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Movie Events How to coordinate, setup, and run a successful movie event. What should you charge, should you use a contract, what if it rains?

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Unread 08-07-2008, 01:52 AM   #11
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I'm telling ya, these things are great! Like I said, I'm up to 4 of them.

I might be retrofitting one with inflatable hand truck tires this weekend. I'll post details. The only problem is that the wheels will make the case wider, but I can live with that.

I am reorganizing my trailer as well. I am working toward having everything on wheels. I spent a lot of time installing shelves in my trailer, but I think I will be taking most of them out now. But, that's part of the reason for this forum. People sharing things they've tried, and letting others know what works and what doesn't.
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Unread 08-07-2008, 09:24 AM   #12
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What size trailer are you using? I use a 5x8. I only have one shelf unit in there. It is those wire shelves you assemble from HD. I only use to to hold my blowers.

I was going to take pictures of my packing this last time but figured that was not too exciting.

As for inventory, I basically put ALL my equipment minus My Projector (which always goes first class), a mixer/dvd case since I did not have with me, and the generator.

that breaks down to:
3 inflatables (small, medium large,
2 JBL JRX115 speaker
1 subwoofer
1 B-52 Speaker system
1 10 x 7 fast fold screen (in it's coffin)
4 large blowers
2 small blowers
A pletura of extension cords
a small stanley roll tool case for misc cables
a few portable folding tables and chair
a video case (dvd players, switchers, video monitors)

It's pretty packed.

When my season gets going I will take a few things out just for the sake of set up speed. Also when I put my Generator in there More things will be left at home.
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Unread 08-07-2008, 01:05 PM   #13
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I have a 6 x 10 trailer. It's pretty packed also.

This is what I currently keep in it:

(1) screen (size depending on current event)
(4) speaker stands
(2) EON 15 G2
(2) EON 10 G2
(1) JRX118SP Subwoffer
(1) 10' truss w/stands and "T" bars
(4) DJ lights
(1) DJ case w/projector, DVD player, mixer, etc.
(2) 6' folding tables
(2) tripod mounted dual spot lights
(2) blowers
(1) popcorn machine w/cart
(6) cases of popcorn
(2) cases of popcorn boxes
(2) cases of glow sticks
(3) folding chairs (for myself and my help to sit on during movie)
Various brooms, dustpans
And about 950 million extension cords/cables (you never know what you'll need)
If it's a music video event, I load my DJ computer.
If it's a video game event, I load the XBox 360 or Wii, plus games, controllers, etc.

And I probably missed some stuff, but that's the basic stuff.

I took some pics of my trailer and current setup. I have been meaning to start a "Trailer" thread, this seems like a good time. I'll edit this post with a link as soon as I put it up.

ETA:

I just posted a thread with pics of my trailer/setup:

http://msvnetwork.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106

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Unread 08-26-2008, 12:01 AM   #14
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Alex,

How do you move stuff around on site? Do you use hand trucks, carts, etc? I have made it my mission to get everything on its own set of wheels. It seems to take up so much time switching equipment on and off handtrucks. Just wondering what you do?
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Unread 08-26-2008, 11:24 AM   #15
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When I first started I was using a cart that I got from Harbor Frieght for about $50. It worked great beacuse it could hold my Blimpsign-screen which weighed at least 200lbs.

Once I sold that screen I used it a bit longer but the worst part was that is was very bulky. It was great because of the nuematic wheels would go anywhere.

now I use a cart that can be used upright or laying down. I don't think I will go back now. A lot of my gear has wheels but with the cart I can usually do 98% of my transporting in 2 trips to the car, the remaining 2% is the stuff I always forget. a table, a cloth, the camera, business cards.
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Unread 08-26-2008, 12:16 PM   #16
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Cool. I'm actually making something similar using wheels from a garden cart. I want to have wheels at one end and legs on the other end. I am hoping to be able to pick up the end with the legs and move the cart like a hand truck. We'll see.

2 trips, wow! I think the best I can do (by myself) is 4:

1.) screen and blower on one cart
2.) 2 EON 10s in one cart
3.) projector/dvd player/mixer on one cart
4.) accessories cart (extension cords, etc.)

Add a 5th trip/cart if I use EON 15s, and a 6th if I am doing popcorn.

I can usually get one of my kids to help me at events though, so that really cuts down on trips.

Heading out to lunch now. I have a crazy idea about wrapping all of my cords (power and speaker cables) on a garden hose reel.

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Unread 08-26-2008, 12:35 PM   #17
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My trips look like this, when I am using the 10x7 or the 16x9:
1) 2-JBL JRX115, small tool box with cables, mixer case with its cable inside, Projector, speaker stands, PJ stand and everything is strapped down to cart.

2)Screen, blower and Misc thrown on top and strapped down.


With big set up (15x20) Obviously I need another trip for the screen alone and then blowers. But I don't mind this too much because Big screens are usually in parks and open field where the trailer is only few feet away.
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