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wicked

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PROPS: squibs
« on: Jul 11, 2007, 02:12 am »
I’m going to be stage-managing a play for the Edmonton fringe festival (in Edmonton AB Canada). And my director wants to use squibs, can anyone tell me what might be the easiest and cheapest to use?
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Re: squibs
« Reply #1 on: Jul 11, 2007, 04:24 am »
IMHO, Le Maitre stage pyro is as good as it gets; probably not the cheapest, but their system is very safe, easy to use and as reliable as pyro can be.  I'm not entirely sure what you mean when you say "squib" but I'm sure you could find something appropriate in their pyro range.

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Re: squibs
« Reply #2 on: Jul 11, 2007, 04:48 am »
What I mean when I say squibs is those packs of blood that can simulate bullet wounds.

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Re: squibs
« Reply #3 on: Jul 11, 2007, 01:50 pm »
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Re: squibs
« Reply #4 on: Jul 11, 2007, 05:18 pm »
Oops, my bad, that'll teach me to reply without fully knowing what I was talking about!  I guess it's a language thing, as I think of squibs as pyro (obviously!) and blood packs as blood bags!

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Re: squibs
« Reply #5 on: Jul 19, 2007, 03:16 pm »
Hi!  Please check regulations in Edmonton to see if you need someone with a pyro license to blow the squibs ... they are, indeed, considered pyro and have a small explosive component.  The wearer can suffer burns from them, so care must be taken.  Any local SPFX house should be able to start you in the right direction.  Is there a film 411 directory for Canada?  That would be a great place to start.

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Re: squibs
« Reply #6 on: Jul 19, 2007, 09:09 pm »
I have my pyro license. i just didn't know were to get the squibs from. but thanks for the idea to call a SFX house i will do that.
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Re: squibs
« Reply #7 on: Jul 21, 2007, 08:14 am »
And all this conversation I kept thinking you were talking about wizards who couldn't perform any magic...
Stage managing is getting to do everything your mom told you not to do - read in the dark, sit too close to the TV, and play with the light switches!

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Re: squibs
« Reply #8 on: Jul 21, 2007, 08:34 am »
did you enjoy the 'final chapter'?
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Re: squibs
« Reply #9 on: Jul 23, 2007, 04:54 pm »
OH MY GOD IT WAS SO GOOD!  But that digresses from this topic so I'll have to think about starting a new one on the green room forum....
Stage managing is getting to do everything your mom told you not to do - read in the dark, sit too close to the TV, and play with the light switches!

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