Recent content by zac850

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    Favorite Light Board Feature

    Well, on the Ion specifically: Copy From (I use it in programming a lot, for instance: [Group] 12 [Copy From] [Cue] 7) It saves a lot of time when dealing with moving lights as well, Channel 102 [Beam] [Copy From] Channel 101) Trace (Tracking backwards on the Ion) Undo
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    Design Issues and Solutions Light Plot: Disclaimers?

    It's very common practice. My lighting plots are an artistic request, I don't want the master electrician to hang it and have a line set fall on the stage or a fire to start and it come back to being my responsibility. All of my light plots say: This drawing represents visual concepts only...
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    Rental of moving heads

    In New York I'm about to rent a few Mac 2000 Performances for $210 a week and a few VL2500 Spots for $175 a week. This was the low-bid, by the way. The other rental houses I talked to were asking for significantly more.
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    Control/Dimming Dmx Terminator

    Thats it. I made myself a fancier one with an LED that lit up when it got signal, but if you just want a basic terminator to terminate your DMX, thats all there is to it. $3 and maybe 5 minutes of time.
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    2.4k Dimmer Breaker Trips

    Well, lets see here: 575w x 4 units = 2300 watts / 120 volts = 19.16 Amps 575w x 4 units = 2300 watts / 118 volts = 19.49 Amps 575w x 4 units = 2300 watts / 115 volts = 20 Amps 575w x 4 units = 2300 watts / 113 volts = 20.35 Amps Remember, your 2.4k dimmer doesn't actually care about the...
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    Pics of Our Desks...

    I just rearranged the booth of this theater.
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    ETC - ION

    [Sneak] [Enter] does basically the same thing that [Rel] did on the Express.
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    Rain Light

    One of my professors at school works on the National Tour, and we had a project involving Wicked. No, I don't have the Broadway plots, sorry.
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    Rain Light

    Did you see the national tour? Attached are the plots, they may answer your question.
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    ETC Express 125 broken ??

    You should be able to boot it with the DMX cable plugged in. If there is a floppy in it, take the floppy out. Give ETC a call on Monday, they'll be able to talk you through troubleshooting the problem. Good luck!
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    ETC Express 125 broken ??

    Sounds very broken. I'd give ETC tech support a call at 1-800-688-4116, they'll probably be able to sort you out. Good luck, and let us know what the problem was once you get it back up and running.
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    Control/Dimming Decent wireless DMX at a good price?

    Show DMX is probably the best system in my opinion and experience. Multiple channels, it frequency hops around to find you the best space. I used it in a crowded city across a street that busses were driving in front of with no ill effects. You get what you pay for though, looks like it would be...
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    Control/Dimming Midi programming

    That depends on what kind of lighting console you have, but if you dig up the manual it should tell you what MIDI notes will correspond to what function. (We need more specifics about your console to help you much beyond that, for instance the make and model of it.)
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    What is your favorite button on any lighting console?

    Calling button pushes over headset for a HogII starts to confuse the sound department very quickly. It started with all the Pig Releasing and got even worse when we needed to use some comment macros.
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    Assistant Lighting Designer Kit

    Oh, and if your going to be in charge of cue tracking or follow spot tracking, and have a laptop, I'd set up an excel document to walk in with so your not wasting time at the tech table making the document.