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Speakers on castors?
 
September 17, 2022   •   8 posts   •   230 views
 
Sound, Music, and Intercom
 
 

rgodfrey said — Since my hobby has been lighting I have not had much do to with sound for most of my life (other than listening and basic setup) I am not exactly sure about this. The theatre we ...

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Dam Busters
 
September 14, 2022   •   14 posts   •   433 views
 
Lighting and Electrics
 
 

jonjon said — Hi All have heard this term used a few time now but never wanted to feel silly asking... But what are dam busters and when/why are they used? thanks guys.

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Pin Spots
 
September 17, 2022   •   10 posts   •   255 views
 
Lighting and Electrics
 
 

Robert F Jarvis said — We want to bring up 6 faces in turn. Estimate 20' from bar to face. Needs to be tight - about 18" - 2' . DMX controlled. Prefer color but white in a pinch. Recomendations?

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Styrofoam Steps
 
September 14, 2022   •   9 posts   •   265 views
 
Scenery, Props, and Rigging
 
 

gmff said — I need steps that are light to pick up. The wooden steps are very heavy (60 LBS). The steps are 2' x 2'x 3' and 2 x 2 x 4. I want to make them from foam that is rugged enough to ...

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Dimming a Dimmable T8 LED tube in a non-dimming Fixture?
 
September 14, 2022   •   5 posts   •   180 views
 
Lighting and Electrics
 
 

SteveMcQueen said — I'm looking at this fixture and want to put dimmable T8 lamp in it. And I would like it to be dimmable. If I install this ballast can I dim the bulbs?

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Help! Pop-up tree rigged from below?
 
September 15, 2022   •   5 posts   •   162 views
 
Scenery, Props, and Rigging
 
 

melonw said — So, I could use some help. I'm designing the set for a production of Hamlet and seem to have promised a magical pop-up willow tree for the staging of Ophelia's death (she descends ...

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Determining Adequate Square footage for Shops?
 
September 14, 2022   •   4 posts   •   167 views
 
Scenery, Props, and Rigging
 
 

Cristian said — Hello everyone! We recently opened a new performing arts center and grew by three venues (recent-ish. 2019). The shops also became stewards of all of the department productions ...

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Spanset life span
 
September 13, 2022   •   7 posts   •   295 views
 
Scenery, Props, and Rigging
 
 

kalollcell said — hello need some advice, i have a lot of spa set that i purchase un 2017, they are brand new and still in the box. Is it still safe to use it for rigging? I understand span set ...

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Would you buy a used HME DX200 Wireless Intercom for this?
 
September 17, 2022   •   5 posts   •   139 views
 
Sound, Music, and Intercom
 
 

LesWilson said — We are a small private school and do a 4 showings of our musical once a year. We've rented a 4 drop HMEdx200 wireless intercom for many years at a discounted rate and used it with ...

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What are these!???????
 
September 16, 2022   •   2 posts   •   160 views
 
Scenery, Props, and Rigging
 
 

brucek said — These have been hanging around backstage in the scene shop area of the Academy of Music in Northampton MA (built 1891) for as long as anyone I know can remember. What the hell ...

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