lighting

  1. 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...
  2. S

    Controlling In a Large Stadium

    I am breaking into controlling much larger rigs. Also looking to expand into much larger venues. When you go into a large stadium and do semi-perm installs with lights rigged all around and lights on the ground, what is the preferred way to control all of the lights? I am somewhat familiar with...
  3. C

    Pipe Grid Layout for space with very low ceiling

    I'm designing a pipe grid layout for a basement space below an existing theatre. The coffered concrete ceiling is between 7'-6" to 9'-0" clear to the floor. The grid will be installed professionally by a theatrical rigging company. There's no question that I am asking for a 1.5" ID Schedule 40...
  4. E

    Conventional Fixtures Cleaning lamp socket terminals on 360Qs

    Hi, this is my first thread here and I want to get some insight on the best approach on cleaning socket terminals. At my high school we've got 8 source fours with 575w bulbs in them to light our stage and pit. After the source fours were installed, the old 360Qs were retired. Still lying around...
  5. S

    Control/Dimming Switch on lights from switch or DB ?

    Hi Guys! Just a question! Im currently doing lightings in a church installation setting. Basically, i currently switch on the lights via the normal wall switches or power iso. I also have access to the power db. So which do you guys normally use? I would prefer the db as i feel that the wall...
  6. 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...
  7. Robert Rivera

    How to make projection animation like beyonce

    Hello, guys our school just recieved a Panasonic PT_ EZ770Z U Projector with a huge snap on screen by DA- Lite products. We want to knw what softwares are out their to create a similar video effects to Beyonce Video shown below?
  8. 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...
  9. Luna1968

    Lighting Needs South Georgia

    I am looking for a company/individual who could come to my theater and let me know what kind of lighting is possible. It is a school facility. Looking for someone near Savannah, GA, although Macon, GA or Atlanta, GA would be okay. We would be budgeting for a new light system, rewiring, and...
  10. Luna1968

    Which lighting board to get for medium theater

    Hi folks! I have not been on this site in years. This is because I have not had a job as a drama instructor from then until now (teaching English instead,) but here I am, with a theater and a budget. I now need to upgrade the lighting system in our theater. Currently, our theater is very...
  11. E

    Lighting board Operator

    Hi all, I work for River Pointe Church in Richmond TX and we're looking for a lighting designer who has experience. It can be theatre, concert, or any other venue in which you either programmed, and/or ran lights. This is a paid position. We would only need you for the weekend, and could...
  12. Loren Marks

    Possible internship/ Summer job

    Hi, I'm a junior in high school and I am very interested in lighting. Does anyone have any suggestions for finding a job where I can work or be an intern at age 17? My interest in lighting is concerts or festivals, but anything would do regarding technical theater. Thanks!
  13. 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...
  14. TheTheaterGeek

    Design Issues and Solutions Midi Clock for Actors Onstage

    Im looking for a way to display the midi clock to the actors onstage. Any solutions? Clay
  15. Dshoklighting

    MSC: Ion controlling Qlab 3

    Hello interwebs! Working with a projection designer right now and having issues with our MSC setup. I did this a few months ago and stupidly decided not to write anything down. Running on the latest software in both Ion and Qlab 3, but cant seem to get the Midi to connect. I've run through...
  16. J

    New to Lighting

    Hi all! I'm setting up our light plot from a university designer for our spring musical this year. I've had experience with our ION board, using conventionals as well as intelligent lighting (DMX). The problem I have when circuiting a plot, I'm not too sure how to figure out how many of an...
  17. JHAYTER

    Drivable Man-Lift on Sprung Floor Under 2000lbs?

    Hi Everyone, We have run into a weight issue trying to purchase a new man-lift to be used on our sprung stage at The Grand Theatre in Kingston, Ontario. We are currently using a push-around vertical mast lift which weights around 905 lbs without an operator (19' platform height), the lift we...
  18. W

    Design Issues and Solutions Looking for insight and recommendations!

    Title says most of it. I need opinions and ideas for an upcoming show I am doing. The name of the show is Shamrock Showcase. Basically the idea of the show is a bunch of Frats and Sororities on my campus are coming together to have a large dance show. Here is a preview of my idea so far...
  19. W

    Multiplex replacement board

    Hi, We currently have a multiplex system at my venue, but we are in need of a replacement board. Is there nay suggestions for a good 24 channel board? We would need a 3 pin output. Thanks!