effects

  1. ApolloDesign

    Textured Effects Using the Apollo GoboPro+

    Using two gobos can create some amazing effects. In this video you will view the creation of fire using Apollo 2-Color Glass, C2-0052, Flame Hot (static position) and Apollo Crushed Dichroic Slippery Ice (rotating position). We have also created a water effect using Apollo 2-Color Glass...
  2. CasterZ

    ETC ION Linear Effect not running in que

    We have a linear intensity effect that is attempting to be run on some ColorSource PARs. The channels are set to a level in the cue and the effect is on the selected channels. However in one of the cues, as we hit go the channels only show the level and not the effect. When we go back to look at...
  3. 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...
  4. D

    Glaciator X Stream Making Floor Slippery

    I am using two Glaciator X Streams and they have recently started causing the floor in front of them to become very slippery. More than the normal amount. What do you thinks is the cause could it be the machine or perhaps the temp of the room? Any insight or ways to fix the problem or at least...
  5. 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...
  6. Jay Ashworth

    ION effect suggestion solicitation

    I'm lighting my first musical (revue) on the ION (v2.5.2), and I have a couple of spots in my plot marked Big Damn Bally, and Psychadelia. Aside from my 2 VLX-440 and 2 VLX-3 movers, which I think I can figure out how to hang effects on for those cues, I have 18 channels of MR-16 cyc strips --...
  7. C

    Falling Effect w/ Lighting

    I am doing a musical where an actor is to be thrown off a building. My director would rather not have the actor actually fall. I'm asking if anyone has any ideas on how to make someone look like they are falling from a 12' platform with lighting effects instead of actually falling.
  8. CHAUVET Professional

    CHAUVET Professional Lighting Insights: Atmospheric Advice

    Looking to take your fog and haze effects to the next level? Check out this high flying video that offers practical tips on selecting and positioning atmospheric effects for a variety of applications.
  9. J

    Onstage Grill "Flare-up"

    In our upcoming production of Tar Beach by Tammy Ryan, there is a moment in which a grill is supposed to flare up on stage (described as "a huge plume of fire"). Does anyone have any thoughts on the best way to do this w/o any pyro? I think that trying to mount a hazer or fogger in the grill...
  10. 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...
  11. emseajay

    Thoughts to make a shooting star?

    Hi folks, I am designing a production of Mary Poppins this summer, and it is (apparently) my task to find a solution for the shooting star at the end of the show. I've asked around but am still not very sure where to begin and would like some ideas/suggestions. It should be noted that...
  12. Stevens R. Miller

    Basic Effects on the Innovator 24/48

    I'm an absolute noob who has only been running my son's middle school's Innovator 24/48 for about two weeks now. I downloaded the manual and have studied it quite a bit. I'm a computer programmer, so the concepts aren't utterly foreign to me (in all humility, the book isn't really the best...
  13. EHansenLX

    Chauvet Mini Strobe LED Question

    Hi all: I'm lighting a dance show in a few weeks and they need strobe lights for a couple numbers. The stage is pretty large (55' long by 43'5" deep and 31ish feet tall - although the front is a thrust) Anyway, I was wondering if anybody had any experience with the Chauvet Mini Strobe LED. Do...