Recent content by Mel Williams

  1. Mel Williams

    Gobo FX

    This is really helpful and I'll look into it. Thanks!
  2. Mel Williams

    Gobo FX

    Those examples are helping me to think of more specific examples... But also: Why use a gobo instead of a more physical representation? EX: breakup/tree gobo instead of branches flown in? How can you use gobos to create a water effect? Fire? How can a texture provided by gobos enhance a...
  3. Mel Williams

    Gobo FX

    Hey friends, College student here doing a project on using gobos in lekos for FX rather than any of the newer equipment. Basically, creating FX with limited budgets? Or what may be more helpful is how y'all have used gobos to enhance your designs? Totally recognize this is kind of a vague...
  4. Mel Williams

    Cost Effective Options for New Cyc Lights

    We don't have much space in terms of distance from the cyc which is why we typically get strips for maximum coverage at so close of a range. We put the cyc lights in between the cyc and the scrim which are maybe 4 or so feet apart. Is there a better way to approach this?
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    Purchasing Used Equipment

    Hi all, What are your thoughts on buying used equipment rather than brand new? What are some reliable places to buy used equipment? Poor public high school here, and we are desperate.
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    Cost Effective Options for New Cyc Lights

    Hi all! High school theater has been given $10 - 12k to upgrade a few lights. Doesn't seem like a lot of money but at the moment the only (barely) working equipment we have are 12 Par64s and 3 8 inch Fresnels. From our POV it makes most sense to buy some LED cyc lights since that's the...