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Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by gafftaper, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    I know there is a thread for show pictures but I thought there might be some interesting Seachanger discussion so it might be good to start a new thread.
    So we just closed the first show in the new black box "Anna in the tropics". I designed lights, designed/built the set... plus all the tables and the podium if you want to get really picky with credit.
    Here's the pre-show. 8 Seachanger profiles with 50 and 70 degree lens tubes using Rosco "Blobs" gobos doing I think Roscolux 03.
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    Built that huge deck for one scene... but it looked nice. Rosco Medium Leaf Breakup gobos from Selecon's. The rest is PARnells with Roscolux 60 and 02
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    Here are the factory workers rolling cigars while they listen to the reading of "Anna Karenina". Seachanger Wash lights are doing downlight of Roscolux 02, Seachanger profiles with Rosco Blob gobos are now doing roscolux 06... but it's almost impossible to see in this particular scene. The show was done in a thrust or 3/4 configuration. The guy on the far left in this picture is "the lector" and the director had to place the podium about 4 feet from the audience. It was SO hard getting light on his face there without blinding the person sitting inches away. I'm disappointed, I did quite a bit of texture painting to the floor but it doesn't show in these photos (lot's of spray bottle fun!). We noticed after the show was running that my floor paint job looked a lot like a slice of bread from the control booth. You can sort of see why in this shot.
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    Gambling at a "chicken" fight (the website won't let me use the real word)... got the down light Seachanger Wash lights doing Roscolux 318 overhead and the adjacent ones doing Roscolux 19
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  2. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Continued because I can't post all the pictures in the same message...

    The seduction scene... starts out with the Seachanger Wash doing Roscolux 34 (I think) with a few conventional Roscolux 60's around.
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    Then just before they kiss we fade to just one Seachanger Wash down doing Roscolux 339... I couldn't get them to kiss for the photo... Lame!
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    len Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. IIRC the Seachanger has an amber flag in it, so you can do more than the old HES Colormerge. Either way, a color mixer is always a nice tool to have.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Very pretty pictures, [user]gafftaper[/user], but we want to see your VectorWorks plot, and the WYG renderings!
     
  5. Pie4Weebl

    Pie4Weebl Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    I'd settle for just a plot.
     
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    Plot! Plot! Plot! :)
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    First, he has to figure out how to scan in the cocktail napkin!
     
  8. phil000

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    Looks good gaff
    Our school just got in 4 seachangers, only took 2 months from order to arrival!!

    >:I

    Not happy, they missed 2 of our 4 shows this year, the second one I was co-ordinating and they came in during tech week, I was mega pissed.



    ...anyway...

    I'm excited to actually touch them!
     
  9. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    You are actually quite close. I probably won't have the time to learn VW until this summer. One of the guys here was kind enough to help me out in editing the original building prints down to a nice PDF file of just the catwalks. I printed that out and hand drew the plot. SO no plot it is coming.

    I sort of described the plot in another thread. It's a thrust stage configuration. There is Roscolux 02 coming in from about 4:30 and 10:30 and Roscolux 60 coming in from 1:30 and 7:30. I put the Seachanger wash lights as Slightly back... down light. Then the Seachanger profiles came in at 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00 with the Rosco "Blobs" gobos. Four Inky's under the platform. Six PARNells to light the top of the platform. A few specials and it's done. About 70 instruments total in the rig. No fresnels in the plot... that palette didn't arrive in time.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Notice the importance of spelling. I'd think you could have gotten the palette from Strand, or made it yourself, but I'm guessing you meant the pallet of fixtures is delayed by common carrier.

    Guess what I found yesterday in the ControlBooth FAQs?
    Avoid posting using all caps. IT LOOKS LIKE AND WILL BE INTERPRETED AS YOU ARE SHOUTING! Also, post using proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation. It makes posts a lot easier to comprehend, and it represents you to the world. English shortcuts (neways, 2 instead of too, etc.) and slang in every other word may work for instant messaging, but it has no place at ControlBooth.com.
     
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    Oh great, now Derek feels justified. *runs and hides*
     
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    I'll still use the vernacular I use in almost all of my posts, or alter grammar in favor of the way I intend my post to be read. It's like poetry, you can change anything you want, maybe I should try haiku CB posts?
     
  13. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Let's guess which member of the senior team volunteered to update that part of the FAQ.
    Neways... back to the topic of the thread which I believe wasn't spelling before it was hijacked.
    ;)
     
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  14. porkchop

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    charc terrible plan
    haiku is not for this place
    free verse is better

    hijack should probably end
    more on seachangers coming....

    (wow that took more thought than I thought it would)
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    To my knowledge, that part of the FAQ has not been updated since it was written by the original author, whom I assume to be [user]dvsDave[/user].

    BTT: For a link to a production of Anna that didn't, (I suspect), use color changers. But still no GAM#217 Jungle Leaf gobos!
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Sadly I couldn't get Jungle Leaf because the winner of the bid process bid Rosco. I live in a very complicated world. :(
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    THE gobo designed for Death of a Salesman in 1947.
     

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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Opps :oops: For some reason I thought you were talking about an Apollo product. I feel dumb.
     
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    GAM#217, AP#MS-3573, and Rosco#77731 are all very close, and are all my favorites. I can't wait until I can spec them for a moving light!
     
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    I'm jealous, by the way. My TD seems to love buying new DMX controlled lights of all kinds (I had a $2500 budget for new fixtures for Sunday in the Park with George.), but no seachangers. 10 DMX "intelligents" and a Hog, but no seachangers.
     

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