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

dbaxter

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IMG_0870.JPG IMG_0878.JPG IMG_0879.JPG IMG_0880.JPG Catching up on my set pics. The first is Mauritius. Nothing tricky here except maybe the hand-built display case wheeled around so the lighting was by radio-controlled battery LED strip. The other three are from The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, which opens tomorrow. Catering by a local brewery, so the bar will actually be serving beer/wine to the crowd before the show. The band setup looks real because it is. They play before the show too. Whatever it takes to get folks in the seats!
 

Aaron Clarke

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Richmond, IN
View attachment 17987 View attachment 17988 View attachment 17989 View attachment 17990 Catching up on my set pics. The first is Mauritius. Nothing tricky here except maybe the hand-built display case wheeled around so the lighting was by radio-controlled battery LED strip. The other three are from The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, which opens tomorrow. Catering by a local brewery, so the bar will actually be serving beer/wine to the crowd before the show. The band setup looks real because it is. They play before the show too. Whatever it takes to get folks in the seats!
The faux truss? look like its just 2x2's and maybe a little smaller for the webbing?
I need to make some of those up this fall and have just started to think how to do it. Been debating building something or trying to find old antenna tower.
 

Aaron Clarke

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Richmond, IN
I've been quite busy and haven't posted much. Here's some shots from some of my work this season.
First, The outsiders, set design. The entire house moved upstage 10' to provide an acting area for other scenes.
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New Year's Eve Gala- Come to the Cabaret! Event and lighting design.
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Robin Hood for our children's group. Set and lighting design, painting by a fantastic local artist. The story book stood 12' tall, 6' wide pages and turned for each new scene.
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dbaxter

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The faux truss? look like its just 2x2's and maybe a little smaller for the webbing?
I need to make some of those up this fall and have just started to think how to do it. Been debating building something or trying to find old antenna tower.
It's 2" foam insulation cut into strips. It is dense and light enough, you can screw it together (gently) and it holds.
{edit} I should point out, those lights aren't real, just mailing tube. And the chain is yellow plastic, painted black and is decorative. The 'truss' is suspended by 4 tie lines. It hardly weighs 2 pounds.
 
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RonHebbard

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Waterdown, ON, CA
Started to pick through a backlog of about 7000 shots this weekend. Here's The Glass Menagerie featuring my lighting design and technical direction.

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@Colin Did you have a tiny speaker secreted within the Victrola's horn and play music cues from within the actual horn?
Were the candles in the candelabra real or electronic??
Did you use a 90 volt source alternating at 25 Hertz to make the phones sound correct when rang??? ( Compared to how incorrect phones sound if / when rang by a 60 Hz. source. )
Inquiring minds (and nosy old geezers from Canada) want to know.

Sure looks pretty including the projection. I loved the angles and colors of your down, back and cross lights coupled with your director's blocking her / his cast such that they aren't shadowing each other's faces. Having a director who's attuned to various angles of lighting is a joy, if / when you're fortunate enough to work with one.
Your costume designer's period costumes look appropriately magnificent and show off your lighting effectively.
Footwear appeared appropriately period as well.
My vision is no longer adequate to speak to the makeup nor my expertise adequate to speak to the quality of wigs / timeliness of hair styling.
Thanks for posting your photos.
Toodleoo!
Ron Hebbard