Pools, Waterfalls, …

However, let’s get the pool built. First, pools take a lot more water than most people realize. A small pool 10″ deep and 4’ diameter contains 78 gallons of water. 78 gallons of water weighs 650 pounds, or, at 10″ deep, 51 pounds per square foot. That is a lot of...

General Wet Stuff

Techie’s Corner As a continuation of last month’s column about “Rain On Stage”, this month’s column will focus on water on stage. Specifically, water in sinks. Next month, I will wind up this topic with a discussion of other types of water such as...

Rain

Water can be a great tool to add realism to the stage. We will be adding more water effects as they become available. We are thankful to Michael Powers for several articles on the wet stuff.    Michael Powers has graciously allowed us to reprint his articles on the...

Fire part IV

Well, here we are again at the Techie’s Corner. This month, we will wind up our section on methods of creating fake fire for the stage with a brief discussion on torches, candles and lanterns. Torches have been around, well, forever. In fact torches have been...

Fire part III

Hello and welcome to the TECHIE’S CORNER. When last I wrote we were discussing fire. This month’s column will touch on”Fire the Old Fashioned Way”. Fire has been a major problem in civilized urban areas as long as man has been civilized and...