Recent content by SeanR

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    Trap Door that doesn't break the actor - Accomplice

    Thank you, I hadn't thought of that. Now here's the catch, I need to secure it to keep it closed during the rest of the show.
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    Trap Door that doesn't break the actor - Accomplice

    Currently working on Accomplice. I'm looking for ways to build a trap door that an actor can step on and it opens. The actor is supposed to die from stepping in the trap, so being able to fall without really hurting his leg is important. The actor remains onstage. The trapdoor will be in a...
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    Control/Dimming Everything is great except the Board

    Someone was nice enough to loan me an enttec pro dongle. Now it's just a matter of getting the software to talk to the dimmers. I have been reading everything I can about magic Q to see if I can get that to connect. I've tried lights up and it hasn't wanted to cooperate. I imagine it's just...
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    What to include in a rental agreement

    Okay, I realize this may be totally unnecessary, but I always feel like I need to throw this point in. I can't tell you how often I read a contract that someone wrote on their own and I can't understand a word of it. People seem to think that contracts need to sound fancy because lawyers have...
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    Control/Dimming Everything is great except the Board

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not looking for the latest and greatest board. I don't have the knowledge or talent to design a show that uses that kind of tech. There are two reasons that I have been looking for a different option. The first is because I can't find anyone who knows how to program...
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    Open DMX software vs closed

    Thanks to both of you. Derek, it just occurred to me that by editing my original post you might not have noticed. I apologize for the hectic and vague original post. It was four hours before show time. Generally I wouldn't even think about making a change at that point but the board we have...
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    Open DMX software vs closed

    Hey guys, I got my hands on an adapter for a closed dmx to usb adapter. How is this going to effect what software I can run the show with? Ok let me edit this. First as is probably already apparent, I don't have a ton of knowledge about DMX. Someone is loaning me their dongle but says that...
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    Control/Dimming Everything is great except the Board

    I agree! Unfortunately in this case, they had the sound board on hand and it was free. It is actually rather commical to look at our booth. on one side of the table is a board that could do studio quality recordings and on the other side is, well, lets face it, a rather large on/off switch...
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    Control/Dimming Everything is great except the Board

    Our company has a small budget. Without a DRAMATIC change from the powers that be at the rental place, I doubt we'll be using this space again anyway.
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    Control/Dimming Everything is great except the Board

    Unfortunately renting something better is out of the budget.
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    Control/Dimming Everything is great except the Board

    We're using the board in the rental space and all conventionals. Its a new performing arts center and although they have great equipment in their main theater, that theater seats 600. We are the first to use the new space (seats 50-60) and they haven't invested in the space yet, so we are...
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    Control/Dimming Everything is great except the Board

    Great, thanks guys. unfortunately renting a board is a little out of our budget (as is someone who knows what theyare talking about) so magicq it is.
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    Control/Dimming Everything is great except the Board

    Ok so here's the deal. The current show we have going up is in a space with more dimmers than I could ever want, really nice instruments, it's a rare treat. The catch is that the only board we have available is a 16 channel Light Station 2 American DJ board. I am trying to figure out...
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    peeling paint on concrete floor

    Thanks guys. It is worth pointing out that there is no special finish on the floor.
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    peeling paint on concrete floor

    We have a blackbox with a concrete floor. When we paint it for shows, getting the paint to not flake off easily is a challenge. For example, a set piece on the paint that is jostled will pull the paint up. Any suggestions on how to deal with this without repainting before every show? This...