Recent content by MidnightsBrokenToe

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    Flying in a Blackbox

    I have a production meeting just for this issue, but I thought I'd come here and ask for suggestions. We need to make it look like someone is flying, without actually flying. We can't actually fly her because we're in a black box with a 12' grid and no fly system, and I don't think we have...
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    Photographing your work

    I haven't purchased the camera yet, because my paycheck has to clear. Once it does I'll have a budget of about $400. So I'll look into your suggestions as well. Also, earlier today I put freshly charged batteries into my other "dinky little digital camera" and pressed the power button. The lens...
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    Photographing your work

    I talked to the woman who owns the camera shop in town and she recommended the Canon Powershot A590 IS. It's a point-and-shoot camera, really, but from what I was told and from the reviews I read, the consensus was that it has good manual control and performs fairly well in low light. It's one...
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    Photographing your work

    Okay, wow, this is all really helpful. I think I've found a camera I like that I can afford, so I'm going to go for it.
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    Photographing your work

    I'm in the middle of work on my senior project show and when the lights are all up and ready for the run, I want to get some really good pictures of my work for a portfolio. I'm surfing around on Ebay and other sites looking for a camera I can afford that will yield good results. I have a dinky...
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    Troubleshooting

    I've got resetting the patch... And you're right, I shoulda specified what kind of board it is: ETC Express 48/96 Version 3.03
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    Troubleshooting

    My school's theatre department has SOP's- Standard Operating Procedures- for each tech job available in the theatre. The one for the board op is pretty bad- it has basic instructions on how to record, edit and delete cues, but there's not much more than that and it's pretty poorly written. It's...
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    what the heck?

    Thanks...I vaguely remember that last year, when I designed for another show, I had a similar problem with a light in that general area in the light grid, and the problem may have been with that same dimmer channel; you may be right.
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    what the heck?

    I have a problem with a light. The problem started last night, about five minutes before house opened. The light (a fresnel, if that makes a difference) started flickering during the curtain warmer cue, of which it is NOT a part. When I tried to patch it at 00 intensity, it stayed on. So I...
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    Theatrical Resume

    alright, thanks!
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    Theatrical Resume

    I'm putting together a resume that I can send out to some theatres that are offering internships and I was wondering if anyone has any advice, specifically about composing a resume. For example, what seems to work best for you when you want to include information about past shows and crew...
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    a completely transparent gel?

    Thanks for the suggestions! I know this is technically a set question in a lighting forum, so thanks for being understanding and helpful.
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    a completely transparent gel?

    We were originally going to go with mylar, which has to be heat shrunk, which wouldn't be hard, but as I said, it gets expensive I personally am against using any glassy surface or appearance on stage, because as you say, it's a bad thing...but the frames are on a set of French doors that lead...
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    a completely transparent gel?

    commercial plastic wrap bubbled (we tried it) I actually found something just a second ago that might work.
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    a completely transparent gel?

    The director for the current show I'm working on wants a clear material we can use to cover window frames, to create the appearance of glass. She wants to know if there any completely clear gels. We have a swatchbook of Roscolux gels, but the clear filters in it all have a..."fuzzy" appearance...