theater

  1. ademhayyu1

    Conventional Fixtures Is this the right bulb?

    Hello! I'm putting together a list of lamps that we need to purchase for our HS Theater. For our LekoZoom 25-50deg, I would like to make sure that an EVR 120v500w bulb is right for the fixture. I want to make sure I have the right info before I pass it on. I am also curious about something as...
  2. K

    Recommendations for coloring lavalier mics in hair

    Hi, I am currently doing a production of Heathers, and all mics are to go through the hair and come out the forehead. The problem is, all mic wires are skin colored, and they tend to show through most actors' brunette hair because the wire is so light. Last time I ran a show, I put tape on these...
  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

    New Year, New Venue, New Adventures

    Hello all! It's been a year since my last post here (sorry, couldn't resist). I hope everyone is enjoying the New Year so far. I've recently been asked to design the lighting for a show in a space I'm not very familiar with (this is actually the first show I've designed the lighting for that...
  5. ademhayyu1

    Advice for Purchasing Moving Lights

    (Apologies, moderators, if this is the wrong section to ask this question.) Hello, I am the Senior Lighting Director for my high school and I am in charge of designing the technical and artistic aspects of the school's fall play and spring musical. As well as other productions and events. I...
  6. ademhayyu1

    Hello!

    Greetings fellow technicians, My name is Adem Hayyu and I am a junior at Franklin High School in Seattle, WA. I joined tech theater in my sophomore year and I did sound for my very first play, Ain't She Sweet. I wasn't very good even after a lot of video tutorials and outside help. The spring...
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    Job Announcment Pyro & Special Effects Technician

    Pyro & SPFX Technician- PROFESSIONAL FIREWORKS & SPECIAL EFFECTS COMPANY Illumination Fireworks, LLC is hiring a Pyro & SPFX Technician in Dallas, TX. Illumination Fireworks produces large-scale professional fireworks displays, indoor and outdoor pyrotechnics, lasers, cryo jets, fog, flames...
  8. mcubed4130

    Greetings long time lurker needing wireless advice for sound

    Hello everyone! Long time reader, finally decided to sign up... as my "hobby" of all things light, sound, and tech... is turning into something larger... for a few years now, my wife and I have been running a small school, teaching acting dancing and singing.. well school is growing... it's...
  9. sheamorgan

    Outdoor Theater Scenic Advice! Help!

    I'm currently working on a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" in the courtyard of my high school for the summer theater camp I work at. The space is very uneven with many steep hills and trees. The good news is that it takes place in the woods. The bad news is that the clearing we have...
  10. fluentpc

    Dmx to Artnet?

    Is it possible to go from DMX to Artnet? I have heard that nodes go both ways but I'm not entirely sure. This is for a home theater that runs off of Artnet and I would like to be able to output DMX from a basic DMX controller or PC software that has a DMX dongle like ETC Eos nomad. Any help...
  11. A

    Shure SLX Issues

    Hi All, Working on a show with 8 SLX transmitters. Last night for the first time (had the mics for a week) we had the channel change automatically on one of the belt packs but not on the receiver during the show without being touched (or so we think). Has anyone had this happen and if so is...
  12. H

    Portable doors

    I am in a sticky situation and wondering if anyone has any ideas here. I am assigned to design a small portable set that can be used in assemblies and assembled by a few people, portable to fit into a van or truck. However, the set calls for entrance through a door. Now how the heck does one...
  13. E

    Passerelle edge lighting

    Hey y'all! Alright so the theater I work in is a high school. In our theater we have a passarelle (spelling?). We've always used rope lights to line the edge of the passarelle plugged straight into a dimmer channel (they need to be dimmable and controlled from the lighting desk). However every...
  14. R

    Dance Performance

    Are there any stage managers out there who hjave done both theater shows and dance productions... which one did you prefer and why? I am a college student looking for some insite on people's opinions. I have worked with dance productions mostly but I am thinking about dabbling into the world...
  15. T

    Jekyll and Hyde Special Effects

    Hello we are putting on a high school production of Jekyll and Hyde, and were trying to figure out how to do the special effects such as lighting the bishop on fire, low lying fog, chemicals in the lab, and any other stage magic we need to pull off thanks ! If you need videos of Broadway I can...
  16. M

    Mixers/Consoles Beta Testers needed for new Yamaha software

    Apologies now for the long post, but without some explanation, few will understand what the point of this post is, and what I'm asking for. (Possibly not even then!) Some of you may remember my previous software, SOF (Sends on Fader), which came about by filling a need that Yamaha digital mixer...
  17. L

    FS: ETC Expression 3 400ch (Reduced!)

    Hi All, Up for sale is my ETC Expression 3 400 channel console that was manufactured in 2007. I am the second owner and before I bought it, it was owned by a church that upgraded to a Congo a few years ago. In short, it has been very well taken care of! I've made sure to keep it clean on a...
  18. L

    FS: High End Systems StudioPix

    Hi All, I am selling my pair of HES StudioPix fixtures that are in great condition! These were manufactured in 2012 - Fixture 1 has no currently known issues and includes a road case (Pictured). Fixture 2 has a dead pixel - HES said that it might be a bad LED on the circuit board, or it may be...
  19. EHansenLX

    Design Issues and Solutions Gobo in S4 help

    I've been doing the lighting design for Shakespeare in Hollywood recently and I wanted to use a gobo to project the Warner Bros logo (simple outlines, no color) on the house curtain. I'd order a custom steel gobo from rosco or something, but I'm mainly concerned about how the image would appear...