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Assume the “fix it” position with your Elation 575E fixture

  We had a lamp explode this winter in one of our Elation Design Spot 575E’s during final tech rehearsal.  Beyond needing a new $200 lamp, the lamp failure also cracked both of the heat absorbing filters.  Replacing he heat … 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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Theatre Tech Review – “Ghost” at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

This summer I took my annual theatre trip to NYC for my ongoing study of lighting and sound design at professional theatres. This year’s trip included “Tribes”, performed at the Barrow Street Theatre (see the previous post for the review … Continue reading

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Theatre Tech Review – “Tribes” at the Barrow Street Theatre NYC

This summer I took my annual theatre trip to NYC for my ongoing study of lighting and sound design at professional theatres.  This year’s trip included “Ghost” (that review will be coming later), and “Tribes”, performed at the Barrow Street … Continue reading

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Matthew Albanese – incredible still life photography via dioramas

Cool miniatures! PetaPixel article on Matthew Albanese

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Vintage Lighting Console

Wow, this was state-of-the-art back in the 1930’s.

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Scenery Bumpers for Theatre

Have pipe battons too close to your lighting electrics in the theatre?  Here are some homebrew scenery bumpers made from a C-clamp and some bent conduit. One end of the bent conduit has a 3/8″ hold drilled only in one … Continue reading

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Side Light Down Tails

For years I’ve wanted side lights for the musicals and plays that I light in the local community.  But most of my shows involve 30 – 40 student actors, many of whom don’t have much theatre experience.  So using traditional … Continue reading

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A new kind of mirror ball motor

Reply to my request to rent a mirror ball motor for a local production of “The Wedding Singer”. I don’t really have a motor per say. What I do have is a squirrel cage and gear mechanism, connected to a … Continue reading

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