Creating Custom Candle Holders for Hamilton

Jay Duckworth is the props master at the Public Theater in New York who recently mounted Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton – a musical, set in the late 18th century, about Alexander Hamilton. The production called out for custom candles – which then necessitated custom candle holders. Jay and his team created 160 of them out of…

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Recipes for Disaster – A Few Fun Ways to Improve Your Halloween Décor with Rosco

Tough, Textured Tombstones with Rosco FoamCoat Everyone’s seen the inexpensive foam tombstones that you can buy around Halloween. However, if you’re looking for tombstones that will survive more than one season – here is an easy DIY tombstone recipe from our friends at 4D Modelshop in the UK that uses Rosco FoamCoat to make them…

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LitePads Center (and Back) Stage

We’ve shared several stories about the spectacular architectural installations featuring Rosco LitePads and other stories from filmmakers about how they’ve used LitePads on the sets of your favorite movies & television shows. This post will show off some creative ways LitePad has been used in theatre – including a backstage installation that illuminates theatrical line-sets,…

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Bone Up on FoamCoat

Styrofoam has become one of the go-to substrates for creating scenic elements on stage, in themed environments and even in museum installations because it is light-weight, inexpensive and readily available. However, there are three major downsides to using foam: it’s fragile, it’s not flame retardant and it soaks up paint like a sponge. Rosco created…

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Creative Solutions In Lighting A Prop

For lighting designers, including the big time, Broadway-level guys, it isn’t always about the big rigs, moving lights and elaborate cue lists. It’s more about creative solutions…and knowing what’s available. Clifton Taylor fits any designer’s description for “big time, Broadway-level”, as you can see on his website: www.designcurve.com But he is as much prized by…

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