Hollywood vs. Soft Covered Flats

wemeck

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Mar 3, 2003
Location
Chicago, IL, USA
Over the last year we have been cleaning out the shop and have gotten rid of all but the tallest of our soft covered flats. The tall flats come in handy for masking. Even at SIUC we were really only using soft-covered flats for flying wall units and masking. Have your shops made the conversion as well?
 

soundman

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Sep 4, 2003
Location
Nashville TN
We try not to use softflats when doors are anywhere nearby because the shaken affect made by slaming/closen a door looks fake. They are good for masking though
 

soundman

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Sep 4, 2003
Location
Nashville TN
we have enough hard 4*8s to build a nice little room and then some door ways and one or 2 window flats. Also we have 2*8 and 3*8 for when you just need a little more.
 

wemeck

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Mar 3, 2003
Location
Chicago, IL, USA
During the strike of lost in yonker I had the crew save all the hoolywood flats with the exception of two archs and one small wall unit. I am a little worried about over stock of the flats. But I have Hello Dolly in the spring and that is looking to be a big show. If push came to shove, i would canabolize them for the lumber.