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how to do a comet?

Discussion in 'Special Effects' started by ulze, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. ulze

    ulze Member

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    we need a comet in a play at our school-
    the comet must be "built" with light-
    it appears for 20 sec.
    it should go from the left side to the right


    our solution now is:
    we take a spot (i hope its also called spot in usa) with a gobos and then hang it on the right side of the stage (in the stage) and move it by hand


    any other solutions?
    it mustnt be too expensive! (we are a school)
     
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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    If by spot you mean leko, elipsoidal (sp), ERS, profile, yes that will work. If you mean spotlight (as in followspot), no that will not work (they don't take gobos). But for a simple low cost route, you have it. Get a good pair of insulated gloves.
     
  3. ulze

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    yes i mean profile... not followspot...
    i dont think that we need gloves cause its only 20 sec :D but good hint! (we'v tested it - its not so hot)
    and yes- it works also with a followspot! but the result it was too large
    => what we did: we took the aperture (i hope its called so) and built a metal plate with a whole (our comet) into it

    it was really funny :D and one of our drills broke down
     
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    The I-cue is the scanner mirror for a spot. I like to say that it's the "poor man's scanner", because most good-quality scanners are more than five times the cost of the I-cue. You can purchase cheaper ones, but they generally don't have as much power as a spot if it has a high-wattage lamp in it.
     

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