Technical Design Solutions for Theatre

ISBN-10: 0240804929

ISBN-13: 9780240804927

Edition: 2002

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A reference of tips, this text presents a collection of single-focus articles on technical production solutions published by the Yale School of Drama.
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/19/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

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.

Costumes
Collaborating in Metal Costume Construction
Building Authentic Elizabethan Ruffs
A Milliner's Approach to Maskmaking: Part I
A Milliner's Approach to Maskmaking: Part II
Collapsible Change Booths
Lighting
Labeling and Storing Electrical Cable
Extending the Life of Strip-Light Color Media
Inexpensive MR16 Lamp Holders
Lighting Effects
A Schmitt-Trigger Practical Switch
Moving Leaves by the Power of Spring
A Ground-Fog Generating System
A Phase-Changing Moon Box
The World's Brightest Glowing Thing
Disappearing Footlights
Modifying Kodak's Fun-Flash for Theatrical Effects
Simultaneous Realtime Control of Sound and Light with MIDI
A Sure-Shot Fireball Effect
A Motorized, Mirrored Rain Effect
Theatrically Safe Outdoor Bonfires
A Free-Falling Ball of Light
Painting
Using Embossed Wallpaper for Low Relief
Dyeing Marble Patterns into Fabric
A Durable, Rough Texture Coating for Scenery and Props
Shop-Made Naugahyde
Simple and Inexpensive Stained Glass
Creating an Antique Mirror Effect
Props
More Stage Blood
Low-Tech Ghost Effects: Moving Furniture
Latchless Rotating Shelving
Rat Trap Stage Trick
A Flashing Cane for Casting Spells
Building Distorting Mirrors
Pneumatic Debris Cannons
A Recycled-Bike Rig for a "Zinging" Puppet
A Simple Approach to Complicated Theatrical Sculpture
Ornate Chandeliers Made Simple
Maskmaking 101
Creating a Glass-Block Effect
The Cheap, Easy, and Effective Snow Machine
Rigging Hardware
A Mini-Pinrail for Counterweight Rails
Shop-Built Scenery Bumpers & Rollers
A Quick Release for Drops
A Pneumatically Tripped Circular Curtain
A Modular Aluminum Drop Rig
A Quiet Glide and Unistrut Traveler System
Pneumatic Drop Boxes
A Quick-Load Floor Pulley Design
Rigging Techniques
A Simple Approach to Stretching Drops
Panel-Tipping Rig
Quiet Heavy-Duty Traveler Track
Self-Trimming Flown Units
A Flying Rig for Low-Ceiling Theaters
Adjustable Scenery Picks of Unistrut
An Irising Portal
Safety
A Stock Safety Rail System
CO[subscript 2] Fire Suppression System for Theatrical Fire Effects
Scenery
Lightweight Acting Cubes
Step Modules for Stock 6:12 or 8:10 Stairs
Flexi-Pitch Escape Stairs
A No-Weld Spiral Staircase
Pinless (and Painless) Pipe Pockets
Spot-Welding Scrim with Sobo
Handrail Armatures for a Grand Staircase
Tube Steel Perimeter Framing for Flats
Triscuit Cart
A Pre-Cambered Overhanging Ceiling
Whalers -- Low-Profile Stiffeners for Steel-Framed Flats
A Space-Saving Rain Wall
Fabric Hinges for Space Frame Flats
PVC Framing for Non-Weight-Bearing Scenery
A Modified Parallel Platform Unit for Audience Risers
Scenery Decks
Bondo Floor Repairs
The Triscuit-Studwall Deck System
Using Medium-Density Fiberboard as a Deck Lid
The Steel-Framed Texas Triscuit
A Frameless Turntable
Sand on Stage: Minimum Weight, Maximum Effect
Scenery Electronics
A Miniature Chase Controller
A Low-Voltage Cue-Light System
Focusable Cue Lights
Scenery Hardware
A Second Drive for Elevator Door Movement
A Telescoping Fire Pole
A Self-Paging Cable Tray
Nylon Rollers Revisited
A Pipe and Ball-Bearing Pivot
Weld-on Holes
A Wheel-less Revolve
A Tensioning Sheave for a Deck Winch System
A Spectacular Electrified Fence
Scenery Mechanics
A Pneumatic Floor Lock System
Tap-Water Hydraulic Power
A System for Rotating Linked Periaktoi
A Telescope-Stabilized Lift Rig
A Spring-Driven Revolve
Single-Orientation Curved Tracking
Rotating Doors
A Pneumatic Tab Turner
Roller Chain Turntable Drives
A Hand-Driven Endless-Loop Turntable Drive
A Plausible, Practical Raft
Flipping Trap Unit
A Control Rig for a Down-Opening Trapdoor
Mini Paint Roller Piston
Scenery Tools
A Swivel Caster Bolt-Hole Jig
A Shop-Built Adjustable Router Fence
A Tool for Mass-Producing Homasote Brickface
A Hot-Wire Bow for Cutting Blue Foam
A Shop-Built Circle Guide for Torch-Cutting
Scene Shop Tuffets
Improved Scene Shop Tuffets
A 4-Sided Steel-Marking Gauge
A Jig for Cutting Ellipses
Sound
How to Use Your Headset as a Page Mic
Amplified-to-Line Signal Converter
Two Head Attachment Methods for Wireless Microphones
A Device to Determine Sound System Polarity
Making a Prop Tape Player Cueable
A Bench-Built XLR Cable Tester
Inexpensive Digital Noise Reduction
Two-Scene Sound Control
Recreating an Acoustic Space with Discrete-6 Recording
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