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#1 Edrick Smith

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 01:24 AM

I had posted this on a Theater forum and the determination was to buy a sequencer used in audio / visual racks. To simulate the lights turning on in a sequence you see in like The Green Mile and other movies. Where they either all turn on in a sequence with that loud clank or turn off.

The second part to this question is how does one make the bulbs explode is that more of a physical thing done to the bulb or some type of charge put in the fixture.
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:57 AM

That's usually a tiny charge put on the fixture. You can also do it by putting icewater on a hot bulb, but that is harder to hide from the camera than a tiny explosive.
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:27 AM

You know a real simple low tech way of doing this might be to use a BB or pellet gun to shoot them out one at a time.
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 06:03 PM

That's a great idea, assuming a whole bunch don't have to go at the same time.

As for turning light on and off, that's just a matter of wiring them all on circuits the way you want them. The sounds can be added in post.
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