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70's Lighting Design

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by Hughesie, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    i have a music festival coming up where all the students perform songs in houses. we thought we would do some thing different this year with the lighting

    70's style lighting rig :) so here is what i was thinking

    Tons of Parcans
    Haze
    Audience Blinders

    anything else i need
     
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    Wow, this thread is ripe for all sorts of jokes about 70s lighting, but I will resist… I think..

    Technology was very limited back then, but luckily nobody attending will look too close behind the scenes. PARs were king, Beam projectors were popular. (I think there is still an old stack of them back in my shed, complete with white fluffy wiring.) Plots tended to include horizontal blocks of pars all gelled in the same color, with different colors separated vertically. (row of 4 red, row of 4 blue, row of 4 amber, etc.) Movers had not been born yet, but maybe you could put a few in overhead truss positions as truss spots (with operators) were in use back then. Lots of old theater gears was canablized back then and used for R&R, so you would also find boarder lights used as floor lights etc. Good Luck! It should be fun!
     
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    Read "Concert Lighting" by James Moody and make your homage to the 70's, and don't forget your disco ball!!! XD
     
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    Or your strobe and UV fluoro tubes.
    Weren't we talking about oil lights somewhere.
     
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    school wouldn't let us use uv lights, because of our "sunsmart policy"

    no joke
     
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    yeah and the guy who handles the theatre moneys while we wait for a new tech director hates movers
     
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    You could explain that blacklights are long-wave UV, not the short wave type found in say, clothes-dryer disinfecting lamps.

    ST
     
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    :rolleyes: I can access the budget if i need to, via the IT people:mrgreen:
     
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    oh yeah oil lights! or acid washes as i've heard them called...needed one over head project, elementary school style, one glass baking pan, water, food coloring, an vegetable oil...proof that you can make lighting equiptment out of anything.
     
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    Glass clock fronts work the best if you can get them...
     
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    thats some awesome advice thanks guys, sorry im new on the site, im, well, al i'm the current head of light at the theatre hughesies at.
     
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    can u give me like, instructions on how to make the homemade oil lights?
     
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    i don't know this guy

    *walks out*
     
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    dont lie im sitting next to u now:p
     
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