Monthly Archives: August 2013

Digital Lighting Effects for “The Wolverine”

Ok, we usually discuss music and/or physical lighting for theatre/show/entertainment on this blog.  But since I know someone who works in the movie industry doing digital VFX lighting, I thought our readers would find this article interesting. http://www.fxphd.com/blog/de-age-vfx-fxphd-prof-tahl-niran-breaks-down-the-wolverine/  

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FOH Article – How to Mic a Piano

I really like this article from the July 2013 issues of Front of House (FOH) magazine.  Miking Piano      by Jamie Rio Highlights include: Regardless of the piano type, use two mics, one for the high strings, one for the … Continue reading

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Making a wooden lawn chair

Awesome stop motion photography of the making of a wooden lawn chair.  No people! http://www.wimp.com/lawnchair/  

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What’s a “Birdie” light? Less than Par

Many in theatre lighting are familiar with a “birdie” light.  It’s a small, typically 6″ long par style fixture that uses an MR16 or similar lamp inside.  Basically a tiny parcan.  But what’s the orgin of the term?  My friend … Continue reading

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Obscure Engineering Conversion Factors

~ Ratio of an igloo’s circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi~ 2000 pounds of Chinese Soup = Won ton~ 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope ~ Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = … Continue reading

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