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  1. J

    Design Issues and Solutions Projector Screen with Full Stage Wash Lighting

    Hello, I am new to an older style proscenium theater that is a VERY multi-use. My issue is with when we have PPT presentations it is projected onto a screen flown just behind the proscenium and main curtains very simple and foolproof. The problem though is in order to present on stage we need to...
  2. IanTech

    LED Stage Wash good-to-knows...

    Alright, we've decided to go with LED Source Fours or a similar fixture. Is there anything we should pay attention to? Series 2 Lustr or Daylight HD or Tungsten HD or a mix? Any other Source Four LED alternatives? Should we swap out existing lens tubes? How many of each degree of tubes is...
  3. ademhayyu1

    Creating a Circuit Map

    Hi Hi!! As a part of my process of creating a rep plot for my high school's theater, I would like to create a circuit map but I can't find any examples or templates online. Does anyone have any examples or some tips on creating one? Could I possibly draft one on Vectorworks? (I'm not that...
  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 https://www.altmanlighting.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/100.pdf Its main purpose would be for some sidelights (around the shins area, for clarity) but if I can afford some more I'd...
  5. R

    Building a stage with minimal supports

    Hey, We are trying to build a stage that we can use to store a piece underneath. It will go in our black box and be about 2.5 feet tall. Here is the challenging part, there needs to be a 12' x 12' unobstructed area underneath for storage of a piece that cannot be taken apart. The goal is to...
  6. JHAYTER

    Stage Surface Questions

    Hi All, Looking for your help to gather some information quickly. If you could kindly help me by briefly answering the questions below regarding your venue's stage surface, I will be forever grateful!...(More information about why I am looking for this below the questions) - Venue name and...
  7. Julian Amrine

    Staging Concepts vs StageRight: We need a new pit filler--time for a deck shootout!

    So far we've got quotes for Wenger Strata, Staging Concepts SC9600, and StageRight ME-1000. Staging Concepts quote is by far the most expensive. I've had mixed results in the past with other Wenger products, but I've an open mind. I regularly work with StageRight gear at a local arena, and think...
  8. G

    ADA Ramp Questions - Code Pasted for Reference

    Hi all, We are building an outdoor stage for an upcoming musical. Do we need to have an ADA ramp to the stage? We are in California. Here's the code: “11B-206.2.6 Performance areas. Where a circulation path directly connects a performance area to an assembly seating area, an accessible...
  9. CHAUVET Professional

    Light Beats

    When Brandon Baruch first heard from a friend about Nick Wylie’s plans to produce the Bataré tour, he realized pretty quickly that this innovative show was something he would like to light. “I tend to gravitate towards projects that require an unconventional design approach,” he said. “So when...
  10. CHAUVET Professional

    Shinning On Metal

    There is a sort of paradox built into metal music. On the one hand, it serves up this thick massive wall of sound that washes over the audience like some giant cloud blocking out the sun. On the other, it moves like a freight train with its accelerated tempo and non-stop hypersonic guitar riffs...
  11. CHAUVET Professional

    Steve Lieberman: Inspired Light

    His massive and intricately detailed lighting designs are created with some of the most sophisticated software tools available. But when this Los Angeles-based LD sits down to begin a project, he starts as he always has for over 25 years – by putting his ideas to pencil and paper. Working this...
  12. 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...
  13. CHAUVET Professional

    Cosmo Wilson Heartfelt Light

    Perspective plays a critical role in the approach that this Orlando-based lighting designer and director takes to his work. This is evident not only in the way he’s able to weave myriads of fixtures into balanced coordinated looks, but also in how he defines the role of lighting design. The...
  14. CHAUVET Professional

    The Case For sACN

    Lighting designers have an ever expanding array of networking and protocol options to choose from. Sam Bowden, European Product Manager for CHAUVET Professional, explains why sACN, a relative newcomer on the scene, deserves your consideration if you want to make your life easier when it comes to...
  15. CHAUVET Professional

    Tobias Rylander Shaping Light

    There is a cinematic quality to Tobias Rylander’s lighting designs. The subtle shifts in shadows, the sharp contrast between light and dark, the bending of scenic elements, all evoke images of the convention defying New Wave films of the 1960s, such as those created by his fellow Swede, Ingmar...
  16. M

    Penguins making a splash

    Hi CB, We're working on a small piece that involves children dressed up like penguins. There is a part of the script where a few of the penguins walk up a 3' staircase and jump behind an iceberg. We were hoping to create a splash effect behind the iceberg after they jump. Some ideas that...
  17. Blassiter

    Dead and Poisoned Makeup look

    I am currently working on Jekyll and Hyde, the director wants each dead character to return to stage reflecting how they died. I have the bloody deaths covered. Is there a lexicon of makeup looks for different types of poisons? I was going to go with a hypoxia look if I couldn't find a better one.
  18. G

    Band Setup Organization?

    Hey all, I wanted to get your thoughts on the most efficient way of setting up for a band in terms of keeping cables and inputs organized. Currently, the way I like to do it is label each cable a number on each end. This isn't necessarily the input channel (but if it is, great). But, this...
  19. hutc6407

    Conveyor Belt in raised deck

    Hi everyone, Working on a production of Footloose and we want to have a conveyor belt system spanning 40' across our stage to move actors and small set pieces onstage/offstage, and across the stage. I have never built/worked a conveyor belt into a stage deck before, any help would be great! We...
  20. Jason M Wagner

    Adding Temporary Stairs, Front of Stage into Aisle

    Railing Need?? We have a company that has built a set of stairs leading up from our audience area onto the stage. Normally, the only way to the stage is to walk around to the sides and enter onto the far sides of the apron. The height of the stage from the floor- 41.5" Stairs the client has...