budget

  1. S

    New Scene Shop

    We are building a new theatre after 30 years in a Gymnatorium. I will finally have a scene shop and now I am trying to estimate what it should/would cost to outfit said shop for operation on Day One. I have prepared two options, but they are bare bones and I would prefer to know what others...
  2. Palms

    Budget LED Pars Recommendations

    Hello! Just had my design budget slashed due to a set overspend and so now I'm on the hunt for 9 budget LED pars that will take DMX control. I need them ideally to be RGBW, have strobe capability and be under £150/$180. If they had custom accessories like hats or barn doors that would also...
  3. Robert Lewis

    Lighting a Boxing event

    I am interested in having a boxing show with a lighting kit for the ring (20'x 20') and lighting for the ring-walk. The venue is a gym that seats about 300 people with a ring in the middle. Can anyone suggest a lighting scheme with a modest budget?
  4. NickVon

    Budget Android Tablet recommendations (for work, not games)

    After some searching I didn't find any threads related to android tablets of choice or things to consider when looking to purchase. I'm thinking about picking up one for my digital mixer app, but being in the Apple camp for so long I'm not really sure what i'm looking for. I'm not looking to...
  5. Mel Williams

    Gobo FX

    Hey friends, College student here doing a project on using gobos in lekos for FX rather than any of the newer equipment. Basically, creating FX with limited budgets? Or what may be more helpful is how y'all have used gobos to enhance your designs? Totally recognize this is kind of a vague...
  6. ademhayyu1

    Advice for Purchasing Moving Lights

    (Apologies, moderators, if this is the wrong section to ask this question.) Hello, I am the Senior Lighting Director for my high school and I am in charge of designing the technical and artistic aspects of the school's fall play and spring musical. As well as other productions and events. I...
  7. Luna1968

    Budget Lighting for a quick fix

    This sounds like a terrible question... I have struggled to get funding for lights for our auditorium for years. We don't have any real existing lighting, other than a handful of old PARs. Now, suddenly I have a $100-$200 for a light board. Now, I know that is not a lot of money, but is there...
  8. Chase P.

    Advice on Orchestra Lighting needed

    Greetings all! So I need some advice on new lighting for a month long (mostly) orchestral festival in a tent. (TL;DR Color correct RGB pars or purchase LED "crowd blinders"? See full details below) When I took over the event, they had: -A 40'wide by 36' deep stage (black gloss StageRight...
  9. A

    Budgeting for Big Ticket Replacements $ and Timeline

    I run an 1100 seat performance venue for our high school, and after meeting with our CFO and reviewing the budget he's asked to me to create a list which includes a rough guestimate cost and timeline for larger replacement items such as total replacement of softgoods, seats, major rigging...
  10. K

    Control/Dimming Simple lighting question...help!? Limited resources...

    Hey! I'm in the process of planning our annual youth camp. We are stepping it up a notch this year and adding some real stage lighting instead of just the rear house lights turned on/off between the worship set and speaker. We currently have some large and small par cans that were donated. They...
  11. S

    Small School Auditorium/Theatre

    Hello all, I'm very new to the world of sound for the stage. I work for a very small school and am currently in the process of transforming our multipurpose room into a theatre. We currently run our 8th grade productions with the ancient PA system. I'm wondering if there might be some sort of...
  12. L

    Multiple Projections from one or two computers?

    So I've started working on a production about the tornado that went through the town I live in five years ago and the decision has been made to use three projectors. The projectors will be used show photos/video of the damage/reconstruction of the town as well as a couple of video scenes. We...
  13. Bubby4j

    Small Amplifier with Balanced Inputs

    I've been assigned the task of setting up a tiny audio system in a room of our church for playing music for games (think musical chairs) and 1 wired microphone. We already have the speakers and microphone, and I've picked out a small mixer. It doesn't need good audio quality, it just needs to...
  14. Davetp

    Summer Haunted House/Maze

    I have small plans for my theatre group to make a haunted attraction for summer. I don't know if it will be a success yet. There's not many haunted attractions around here so I don't know the market. Hopefully I want to turn an village hall into this haunted attraction. We have a limited...