Recent content by Matthew Giles

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    How powerful projector do I need?

    I have a stage wall roughly 5m diagonal in size. If I'm projecting from 5-10m away, how powerful projector am I going to need to get a good image? I've probably got a choice between an Optoma EX762 and a Panasonic PT-D5700 Projector. It's likely there would be other stage lighting and washed...
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    Design Issues and Solutions Dance Show Ideas?

    Thank you for your response. I might not have been quite specific enough. I have done identical shows previously and have danced with the group on occasions, and with the style of dance being set more to pop music etc, the aim is to go for a big production show as opposed to dance emphasis...
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    Design Issues and Solutions Dance Show Ideas?

    Hi, I have a big dance show I'm running tech for coming up. Every year we have the usual moving head beam and spot lights along with smoke effects. However, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for some extra things we could add in this year to make it more exciting, whether it be...
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    Microphones Microphone connected but no sound

    Hi thanks for your reply. I appreciate a replacement would be much easier and possibly cheaper, however, I need the receiver for Thursday so I'm looking for a quick fix. I had a google and people seem to say a temporary fix can be made by wrapping the damaged area of the antenna in aluminium...
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    Microphones Microphone connected but no sound

    20180710_215947 by Matthew Giles posted Jul 10, 2018 at 10:03 PM 20180710_215942 by Matthew Giles posted Jul 10, 2018 at 10:03 PM As you can see there is some damage to the left antenna, I've attempted to repair this by surrounding the snapped section in aluminium foil. It must work in some...
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    Microphones Microphone connected but no sound

    Hi, I've just borrowed a VHF microphone, and the receiver takes two microphones (channels A and B), both antennas are slightly damaged, channel A more so. The channel B microphone works perfectly, when the channel A mic is switched on the light on the receivers comes on to indicate the mic is...
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    Singing Solo Set/Effect Ideas

    Hi, so I'm just thinking simple things. For example, for one solo we are draping some fairy lights from the ceiling which will just be used for that song, another solo has uplight with a fan. So just a simple effect that would make that solo unique and compliment it. So any other ideas for...
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    Singing Solo Set/Effect Ideas

    Thanks for all the suggestions guys! Does anyone have any ideas more down the set side of things?
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    Singing Solo Set/Effect Ideas

    Basically I'm producing a charity variety show on a tight budget, for some slow songs with have things such as lights hanging from the ceiling etc, fog jets for fast dance numbers. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of simple set pieces or effects that would look effective but could be made...
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    Best Budget Special Effects

    It's basically a dance and singing variety show, so it covers lots of aspects from strong pop dance sections, to more old-fashioned Frank-Sinatra style dance. It also includes slow ballad moments and more upbeat pop songs. So really any scenic elements that would enhance any of these styles or...
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    Best Budget Special Effects

    I was wondering if people could share their thoughts on the best budget special effects, or special tricks you use to enhance a show. Whether this be confetti, balloons, smoke etc. I am interested in any tips for people's go-to when it comes to a special effect or scenic element to enhance a...
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    Show Announcements Needed

    Anyone know of anyone or is willing themselves to do a short recording for this charity event? Only requirement is a clear British accent
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    Show Announcements Needed

    Oh how sad. RIP. If anyone else fancies giving the above script a go, you're more than welcome.