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Come Fly With Me

Discussion in 'New Member Board' started by philhaney, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. philhaney

    philhaney CBMod CB Mods

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    Hi Gang,

    Theater-wise, I've been the Flyman for the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach for the last 22 years (we only have one flyman, and I'm it). I also do lights, sound, and A/V at church.

    Non-theater-wise, I like Harry Potter, sci-fi, magic, video production, and I'm a fair computer programmer to boot (no pun intended).

    -Phil

    "Quini, quidi, quici" - I came, I saw, I played a little quidditch.
     
  2. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Welcome, philhaney. Do you have a traditional counterweight fly system? As I understand it, your venue is an outdoor amphitheater, so I'm curious how wind affects your operation? Outdoors, backdrops become sails really quickly.:)
     
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    Actually, our stage is inside a building. It's the audience that sits outdoors.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    So you have one of them "magic window" proscenia that prevent wind from entering the stagehouse?
     
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    Serendipity Active Member Premium Member

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    Welcome Phil!

    Any votes on who from Pageantland will join next? :lol:
     
  6. cdub260

    cdub260 CBMod CB Mods

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    Actually, we call it the Weather Door. It's right on the upstage edge of the proscenium, right where you would normally find a fire curtain. Its essentially a plywood wall that we fly in when we want to keep the weather out or project a movie on the stage building.:cool:
     
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    philhaney CBMod CB Mods

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    When I first started, we were essentially a hemp house. We had a traditional pinrail (if you didn't count the fact that it was a pipe and the pins were bolts) with double or triple reduction blocks running between the pinrail and the clew for each lineset.

    My boss at the time, Carl Calloway, devised a system of keeping the lines from twisting. When I have the time (and can figure out how) I'll post a drawing of it.

    Since then we have upgraded to a counterweight fly system.

    An as cdub260 has mentioned, the stage is in a building but the audience sits outside.

    -Phil

    "Quini, quidi, quici" - I came, I saw, I played a little quidditch.
     

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