Dimmers (3)

This is the NEW Dimmer rack at the Edward R. Murrow High School. This rack holds 98 2.4K dimmers Another photo showing the main cut off switch. Here we see the control panels for the computer driven house light system. To program the system, we use a program on a...

Dimmers (2)

We’ve recycled our patch panel! It is now Light LAb! This is a patch panel. Sort of looks like an old telephone operator’s plug board  This is a patch panel. Sort of looks like an old telephone operator’s plug board Here we can see all the circuits waiting to be used....

Dimmers (1)

The wiring diagram on the right shows the path of electricity. Starting from the three phase breaker, which is located in the large circuit breaker box, you can follow the path of the hot wire all the way to the circuit. To see this image in more detail, click it....

Light Lab

This is the old patch panel which has been recycled. Ariel took on the responsibility of completing our light lab. Ariel has served as Master Electrician for a few shows in our small theater. Her next assignment partners her with Laura for Man of La Mancha. Laura is...

Lamp life, color temperature

In response to a question to me off Pro-Sound Web's Lighting Forum.   "If I went with the identical lamp that's in this fixture, are you saying that it would be a more "brown appearing lamp"? You made that reference but am wondering if...

Brian’s list of Tech Books (2)

++ Dada and Surrealist Film, Edited by Rudolf E. Kuenzli; The Mit Press -Cambridge, MA. 1996 ISBN: 0262-61121-X. This collection of 13 original essays analyzes connections between film and two highly influential 20th century movements. +++ Dada and Surrealist Film,...

Brian’s list of Tech Books

Here is a list of books I have or have read at one time or another and am looking for once gain. (The ones with no info behind their title.) The list has stars denoting their sefulness. One star is pretty much useless and a waste of money. Two stars is for a book...

Brian’s Steps to repairing a cable: Very Long…

Brian has been generous enough to contribute several pages of info to us and we are very thankful. I’ll warn you though that the pages are filled with a lot of info. Take your time in reading what’s here. As Brian admits, he types FAST! (Preliminary...

Head Worn Microphones

Behind the ear mics are called Ear Clips. The almost finished product on Elize’s ear. This clip was a touch big for her ear, so we added a piece of tape We used a piece of heat shrink tubing for most of the unit. You can see we’ve used two pieces of 18ga. wire. I...

Hellerman Tool

This scary looking thing is a Hellerman ToolWhen I first saw this thing, I started thinking about interesting horror movies. Here’s how it works. The rubber sleeve fits over the three pointy prongs. Squeeze the handle and the prongs spread the open creating a space...

Sound board

Our board was having some problems. Two channels were not working and we could use some more as it was. So, I called a local equipment rental company. They had a 24 channel board they would rent for $150 per week. When I went to pick it up, I decided to simply...

Murrow’s Sound Equipment

Here’s what we have. The links are to the web sites that contain info about each piece of equipment and may even have a copy of the manual.  Our sound rack. It’s being stored in our tool cage at the moment. We goofed a little. When we were designing the rack, we...
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