January 16, 2019 at 1:49 pm #14935Angelique Powers
- Experience: 20+ years
- Scenic Status: Full Time Regular
I am in sample week for my next show at the UofMN. 90% of the set is easy blends and spattery sprays, it’s the other 10 that’s gonna try to kill me, and half of that 10 is my floor.
I’m attaching a picture- that you might not see if just reading this post in your email digest- I suggest clicking through.
Now that y’all are done rolling your eyes and giving me a sympathy laugh, have any of you done something similar and have a warning or two of advice to give?
My current working plan is – prime floor white, mark and snap the center of each line and using my custom built 20’ lining stick sharpie out both sides of the 1 1/2 “ line.
We then paint on our galaxy , find the sharpie lines again and paint the white- finishing off with a tinted sealer.
Other than super labor intensive (thank goodness for cheap student labor) this should be fairly straight forward?
Not pictured are 4 – 5’-10’ Spirograph patterns that we are painting on a used drop – that’s just gonna be a bunch of oval templates and pounce.
Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkJanuary 17, 2019 at 1:39 pm #15873Lili LennoxAdmin
- Experience: 15-20 years
- Scenic Status: Full Time Freelance
Hear me out…. I think you need a giant paint pendulum.
It might take a conversation with your designer to ask for a bit of flexibility with what the final spirograph shape will be, but cost-wise it would save you a TON of time and money and make you look like a scientific genius.
Paint your galaxy. Then, put on a lab coat. Next, fasten a rope to the grid above the center of the design on your floor, fill a container with the appropriate consistency of paint to get a nice line, and then let science do the rest of the work while you drink some coffee and marvel at this amazing solution. 😀
A quick video that shows what I mean…. think of this on a stagefloor scale!
You could enlist the help of some physics or engineering students, they might find it a fun project to have some input on?
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