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Technical Design Solutions for Theatre

ISBN-10: 0240804902
ISBN-13: 9780240804903
Edition: 2002
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Description: The approaches and techniques given in this volume have been tested on stage or in a shop by students and professionals, so that theatre technicians can avoid having to reinvent the wheel with each new challenge.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 5/28/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

The approaches and techniques given in this volume have been tested on stage or in a shop by students and professionals, so that theatre technicians can avoid having to reinvent the wheel with each new challenge.

Sammler is Chair of the Department of Technical Design and Production at Yale School of Drama.

Harvey came to the Yale School of Drama's Technical Design and Production Department as a student in 1982 and has been on the faculty since he graduated in 1985. Now Technical Director for the Drama Department and the Department's unofficial scribe, he teaches Technical Writing and Computer Applications for Technical Managers.

Lighting
Hanging Cardboards
A System to Facilitate Hanging Lights
Another System to Facilitate Hanging Lights
Computer-Assisted Lighting Design
Acid-Cut Gobos
An Improved Boom-Base Sandbag
Easily Concealed Low-Profile Lighting Fixtures
Low-Cost ACL Fixtures
Two Devices to Simplify Cable Tracing
Lighting Effects
Simple Smoke
A Fog Machine Silencer
A Fog Manifold
Groundrow Fog Disperser
Pyro Stand
A Photographic Aid in the Preparation of Scenic Projections
A Fiber-Optic Star Drop
A Television Lighting Effect
Dancing Light
Painting
Theatrical Application of Aniline Dye
Metallic Painting Process
Frosting Plexiglas Windows with Beer and Epsom Salts
Texture Techniques Using Paper and Flexible Glue
Photo-Murals for the Stage
Painting Photographic Scenery Using Friskets
Photocopy Transfers
Two Periscopes for Full-Scale Cartooning
Easy Stenciling Technique
Props
Snowballs for the Stage
Artificial Canapes
Stage Blood
A Remote-Controlled Portable Water Source
Circuitry for a Remotely Dimmable Portable Lighting Practical
Remote-Control Live Fire
High-Volume, Low-Cost Modelling Clay
Gelatin Molds
A Remote-Controlled Flash Effect
Growing Flowers Onstage
Break-Away Glass: Formula and Process
A Butane Torch for Use Onstage
A Safe Lamp-Oil Torch
A Light-Sensitive Portable Practical
Faking Waterproof Beer Can Labels
Quick Casts in Under Two Hours
Liquefied Auto Body Putty
A Very Useful Snow Machine
Rigging Hardware
A Hinge Device to Facilitate Hanging Vertical Booms
Sandwich Batten Clamps
Spider-Cable Clamps
PVC and Steel Pipe Traveler System
The Internal Expansion Pipe Splice
A "Bulldog Clip" Quick-Release Rig
Phenolic Resin Pulleys: Out of the Skies and into the Future
Rigging Techniques
Flying Drops in Limited Fly Space
A Quick and Simple Rigging System
A Quick and Simple Rigging System: Addendum
A Simultaneous Travel-Fly Rig
A Travel-Fly Rig Modified
A Quiet Wire-Rope Curtain Track
Automatic Drop Tripping
Rotating Flats While Flying
Offset Flying
A Tracked System for Flying Actors
A Safe and Sag-Free Cable Curtain Track
A Parallel-Guide Rig
Safety
General Specifications for Stairs and Ladders
Compliance with Fire Safety
Determining Tension in Bridling Lines
Allowable Loads on Lumber-Nail Joints
A Comparison of Rope-Braking Devices
Fire Safety Handbook
Scenery
Sawdust Street Bricks
Decision Trees
Improved Soft-Covered Stock Masking Units
Mass-Producing Styrofoam Balusters
Laying Out Odd-Shaped Raked Decks
Free-Standing Curved Staircase
I-Beam Tracking System
A Measured Approach to Kerfing
Alternate Spike Marks
Scenery Decks
Stressed-Skin Platform Units
Modular Platform Legging
Open-Corner Platforms
Lap-Joint Decks
A Platform System
Two Methods of Constructing Terrain Decks
A Non-Skid Groundcloth
A Laminated Plywood Turntable
A Plasticene-Styrofoam Deck Plug
The "Perfect" Soft Floor
Scenery Electronics
Sliding Electrical Contacts
A Low-Voltage Remote Controller for Special Effects
Two Simple LED Circuits
A Touch-Tone Relay Controller for Special Effects
Programmable Logic Controllers
Scenery Hardware
Floor-Mount Curved Track Using Polyethylene Pipe
Underhung Hinge
Nylon Rollers
Nylon Rollers Modified
Zero-Throw Casters
A Simple Flush-Mount Hinge
An Elevator Door Hinge
Toggle-Clamp Locks
A Quick-Locking Jack
Scenery Materials
Corrugated (Kraft) Cardboard as a Scenic Material
Scenic Uses for Double-Stick Foam Tape
A Curved Handrail of WEP
Comparing Four Plastics as Scenery Glides
Plastic Glides: A Second Look
Structural Fiberglass and Its Applications
Scenery Mechanics
Basic Hydraulics
Low-Pressure Air Casters
Shop-Built Pneumatic Cylinders
Pneumatic Door Stabilizer
A Simple Lift Jack
Scenery Tools
Styrofoam Moulding Cutter
A Jig for Installing Roto Locks in Platform Decks
Homasote Brickface for the Stage
A Pantograph Moulding Jig
A System for Duplicating Tube Steel Frames
Door Vises for Edge Mortising
A Simple Cut-Off Jig
An Inexpensive Pipe-Clamp Bench Vise
An Ethafoam Rod Splitter
Sound
Using a Piano to Create a Reverberation Effect
A Versatile Audio Power Meter
Notes on Designing and Building a Concussion Mortar
An Inexpensive Monitor Microphone
A Simple Audio Compressor/Limiter
Horn-Hat Mics for Sound Reinforcement
An Audio Test-Tone Generator
Combined Topical Index: Volumes 1 & 2

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