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Title: Project stars on ceiling
Post by: John L Nobile on April 13, 2021, 11:33:49 am
Looks like they want to turn my concert room into a large dining room for now. And they want to have stars on the ceiling. And they don't want to spend much money. Any suggestions on cheap lighting/projectors to do this? I don't think my stage lights will do a good job.

Room is around 100' x 100' with 30 - 35' ceiling

Thanks
Title: Re: Project stars on ceiling
Post by: Dave Garoutte on April 13, 2021, 01:02:07 pm
Looks like they want to turn my concert room into a large dining room for now. And they want to have stars on the ceiling. And they don't want to spend much money. Any suggestions on cheap lighting/projectors to do this? I don't think my stage lights will do a good job.

Room is around 100' x 100' with 30 - 35' ceiling

Thanks
Sounds like a bedroom night light.
Title: Re: Project stars on ceiling
Post by: John L Nobile on April 13, 2021, 01:11:09 pm
Sounds like a bedroom night light.

Cept that it's a large "bedroom"
Title: Re: Project stars on ceiling
Post by: duane massey on April 13, 2021, 04:25:50 pm
Bliss used to make a product that might work, but it will probably take several of anything that you choose.
Title: Re: Project stars on ceiling
Post by: Tim Weaver on April 13, 2021, 05:17:48 pm
Rosco has several Star gobo patterns.

I used some to light a prom once. worked pretty well. I used a combo of the simple dots and the more artsy stars and moons and just layered them. This was many years ago and I was using S4 Leko's at the time. Today success would depend on how good an LED fixture could resolve a gobo.

https://www.stagelightingstore.com/science-science-fiction-themed-steel-gobos/83204-rosco-gam-steel-gobo-realistic-stars?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=products&leadsource=14&gclid=Cj0KCQjwgtWDBhDZARIsADEKwgMFqF4Vns3HVfECzcljXAwcrgP-7H4869fl4Z8jTVdh8ULCYOe2h-MaAr6MEALw_wcB

https://www.stagelightingstore.com/christmas-steel-gobos/36888-rosco-steel-gobo-star-cluster?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=products&leadsource=14&gclid=Cj0KCQjwgtWDBhDZARIsADEKwgNR8IDNOaZXuxoJ3lDc8wx4BdrALnlRIajrfErJNsG3q-oj4hS54sIaAvt0EALw_wcB

https://www.stagelightingstore.com/moon-steel-gobos/25538-rosco-steel-gobo-moon-and-stars
Title: Re: Project stars on ceiling
Post by: Jeff Lelko on April 13, 2021, 08:00:15 pm
Hi John, here are a few suggestions in no particular order:

- Impressive: Fiber Optics
- Retro: Mirror Ball
- Cheap: LED “dot” fixtures (ADJ REVO Series, etc)
- Expensive: Lasers
- More Money than Brains: HES DL3
- The “Right” Way: S4s with gobos or Rosco Image Pros
- Bringing the Power of the Stars to your Client: HES ShowGun 2.5
- Quit While You’re Ahead: Hang Cardboard Stars

LEDs, lasers, and other absurdities aside while I agree the S4 is probably the textbook solution here they can often struggle with brightness and focus here when doing effects such as this.  I’ve seen permanent and semi-permanent use of fiber optics that were very effective, but sometimes going with something from the props/decoration department ends up looking best.  Good luck!