Constant Power for LED units

With all the new gear people are using, Stage Directions asked me to write about the power needed for LED and Automated lighting units. Actually, any unit that has an internal power supply. Here’s a PDF of the article published in the May 2015 issue....

Laying a Masonite Deck

This article is by G. Patrick McCreary. He was my TD at Bennington over 30 years ago. Patrick wrote this while TD at Indiana University of PA in 2013. It has been my experience over the past 25 years or so that “DURON”, a product of The Masonite Corporation, makes an...

Lighting Units Altman

BCS owned the following LEKOs 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″6″ x 9″6″ x 8″6″ x 12″6″ x 16″ ERS (Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlights) are also sometimes known by their brand names, especially *Leko, short for Lekolite, the name...

Scale Ruler, how to measure.

A quick how-to on using an architect scale ruler and completing a Scale Ruler worksheet for Drafting in scale. 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...

Clove Hitch

TThe Clove Hitch can be used to tie a rope to a cord of a truss or pipe. It is also a good choice when securing cable drops to truss. TA Clove Hitch will maintain its grip on a pipe as long as weight is applied. The more weight, the tighter the grip. Once you release...

Sheet Bend

A Sheet Bend is used to tie two ropes of different sizes together. In entertainment we might drop a tie line down to haul up a heavier rope. Use the Sheet Bend to connect them. TNeed to send up one end of a cable? Use a sheet bend with tie line.