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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Creating Daylight In An 11″ Space

By Stan Schwartz The design team for Clybourne Park, this year’s Tony Award winner for Best Play, had a real problem. The upstage wall of the set calls for a kitchen window, through which the audience needs to see daylight.  But there were only 11 inches between the back wall of the set and the…

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Creating Three-Dimensional Foliage Scenery = The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have

Peter Miller, Theatre Design Department Faculty at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, had an inspired revelation at USITT in 2011. He noticed that many of the set designs that required foliage included uninspired, one-dimensional tree-scape drops. So, Peter determined to create a three-dimensional scenic treatment that would envelop the audience into the…

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Get The Scoop on Rosco @USITT 2012

If you are unable to get to USITT in Long Beach this year, our social media outlets will be a great way to experience the show remotely. For those of you unable to attend, our booth will feature a stunning tree that is made up of multiple different substrates and coated using all of our…

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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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Happy Holidays from Rosco Spectrum

Rosco LitePad helped add some holiday glow to an unloved Christmas ornament on our family Christmas tree this year. We have two vintage beeswax ornaments that were sent to us from family. Due to their heirloom status we feel obligated to put the ornaments on the tree, but they end up looking awkward  because they…

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