Recent content by pyrus

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    melting gel in one performance

    Hey, guys, sorry for the late response. Thanks for the advice as well. First off, the instruments in question are four s4 26 degree units. Unfortunately, we do not have any color extenders, or top hats (or even barn doors for the fresnels for that matter). I had a talk with the ME and we...
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    melting gel in one performance

    So, this has been really getting on my nerves: after every show I keep getting holes melted in the gel on 4 instruments. The color is Lee 116, and between it and the lenses is 1 cut of Rosco 119 and one cut of heat shield (another Lee product). So far at least one of these instruments...
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    Grand MA?

    sorry to digress, but the german "Em Ah" is the same as the english "Em Ay". It is a simple matter of how the germans say the letters of the alphabet. I am sure if you would ask a spanish of french person, they would say it differently as well. Yes, I speak a fair bit of german. *steps...
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    etc boards

    I amcurious about this, too. I have been considering getting some of my own equipment once I get myself established and can afford it. The Smartfade (and the rest of the associated gear) looked like it might be checking out.
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    Quick question:Congo dynamics

    No rush, the show finished last weekend. I was just curious.
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    Quick question:Congo dynamics

    Eh? I'm not sure I understand your meaning. Basically what we were trying to do was make an S4 Rev pan back and forth along a timeline stretched across the set for preshow (the play was "The Complete History of America (Abridged)").
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    Focus Session - Laser?

    Well, If he is green, then the laser should be great (green laser for green person :mrgreen: )!
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    etc boards

    Congo looks like it will be really good once they get al the features working, they released it before the programming was finished. The place I am working with is basically like the beta for the Congo and all improvements on it, so they tend to have more problems with it. Although I wish the...
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    Quick question:Congo dynamics

    This is kind of moot now that the show is over, but I have a question about dynamics on the Congo. Does anyone know of a dynamic in it's library that simply makes a moving head pan back and forth in a straight line? the LD gave up trying to find one and ended up linking four cues together to...
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    etc boards

    how big s the lighting system? and do you have many moving heads,color scrollers,ect.? The Expression 3 is the one I would reccomend. It uses Emphasis, and has a good intelligent lighting lighting setup. The Congo isn't too bad, but the intelligent lighting section is it's one saving...
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    Creative Energy

    Soundlight: I know that feeling all to well. I once did a blackbox where I had 12 instruments, and had no idea what was coming. so I basically did improv lighting to fit the scene and each individual little shift in attitude. I have to admit, that was the most fun Ihave ever had behind the...
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    Light Spill from Strand SL

    I can't say for sure about Strand instruments, but you are going to get that sort of thing with any instrument. The best solution I can think of is to put a top-hat (snoot, whatever you refer to them as) on it to cut that down a bit. the problem has a large part to do with the lenses not...
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    are home made gobos safe / source 4 base arcing

    I know for a fact that they had paid for the rights to be able to put on that production/use the names and images in advertising. Whether that applied to the gobo or not, I don't really know for sure.
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    are home made gobos safe / source 4 base arcing

    Ah, thanks for the clarification. I don't really pay too much attention to legalities except for how much we are paying in royalties. we took a loss on Nunsense, the royalties were about $2000 for that.
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    are home made gobos safe / source 4 base arcing

    I believe they did, especially seeing as how they got permission to use that picture on many other things. Anyway, I don't really know what has happened to it since then.