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The long wait is almost over. Trim is being painted, Theater seats are going in and more so that we'll be ready for the open house on April 6th!
The best present of all for a drizzly and cold holiday: Electric Power! We've been waiting several weeks for our inspection and new power hookup. When we bought this building, the power line attached right to the very front of the building in a very ugly way, and the power transformer was right inside the front door. Both are moved and delivering power, something our contractors are very thankful for!
How do you keep the sound out (or in) when building a theater or Studio?
Diesel Buses, Car Alarms, Airplanes -- the bane of anyone trying to record sound on a set. A big reason we film on sound stages is so we can roll without stopping for the racket all these modern transportation marvels create. Those sounds penetrate easily through standard walls.
Acoustic textbooks tell us that the surefire way to keep even low frequency rumbling sounds is a solid 12" thick concrete wall. Hmm... That's a bit expensive. Ok-- a lot expensive! Fortunately there are other ways to cut the din.
The Framing of the second floor theater, classrooms and offices has begun! Walls are extra thick, in the case of the theater they're staggered double stud walls. No more hearing every bus that drives past! In the second photo, also taken from the new office area, the view is down the hallway between the classrooms and the new theater on the left.
Just wanted to let everyone know that I have two interesting pieces of news;
1) I have been hired as the DP for a Horror Feature film called 'CameraPhone' that will be out in September.
2) My I am in the Quarter Finals of The 16th Annual Fade In Awards Screenwriting Competition for my latest screenplay "The Remorseless Rise Of Man'.
I am very excited things are going well down here in Dallas, TX.
Last week we discovered a great deal on theater chairs, coming out of a theater in San Bernardino for a great price, from Celebrity Seating;. We jumped on it, and 112 chairs were delivered today.