Rotozip

 As seen on TV! The RotoZip. Yup, that tool you see on TV, late at night. The very kind folks at the RotoZip company sent us a few units to try out. Here, we're setting up to cut the circles for Anythig goes.
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Routers

A router is an extremely versatile tool. It's another spinning tool requiring all long hair and loose clothing to be tied back/up... The motor housing sits in a frame that allows you to adjust the blade's depth via raising and lowering the motor. The frame has two handles. This one has a D handle that also contains a trigger switch. 1p3.jpg

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Scale Ruler on a Light Plot

How to use a scale ruler to add dimensions to a light plot. 

 

Here's the worksheet I created for the exercise.

Here's the paper version of the Scale Rulers. When you print these out, be sure you have the print output set to No Scaling. The pdf needs to print full size to be in the proper scale. I suggest you still check it with an actual ruler. Also, if you make copies, double check those as well. I've had copiers enlarge/reduce by just 1-3% and it knocks everything off.

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Scale Ruler Worksheet

A quick how-to on using an architects' scale ruler and completing a Scale Ruler worksheet for my Drafting & Drawing and my Fundamentals class at CSU.


Reading and/or measuring with a scale ruler is a basic skill required for many involved with design and/or technical theater.
A copy of the worksheet and the paper version of the scale rulers are posted here.

ScaleRulerAll3.pdf

scale_ruler_worksheet.pdf

Paper Work

The script is the paperwork of the author to the audience. It just takes to rest of us to bring that paperwork to life. The creative team uses the script to discover what the author wishes to say. But then, we need to communicate how we wish to say our interpretation, our design, etc... Our paperwork visually shows all that stuff we want the tech crew to build, to hang, to rig, to sew, etc.


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Shop Drawings for Platforming

Seen here is the shop drawing for out folding platform. When you take a closer look, you will see the cut list and the shopping list on the right. The ground plan view is to the left, front view on top-left and the end of the platform is on top, to the right.  shopdwg

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Scale

 When we use "scale" we are enabling us to use a small drawing to diagram a larger project. If we wanted an extremely accurate drawing of an object, we would draw a picture of it at Full Scale. That is, draw it full size. For every foot of object you would have a foot of drawing. You could trace an object and that would be "life Size," or "full scale."

 

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Subcategories

SFX EFX

Special Effects for the stage is a wide ranging area of stage magic. Making a light flash, and door swing open on its own, making "fire" on stage could all be considered special effects. Several articles here may also belong to other categories. Such as electrics, rigging, sound, etc...

Rigging

Overview of general rigging items. Knots are under their own menu item.

Knots for Theater

Overview of general rigging items. Knots are under their own menu item.