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Question about gobos and ETC Source Four Jr

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by stevefox, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. stevefox

    stevefox Member

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    I've been lurking here for a while, but now I have a question that I need help on!

    I'm (unofficially) in charge of my schools lighting and sound crew. Recently I was approached by the person in charge of the decorations for the Christmas choir and band concert about different things we can and can't do. I've had the idea for a while about projecting the schools logo onto the curtain behind the risers the choirs gather on. They liked the idea. Here's where I need help.

    What equipment do we need to get a gobo to work with a ETC Source Four Jr? This will be the second year with the Source Fours, so we don't have any accessories for them.

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. soundman

    soundman Well-Known Member

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    Charc Well-Known Member

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    CB member and Apollo rep Kelite will be able to help you make your custom gobo, of any material.
     
  4. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Err, not quite. City Theatrical is a manufacturer and does not sell direct. Where are you stevefox? Milwaukee? I suggest contacting one of these Authorized Dealers for the City Theatrical Cat#2165. (The one in the middle.)
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    As an alternative, you could also ask the companies below for ETC Part#400PH-M.

    http://www.mainstage.com/
    Grand Stage Company
    http://www.theacmecorp.com/
    Welcome to Clearwing Productions

    Also see Apollo's site for artwork specfications for your custom gobo. CB member [user]Kelite[/user] can help you if you have any questions. Apollo does not sell direct either, but can assist you in purchasing from one of its dealer network. He'll even help you fill out the custom gobo order form to take to your friendly local dealer.


    Hey [user]Kelite[/user], considering how many recommendations Control Booth gives Apollo, would it be possible to add our link under Apollo/Support/Education/Links?
     
  5. SHARYNF

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    see my comments in your other thread, there are advantages for the gobo route here mainly possibly with the brightness of the logo. I was looking at a similar situation and decided to use a projector. If you wanted a lighting effect from a pattern liked the GAM series then I'd go with a gobo.
    Sharyn
     
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    Thanks for all the help everyone! I'll be sure to pass on this information to whoever's going to order the items.

    And yes, I am in Milwaukee. :)
     
  7. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    We have at least one college student in Milwaukee. Perhaps you two can hook up once the school year starts back up. Or have a field trip to Mecca, aka Middleton.;)
     
  8. gafftapegreenia

    gafftapegreenia CBMod CB Mods

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    Ay that would be me, the student in Milwaukee,. Expect a PM shortly.
     
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    I custom gobo will run you about 90 bucks for the first cut and about 50 for every cut after. They really like it when you give them an image in a jpeg file format. FYI source four jr's take a different sized gobo's than the source four.
     
  10. Kelite

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    Yes Steve, depending upon the ambient light in the room a Source Four Jr will more than likely give you the punch you require at a reasonable distance. The curtain may provide a bit of a headache, assuming it hangs in a 'gathered' state as opposed to 'flat as a board' state.
    Consider the hang of the curtain before spending your hard earned cash on a custom gobo by first projecting and stock pattern you may already have. Heck, if you don't have an M sized gobo, you may cut a pop can into a 66mm round shape and cut some type of design in it (carefully). Project this from several hang points to get the best image on the curtain, and then you'll know what to expect from your school's logo.

    Also, Apollo has Source Four Jr pattern holders for both steel and/or glass, so both the gobo and the pattern holder can drop ship directly to your theater- keeping the shipping down to one package!




    Thank you Derek, and to the many other family members of CB who have been very kind to mention Apollo when solutions to lighting problems arise. I will certainly get the CB link onto the Apollo links/education page as soon as I can!

    (I'll bet today or tomorrow!)


    Thanks again all- :)
     
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    The one we want to project the light on is flat, hung a few yards behind the primary curtain.

    I think we'll be ordering from Apollo's stock designs quite a bit, as my school is a parochial school and Apollo has some nice parochial designs. We might have to add a few extra lights so we can use more of these at once! :grin:
     
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    With a new Apollo catalog in the works, please let me know your mailing address, and we'll be sure to send a fresh catalog (printed and/or CD) hot off the press when released!


    Thanks again for your thoughtful question and kind response.
     

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