Category Archives: Theatre Technology

Labeling Wireless Microphone “Shoe Bags”

Often in theatre, shoe bags are used to deploy body pack style wireless microphones, as well as small props.  One issue I’ve had is labeling the shoe bag pockets with the actor/character name.  Since I use cloth shoe bags, gaff … Continue reading

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Broadway Show Review – Matilda

A few weeks ago we held had our annual trip to see several Broadway shows.  This is a review of the lighting and sound for “Matilda” at the Shubert theatre.  I’m not going to review the overall show -there are … Continue reading

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Lycian Spotlight Repair – Brass Paper Fastener shorting the light

A few weeks ago we were asked to repair a Lycian HP Midget follow spot (model 1209).  The spot stopped igniting (starting the arc) more than a year ago, although one person did say it worked once after being sidelined. … Continue reading

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Martin M-Play : Fader Wing for M-PC and other M products

Martin just announced a fader wing (control surface) for their M products, including M-PC. This is a companion to the M-Touch that we use with M-PC software. For now, here at WindWorks Design, we are sticking with our M-Touch as … Continue reading

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Laser Light Show Software with Fedora

Brendan works with us at WindWorks Design, and contributes occasionally to the blog.  Here’s a link to an article and interview with Brendan from Fedora Magazine. https://fedoramagazine.org/creating-laser-light-show-with-fedora/ https://fedoramagazine.org/creating-laser-light-show-with-fedora/    

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Shop Tools and Tips – Boelube

I sometimes get questions about how we build some of our custom projects, both musical gear as well as theatre props and special effects.  Inspired by one of our favorite YouTube publishers, Applied Science, here is the first of what … Continue reading

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Fun Home – a review of the Broadway show

  Fun Home – a review of the Broadway show by Max B. Beautiful. I had seen the performance done at the Tony awards, but that was basically it. I didn’t know much more. I didn’t need to. You don’t … Continue reading

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James Turrell – not great lighting art

I have studied James Turrell’s work, and seen it in person at the installation in the Guggenheim museum in NYC.  As the 3rd paragraph in the NY Times article excerpt below indicates, you are sitting in a very, very dark … Continue reading

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DMX Wiring Over Cat5 or Cat6 Cable

I did not know there was a “standard” way to wire a DMX on cat5 cable.  This is from Pathway Connectivity Solutions. http://www.pathwayconnect.com/images/stories/wiring/Pathway-DMX-Wiring-Guidev2.pdf

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Roland M-200i – Scene Recall Issue

  Dear Roland, Earlier this month I was using our new Roland 200i digital mixing console for a theater show (see posting below). This show was my first time using scene memory recall. This feature is very important when there … Continue reading

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