Small fire at a big concert

Fire at the American Airlines Center in Dallas during a Rihanna concert. Using fire on stage is a very serious undertaking. Even the professionals have bad days. If your HS director wants to have even the simplist of candles on stage, advise them against it. News...

GAM’s Prism gizmo for lighting units

Scott Parker visited with GAM’s Joe Tawil at the USITT 2011 Conference in Charlotte NC. Joe showed off GAM’s newest wizz-bang Prism rotator that slips into the gel frame slot of your lighting unit. It’s an overview and slightly commercial in nature....

Rosco’s Gobo Rotator highlights

Scott Parker visited with Rosco’s Chad Tiller at the USITT 2011 Conference in Charlotte NC. Chad showed off Rosco’s newest wizz-bang line of gobo rotators. It’s an overview and slightly commercial in nature. Enjoy.

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...