1. flamingo

    Addressable warm white "christmas" lights?

    Hello folks!Planning out a lightning bug effect for an upcoming musical. I know we could probably build a "star drop" thing and throw it on an effect but I'm trying to reduce build time on this piece.I've seen plenty of string light star drops. I figured I could adapt that idea and hang some...
  2. Kernsey

    Electrics Batten Cable Management and Safety

    Hi Control Booth community. This is my first post so bear with me here, as I went to school for Music Technology and I am fairly new to theatre.I was hired recently as the TD for a theater built in 1928, and last night one of the snakes of cable on one of my electrics battens had fallen to the...
  3. Jordan Street

    Design 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. H

    Multiple Electrical Sources

    Hi all, So I’ve recently embarked on a new challenge. Smallest “stage” I’ve seen, and absolutely no lighting equipment. The problem we are running into is power supply. I’ve scoured the internet’s and haven’t been able to find a direct answer for my question. If I am intending on running only...
  5. N

    Need help finding the right school

    I've been working in theater since high school and chose to attend a school for Theatre Technology and Design. The only issue is, most schools focus more on the design part, and only touch the technology part. Right now, I have no desire to design. I really enjoy entertainment electrician work...
  6. A

    Cable management with chain motors

    I have been looking for a way to manage my cable runs a little more efficiently. My theater uses truss on chain motors for our electrics. No raceway or anything. The location of the electrics change every show, so we can't just drop cable and leave it. We drop our cable onto the truss and run it...
  7. Harrison

    Salvaging Raceways

    So our HS auditorium is the process of being renovated (Finally!!!). The other day, they pulled down the raceways from the electrics (yep, everything was fixed) and asked us what we want to do with them. Since they had to pull them down on a scissor lift, we now have two raceways (40'ish, 2P&G...
  8. Robert Rivera

    Design Degree for side light on lighting ladder

    Hi, what is a good degree for side light on a lighting ladder using lekos?
  9. ResilientRosie

    Understanding my electrics

    I just began a new job at a different fine arts center. This is the fourth full-time auditorium position I've held, and yet I'm finding things that I've never seen. Such is this work, right? Anyway, the circuits on my raceways have me baffled. Can anyone help me decipher what's going on here...
  10. G

    Using 12V car battery to power converter?

    Hi all,I have a Black Magic SDI to Fiber converter for a camera run and I'd like to power it off a small 12V 7AH battery. Will this work well and for how long would you suppose?As the battery loses juice, will the voltage drop below 12V to a point where it would harm the Black Magic?Thanks
  11. Ethan

    Signaling "clear" in a light related way.

    I was made aware of different ways that the stage managers and deck managers give the "clear" for scene changes. This one guy I talked to was explaining that on both sides of the deck his theatre had a small box with 2 lights, a red and a green one. This was a simple way to say clear. Green, go...
  12. A

    Lycian SuperArc 400 dimness

    I'm at a venue at the moment that has two Lycian SuperArc 400 - Short throw follow spots. One spot is perfectly bright when it's on low-range and the lowest setting. The other spot is significantly dimmer when it's on High-range on setting 6. We've changed the lamp again and again and it is...
  13. H

    Do you know this lamp?

    Looking for spare/replacement lamps for the projector below: Label on the top: 500W, 120V, GE, Mazda, Projection, Burn Base Down (Medium Screw Base) There appear to be some markings inside the bulb at the filament base, but I can't read them.Any takers? Thanks
  14. Joshua Hoffman

    ETC ION generic fixtures

    Hello ION users, I have a generic led fixture where the first channel is the intensity and the following channels are Red Blue Green, and I couldn't find a fixture profile with that channel layout. Does anyone know of a profile on the ION that has this channel layout?