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TheMag1cian
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Good day all. I'm currently constructing an act which centers around weather/seasons. I have a nice story line going and would like suggestions for weather-related effects for stage. Ill of course be doing chinese snowstorm (variation), making rain from hands,etc. I have blooming flowers, floating roses and such for spring.

Could your brilliant minds help me brainstorm more weather/season-related effects?

Thanks,

Jeff
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Spring leaf to autumn leaf
Cloud busting for outdoor fun
Flash stuff for extreme heat
Ruperts pearl ice drop.

Theres a moving story in 'The Practitioner' about the trail of tears and the indians stuck out in the winter.

There are so many effects that could be performed for both weather and seasons. It would be helpful to hear the basic story line

A nice theme might be to relate the seasons to life,

Spring - Youth
Summer - Adulthood
Autumn - Old age
Winter - Death

Just a few ideas
For as long as space exists,
And living beings remain in cyclic existence,
For that long, may I too remain,
to dispel the sufferings of the world.
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Theirs allways the appearing fan and you could use it for the snow effect... Spring could be represented by a want to flower (for new bloom)... You could do a trick with color changing stuff for fall (leaves)... Summer you could do something with water like the floating glass or the suction cup thingy.
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george1953
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Snow poder would be a good choice !
By failing to prepare, we are preparing to fail.
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Just to clarify, I mean the poder which turns to a snow like substance when wáter is added.
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Silvertongue
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There is a ton of umbrella effects on the market.

Funny enough a week after I posted, I joined up with a theatre company in Upstate NY called the NACL and this weekend kicked off a year long community project called the 'weather project' I volunteered my services and am in the creative stages of putting something together for them.
For as long as space exists,
And living beings remain in cyclic existence,
For that long, may I too remain,
to dispel the sufferings of the world.
-Shantideva

Engaging in the Conduct of a Bodhisattva
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