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Hang & Focus

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by koncept, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. koncept

    koncept Active Member

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    I know this is a pretty simple topic to most of us. We need to give a 5- 6 minute speech for my one class and i figured this would give me enough material to make through the time. starting with a lightplot, then moving to the actual hang for a show from there focus and prep (gel, gobo, circuiting, ect)

    i prett much have it all down the way i want. I am wondering if anyone has sugestions on other things to include. I will be using a source 4 ellipsoidal.

    thanks for the input guys
     
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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    finding the hang position.... hang cards, pipe tapes....
     
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    zac850 Well-Known Member

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    If pressed for time, you can move into circuit patch, then head into dimmers, then go into electrical theory and practice......

    Shutters, gobo's, lens train assembly, bench focus.....
     
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    ship Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    Hang cards for each pipe given to the crew chief for that pipe... oh' so nice. Pull shutters, plug in, safety and put in spot focus and get rough focus direction.

    Beyond that, teaching what's acceptable by way of holes in the sleevign or failed strain reliefs and why perhaps.
     
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    Possibly go into the physics of why you need to have a fixture properly focused should kill some time too.
     
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    I would try to relate somehow to the actual DESIGN of a light's usage. For instance, use a basic example like "we need a light to look like its coming through a window, so we hang it *here* and focus it like *this*"

    I would find that to be interesting if I were a student.
     
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    If you are hanging the light on an electric you could talk about making sure the baton is balanced.
     
  8. koncept

    koncept Active Member

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    i forgot about that, thanks. I work in a few theatres and only one has flys....(i wish the others did)
     
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    This may sound stupid but when trying to focus a show w/ a frien d of mine who is not nearly as into theater as i was constatly reminding him what pa/tilt is, and were each bolt or screw for locking was..
     

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