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Stagecraft Frequently Asked Questions Table of Contents 1. Welcome to the Stagecraft FAQ About these newsgroups (/netiquette/) 1. What is this newsgroup for? What is appropriate here? 2. Posting guidelines and suggestions 3. Where can I find out more about newsgroups? 4. Is rec.arts.theatre.stagecraft archived anywhere? 5. Can I get rec.arts.theatre.stagecraft by email? Scenery (/scenery/) 1. Vacuum forming information? 2. foam surface treatment Lighting (/lighting/) 1. Where do I find PMX (GoldenScan,RS232) protocol info? 2. Where do I find more info about DMX512? 3. What's a 'Ghost Light'? 4. What's the pinout for Socapex? 5. What's the pinout for Lectriflex? 6. How do I make my own gobos? 7. Dimming fluorescent tubes. 8. Flicker effects - TV, fire, cinema. 9. How do I get rid of spill (stray light) from my lanterns? 10. Which should I buy, ETC or Strand? 11. Keystoning slides for rear projection 12. How do you light a 'Glitter-ball' Sound (/sound/) 1. What's the XLR pinout? 2. What is phantom power? 3. How do I connect balanced and unbalanced equipment? 4. Music stands. 5. Sound effects CDs Props and special effects (/props/) 1. How do I ring an on-stage phone? 2. Audrey II for Little Shop of Horrors 3. Stage Blood recipes 4. How do I hang an actor? 5. Flickering candles 6. Masks? 7. Cutting styrofoam or Polystyrene 8. Toffee glass / Candy glass bottles? 9. How can you make realistic whip marks on an actors back? 10. Flying People 11. Spliffs? Joints? Reefers? Marijuana cigarettes? 12. Smoke, fog, haze, CO2, LN2? What's the difference? 13. How do I clean my smoke machine? 14. How do you make smoke rings? 15. Pyrotechnics - explosions, flashes, smoke 16. Refilling beverage cans 17. Welch vacuum forming pump 18. Berry Stains 19. How do you cut mirror? 20. CAD and other software (/cad/) 1. Are there any lighting symbols freely available for Other miscellaneous stuff (/misc/) 1. How do I contact ArtSearch? 2. What's a Green Room? 3. Why are stages painted black? 4. Teasers & Tormenters Other resources (/other_resources/) 1. Are there any related mailing lists? 2. What are some good books? 3. What magazines are there? 4. Any other online resources? 5. Which newsgroups carry Stagecraft related material? Show production, tour management and arts management 1. What about copyright? 2. Saving money on posters, flyers, programs. 3. 'Net access while touring 4. Directories and Yearbooks 5. Script publishers information Stage Management (/stage_management/) 1. What are cue lights? 2. What should be in a stage managers toolkit?