularly work with StageRight gear at a local arena, and think...
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    In need of a tiny fog/smoke effect that doesnt cost $1800 or use pyro

    Just anyone is curious as to what we did... It sure was simpler than trying to build a miniature/remote control fogger! All we did was put 6 drops of vegetable glycerin on each side of a piece of white bread. We wired the set with a receptacle, and the toaster got plugged in during a scene...
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    Realistic LED birthday cake candles... with a remote control??

    Hey all, My boss had purchased something like these...
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    In need of a tiny fog/smoke effect that doesnt cost $1800 or use pyro

    Hey all, The director wants smoke to come out of the toaster for that scene in Company... the toaster is set on a peice of scenery-the peice moves, but the TD says there is a possibility of getting a mains circuit to the peice if we need it. Any ideas? Oh yea, it needs to be triggered...
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    Hidden escape stairs... ideas?

    Our design calls for escape stairs that fold out of the side of a 4x4x4' wagon during one scene (they are escape stairs and are never seen by the audience) and also fold in to the interior during other scenes so it can butt up flush to other scenery. Any ideas on how to do this smoothly? Just...
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    Live Video for Birdseye Camera View (QLab 3 solution needed)

    Hello all, We are currently mounting a production of The Producers, and want to pull off an effect during Springtime for Hitler where we project a birdseye view of the dancers on the cyc behind them. We have a good projection system, but we have never worked with live video before. The...