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Discussion in 'New Member Board' started by brucegoodman, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. brucegoodman

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    I found this site while looking for info on periaktois and started browsing the threads. Lots of activity is nice. I married a drama major and we've been doing live theatre for 30 yrs now. Mostly church and community theatre. But she's a good director and our repeat audience has gotten pretty big. For a long time I only had to be Man #3 because of the lack of men. But now due to my electrical, electronic, and woodworking skills, I'm a soundman, prop builder, lighting asst. and Man#3. But since I don't work in the business its good to have input from people who do this full time.
    Thanks for your input.
     
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    Welcome (of course, I'm a newbie myself but welcome anyway)
    Are you still looking for info on periaktoi? We built some for Charlie Brown last year if you need any help.
     
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    Welcome aboard, it's good to have all levels of experience. I bet you'll have some interesting insights from your perspective.
     
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    Welcome, and what is a p-thingy?
     
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    hello, first post to this site!!

    Periactoids are three sided structures (picture three flats connected to form a triangle) which will often have three different scenes on each face. Very useful in environments where you have limited space or resources.
     
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    Let me too say Welcome to Controlbooth. It is great to have another experienced member around,
     
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    First off, welcome!!!

    Second, how is it that you say you don't work in the business? From what you wrote, you most certainly do work in this business. You might not get paid for your work, but that is quite different than what you have said!!!:lol:

    Again, welcome!!!

    Dennis
     
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    tdbatman
    Still looking for info. Were your's at a fixed position on stage and rotate around a pivot point, or did they move and rotate? What did you skin them with? If you skinned them with canvas, how was your vertical stability and straightness? Any problems with audience site lines? Any other problems?
    Thanks for your reply
    Dennis
    You are correct, I do work in the field, I just don't get paid.
     
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    Just a small thing but in that the site is educational, the term is Periaktoi (plural).

    dwt1
     
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    It's all greek to me .........
    :twisted:
     
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    You are correct. My bad. Periaktoi! My Greek is as bad as my Latin. When I first started researching them, I was told they were called triaktois. Made sense to me. Ever hear them called that?
     

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