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Hollywood vs. Soft Covered Flats

Discussion in 'Scenery, Props, and Rigging' started by wemeck, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. wemeck

    wemeck Active Member

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    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?
     
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    Glad to see a lot of theater construction people on the board!!! :lol:
     
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    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
     
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    What sizes and how extensive is your stock flat collection? soft and hard covered.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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