Tag Archives: theater

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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ComClone (part 2) – shop built intercom interface

        Previously I described how I used Richard Crowley’s Comclone, to build two of my own shop built intercom.  For details about the project, see our blog posting Comclone – shop built intercom interface Now to build … Continue reading

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Comclone – shop built intercom interface

Another project we have been working on here at WindWorks Design is building our own production intercom interface.  Clear Com, Production Intercom, and Telex all use the same standard, and each requires a headset (earpiece & microphone) as well as … Continue reading

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Common “pipe” dimensions for audio/lights

Quick facts around common pipe and thread dimensions for lights and sound: Microphone stand threads:  5/8″ – 27 thread Camera tripod sockets: 1/4″ – 20 Theater batten/pipe:  1.5″  Schedule 40 Black Iron pipe Lighting C-Clamp yoke bolt: 1/2″ – 13 … Continue reading

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Projection mapping on moving objects

Use of projections and video playback devices continues to grow in nearly all forms of entertainment. What started as simple playback of videos or slides in a theatre or house of worship has quickly moved into concerts and beyond. Ranging … Continue reading

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Music Stand Light Glare – painting the support

If you use music stand lights that have a shiny silver support, you may find that the silver glares in your eyes from the lamp. There’s a simple solution – paint the support and spring clamp black on the musician side of the support. Continue reading

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Wireless Microphone Body Pack Setup

When prepairing wireless microphone body packs for amature stage actors (ie. high school productions), here are a few things to make sure you do before handing off the microphone. Continue reading

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Two Days at the Met

  Video showing in fast time lapse motion two days of set construction and operation of what it takes to run the Metropolitan Opera. http://nyti.ms/ZWol6L

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Night Before Christmas – Control Booth Edition

This link is from our friend Max: Hope you enjoy: http://www.controlbooth.com/forums/news/10439-twas-night-before-christmas-cb-edition.html

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Some thoughts on Acting by Sir Ian McKellen

With our music and lighting activities here at WindWorks Design, we often work with actors.  The YouTube video from Sir Ian McKellen presented below really illustrates the huge challenges that are presented to actors, compared to us technical types that … Continue reading

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