1. Andrew McMillan

    Jacknife trucks

    Hi again all. Further to my post about windows (thanks to those who responded!), I'm hoping there may be someone at CB with expertise either designing or constructing trucks.Per my other post, the company I'm designing for will build these trucks and I'd like to provide quality plans to make...
  2. Drafty App

    Design Issues and Solutions Coronavirus Support for the lighting Industry

    Hey Controlbooth!As the global impact of CoViD-19 and the resulting closure of public spaces around the world has severely impacted the entertainment industry, we have done everything possible as a small business to support our industry. As an on-line web-based service, many students who are...
  3. Jordan Street

    Design Issues and Solutions Lee 600 Arctic White and other newer Lee Designer Series colors.

    I've been LD and TD for an annual children's dance production of a Nutcracker variation for 10 years now. I haven't really changed the color from my original design but a lot of it is starting to burn out. I was initially just going to replace the color but decided I wanted to lighten up the key...
  4. ademhayyu1

    Any lights that are like this one?

    Hello!I am looking for a nice small cheap and maybe LED (LED isn't really necessary) fixture like this one main purpose would be for some sidelights (around the shins area, for clarity) but if I can afford some more I'd...
  5. M

    Design Issues and Solutions Dance Show Ideas?

    Hi,I have a big dance show I'm running tech for coming up. Every year we have the usual moving head beam and spot lights along with smoke effects. However, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for some extra things we could add in this year to make it more exciting, whether it be...
  6. J

    Design Issues and Solutions Lighting Cinderella's Mom's Voice

    Hey everyone- long time stalker and forum peruser (and many thanks across the board as I've found helpful solutions for many many projects over the years). I'm a Lighting Designer by degree, a Technical Director by job and a Scenic Designer by default. And a first time question asker. I'm at a...
  7. C

    Transforming Props & Costumes

    Hey- I searched this site for any mention of transforming props, but I couldn't find a thread that fit my needs.I was tasked with designing a prop that has to transform onstage. What are some instances in which a prop changes onstage? Either by actor interaction, crew interaction, lighting...
  8. H

    Theatre Facility Design Software

    I wasn't sure which forum to post this question in...I am in search of a 3-d software package to design a new Fine/Performing Arts Center for our school.I am not a professional architect. I am familiar enough with Vectorworks to put together the basics for scenic construction but that...
  9. E

    Camera recommendations for shooting projection footage

    Hi all, I am looking to purchase a camera that I can use for shooting footage and stills for my video designs. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!
  10. M

    Design Issues and Solutions Best gels for skin tones

    I was wondering if people could recommend what gels they have found to work best on different skin tones? Both warms and cools would be appreciated. Thanks! (I typically stick to rosco)
  11. I

    Broadway Show Stagedecks

    Hi everyone, I just found this site and am completely new to these forums but have a burning question I've been trying to solve for years. We are doing various musical productions and now want to build our own showdecks for each individual production. With tracks, turntables, lifts, special...
  12. NCS

    Glad to find this site

    Hello, I am new to this site; I stumbled onto it through a search for college programs. I am a junior in HS and have been involved in tech theatre for 3 years. I am the lighting director for the drama club and I am also a musician. I would love to combine my love of lighting and music and...
  13. CHAUVET Professional

    CHAUVET Professional Lighting Insights: Sub Hung Truss Structures

    A brief look into some alternative methods of truss hanging in order to get the most from your lighting rig in a safe way whilst also maximizing the design potential.
  14. EHansenLX

    Hanging Automated Fixtures Question

    So I'm doing a show in a couple months and I'm trying to come up with a good way to hang 2 Martin Mac 700 Profiles.We have 3 catwalks above the house (see attached diagram for more detail). My plan is to hang the fixtures between the 1st and 2nd catwalk by hanging them on 1.5" Steel Pipe that...
  15. I

    Rental advice on front light with movers

    Hey,So I have a show coming up and need to cover some hard to light areas and actors that are lifted in the air. So I was looking to put a 120 v mover out on my torms to help fill in these spots and add some nice color to the stage in some scenes. I have a rental package coming in for the...
  16. E

    Fiddler on the roof

    Hello everyone! My school is doing fiddler on the roof this upcoming spring, and the technical director and I want to include Marc Chagall into the show. Does anyone know where we could rent or purchase either an early chagall gobo or scrim? Thank you!!
  17. nlandis

    Design Issues and Solutions Black Box Rep Plot

    I'm in the process of creating a rep plot for a recently-built black box space that seats roughly 150 and has a stage that is 47' wide (in reality, about 40' of usable space when legs are in place) and 26' deep. The space is equipped with a tension grid system and pipe grid above, so there are...
  18. AshleyB

    Portable, tilted ship's mast

    For our upcoming production of the Tempest, I'm looking at incorporating sails from a "shipwreck" as a surface for some silhouette/shadow play. Of course I want my mast tilted (because angles). This will also be the show that we take to competition, so the mast needs to be portable.I'm...
  19. A

    'Eclipse' effect

    Hey all,Looking for some advice about a specific effect. LDing an opera and the director asked for a 'lunar eclipse' effect and I'm trying to think how to do this technically.The plan is to have a glass moon gobo on the cyc. Having multiples isn't an option budget wise, so can anyone think...
  20. Robert Rivera

    What type of plastic is used for led columns in sets like these?