Hey, I thought we could share pictures of our shows...

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Been awhile since I've done one of these. Just wrapped up an opera of The Magic Flute. 6 projectors upstage, 4 mac quantum's for specials and effects and a symphony in the pit. First picture was before we had set the booms in place.
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14x40 LED WALL

We spent more time getting the cases off the truck, the stage set ( janky af), and the bottom row than we did building the thing.

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Every other Dept was done hours before we were lol.
 
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Been awhile since I've done one of these. Just wrapped up an opera of The Magic Flute. 6 projectors upstage, 4 mac quantum's for specials and effects and a symphony in the pit. First picture was before we had set the booms in place.
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Ok, so my response to that first pic is, "Illumination, Confirmed."
 

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Ok, so my response to that first pic is, "Illumination, Confirmed."
Completely true though, it was The Magic Flute, which apparently is full of illuminati/free mason iconography and influences.
 

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Some recent shows. Avenue Q and Little Woman. I think you can tell which is which. Ave Q had, of course, a second story behind the windows so the puppets could pop out. We had the Broadway puppets and the run was sold out before we opened. Little Women had several scenes. You can see New York City apt. over SR and the writing bedroom on SL. We projected "outside" images on the oval in the middle. The house in summer and winter, NYC skyline, the Aunt's house, etc.
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This is our Rocky Horror Show set. Lots of details, lots of foam. More moving parts than we've ever done. A cage (with person) that went came down (far SR, not in picture), trap door in the center with a lift to the second level, a hidden entry door in the middle. Those two round green gears open to reveal 'control panels'. A runway with running lights comes out of the bottom circle center. The panel with the submarine picture is a revolve to show the narrator. The fire pole is slid down by multiple people. The two gears under the stairs pull out and become stools on wheels. SR you can see another cart that comes out to dance on. The two monitors show 'security' images from a remote networked computer, controlled in the booth. Oh, and way on top you can pick out the 20' wide rolled up muslin screen for the opening and closing projections.
 

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View attachment 17060 Some recent shows. Avenue Q and Little Woman. I think you can tell which is which. Ave Q had, of course, a second story behind the windows so the puppets could pop out. We had the Broadway puppets and the run was sold out before we opened. Little Women had several scenes. You can see New York City apt. over SR and the writing bedroom on SL. We projected "outside" images on the oval in the middle. The house in summer and winter, NYC skyline, the Aunt's house, etc.View attachment 17058
IN Avenue Q, there's one fixture on HL that has a scroller on it.
I'm interested in why that seems to be the only scroller in the plot, what kind of boxy fixture that is, and what you used it for. :)
 

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IN Avenue Q, there's one fixture on HL that has a scroller on it.
I'm interested in why that seems to be the only scroller in the plot, what kind of boxy fixture that is, and what you used it for. :)
We have 8 scrollers hung, the others are just not in the picture. They are set to criss-cross the stage such that we can change the color of the whole stage. The four on one side have a different scroll gel set than the other side so we can do that warm color/cool color thing designers like. They keep telling me LED's will be in the budget one of these years.
 

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Here are pics from Arsenic & Old Lace and our Winter Chorus Concert. Our students built many of the props from scratch and designed all the lighting. They did very nice work this year!
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This is our Rocky Horror Show set. Lots of details, lots of foam. More moving parts than we've ever done. A cage (with person) that went came down (far SR, not in picture), trap door in the center with a lift to the second level, a hidden entry door in the middle. Those two round green gears open to reveal 'control panels'. A runway with running lights comes out of the bottom circle center. The panel with the submarine picture is a revolve to show the narrator. The fire pole is slid down by multiple people. The two gears under the stairs pull out and become stools on wheels. SR you can see another cart that comes out to dance on. The two monitors show 'security' images from a remote networked computer, controlled in the booth. Oh, and way on top you can pick out the 20' wide rolled up muslin screen for the opening and closing projections.
Great paint work. Really nice design!
 

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This is getting pretty close. The angles in the space are funky (i.e. low) it is hard to get a good 45deg. without nailing instruments to the roofing...
@Ancient Engineer I used to light productions in a basement venue with a similar lack of height. I bought a dozen cast iron plumber's flanges intended for anchoring 1/2" schedule 40 iron pipe via four screw holes and had a machinist fabricate threaded reducers to reduce the 1/2" schedule 40 openings down to 1/2" - 13 for standard hex bolts. This allowed me to anchor flanges across two tongue and grooved planks of the exposed sub floors or on the bottoms, tops or sides of heating ducts or ducts for the pipe organ upstairs. I fastened the flanges to wood using a variety of wood screws and to the ducts with self-drilling TEK screws. If / when I removed a flange from an air duct, I filled the holes with pan or round head screws to prevent air from escaping and whistling noise. Using the flanges allowed me to essentially bolt fixture yokes directly to metal without the need for a normal C-clamp and allowed me to get the fixtures just that little bit higher. I had to purchase 1/2 - 13 hex bolts of only 3/4" length so they wouldn't extend beyond the flanges once the fixtures were installed. If the bolts were too long, their extra length would effectively serve as a jack and attempt to rip the flange from its mounting surface.
Posting from north of Donald's walls.
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This is getting pretty close. The angles in the space are funky (i.e. low) it is hard to get a good 45deg. without nailing instruments to the roofing...
I like what you have done here, particularly the light from the US alcove.
If your space has a very low ceiling, it is often a good idea to add practical fixtures to your set. On this set, I would add wall sconces and lamps to add some warmth to the room and give it a little more realism. If you can, a chandelier is always nice to a period set.
Nice work!
Tim
 

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Here is our take on creating New York City for Ordinary Days. Complete with the paper drop from the thread of that topic.
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Total of 20 sheets of 4x8 by 1" foam. I really wanted to do led tape behind some of the panels, but it just didn't work out time wise.
 

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Amiers

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Been a hot minute since I posted something. A dance company that’s passing through SCPA.

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