Recent content by mikewarner

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    Rigging House Curtain on Oleo Drop

    Thanks for you reply, Bill. Would there be a way for the fabric to collect at the top, so it looks the same as it would if it were flown out?
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    Rigging House Curtain on Oleo Drop

    We've been donated a used pleated house curtain. Seeing as how we are lacking flying facilities, do you think it might be possible to rig it to one of our oleo drops? Has anyone had any experience doing this?
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    Haze through holes in stage deck

    Is it possible to send haze down a pipe which is released through many holes in the stage deck? Many smoke machines have ducting attachments for this sort of thing but I haven't found any such thing for hazers. Any reason for this?
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    Why use a fly tower

    In the case of backdrops and scrims, why not just use a roller system where the fabric is rolled around a cylinder above the stage? Are there any noticeable differences between such a system and a traditional fly tower?
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    How can I reproduce this lighting effect

    I had a feeling it might be one of those glass gobos. Can you recommend which one would provide the closest result and with what metal gobo? Many Thanks, Mike
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    How can I reproduce this lighting effect

    Can anybody suggest how I could recreate the lighting effect projected onto the tent fabric? Doesn't seem like a gobo to me...
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    What Type of Drop/Curtain is this?

    It doesn't really look much like it's folding though. More as though it's rolling up.
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    What Type of Drop/Curtain is this?

    The one in this clip is a rather unusual one - well to me at least: (starts at 1:50) It's like the top and bottom are rolling into each other. Is this a standard curtain type? What's it called?
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    What Type of Drop/Curtain is this?

    Can anyone tell me what the type of curtain in this video with the words "They Royal theatre" written on it is? It rises like an Austrian but remains smooth when fully lowered. Thanks!
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    Stage Automation Deck Photos

    Hi, I've been trying to find photos of stage deck winch tracks for some time now, but it's impossible to find any material online. Does anyone on the forum have any photos which show the inner workings of such a system? Thanks, Mike
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    Beauty and the Beast- Enchanted Rose

    How could we go about building something like this?: http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/West-wing-enchanted-rose-at-Be-Our-Guest-Restaurant-600x450.jpg It's most likely Pepper's Ghost, but would the glass be concealed within the bell jar?
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    Constructing A Touring Stage Deck

    We're going to make the deck ourselves and it should be as light as possible.
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    Constructing A Touring Stage Deck

    Thanks for the reply! I guess I could have been more specific. Basically, we're using 5 hand winches to move set items across our stage. So I guess it's not really automation. Ideally we'd like to be able to assemble and dismantle the show deck quickly for when we move to our sister theatre...
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    Constructing A Touring Stage Deck

    Does anyone have any simple drawings/plans for constructing a simple stage deck with winch tracks in them?
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    Interior Wall Texture

    Cool, I'll give it a try. Which wood would you recommend? I imagine the smoother, the better. Do you think a very thin coating of VSSD would help the effect?