I love this; it’s a neat little inside look at the workshop of Lou Nasti of Mechanical Displays in Brooklyn.
It’s January 7th, you know what that means? I just had an epiphany! Get it? Sorry, with Under the Radar in full swing all over the building, Compulsion now in rehearsals, Timon of Athens starting rehearsals next week, plus writing magazine articles and my book on prop-making, I only have a list of links today. But they are very interesting ones that should keep you busy for a long time.
- Steve Johnson has spent 30 years designing and building all sorts of monsters for films, such as Ghostbusters, Spiderman 2, The Abyss, and a ton of others. He’s now uploading all the photos and behind-the-scenes video he’s shot during his career (most of which hasn’t been seen before) to the Steve Johnson YouTube Channel. Sweet.
- Here’s a story behind the car which appears on-stage in Sunset Boulevard, which is currently playingÂ at the Signature Theatre in Washington DC.
- Do you like card catalogs? Well, the University of South Carolina Library has scanned about 150 of the cards in their old catalog.
- The Development of Scenic Spectacle is a site that looks at the history of theatrical machines, scene-changing devices, and other mechanical effects.
I have elephants on the mind today; I’m not sure why.
This elephant is from a French show in 2006 called “Visit From The Sultan Of The Indies On His Time-Travelling Elephant”. It was designed by FranÃ§ois DelaroziÃ¨re, made mostly of wood and needed 22 handlers to operate its hydraulics and motors. But wait, there’s more.