Hey, I am currently doing a production of Ragtime at a community theatre just outside of Chicago. As part of the design I am looking at a vivid skyscape filled with brilliant colors. The colors would change within the clouds to make the appearance of time changing. (setting sun, rising sun...ect...) I also am looking at tying the vivid colors in the sky to respond to the emotion presented in each scene. The clouds would be made by using gobos. My problem: Since the show is complex filled with many emotions (many that change throughout the course of the scene), I am looking for seamless transitions between colors. Being that this is a community theatre, I am working under a small budget. What I have been thinking: Ideally I looked into Sea Changers. However, the cost is wayyy out of budget. Next I was thinking scrollers--they dont have as seamless transition between colors, but at least I would still have the colors. Again, the budget issue comes in to play. I then thought about using three instruments focused on the same area, each a different color and then mixing using the three instruments. However, I am then using three dimmers for each cloud and I would run out of dimmers. Also, I would have to triple my gobo order...adding to the cost factor. SO...that has been my thought process for the past couple of weeks. Right now I am thinking the scrollers would be the best/most logical option...if we can find some cheaply. I am looking for some input, hoping that I am over thinking this whole thing. Any ideas? Thank you ahead of time!!!