A walk through of the remote actuated video projector shutter I built for Alex Ramons magic show, Platinum. Outside of the house crew who were in charge of lighting, audio and curtain cues, I was the only crew on stage. Needing a way to cut the projector beam from the front of house when I was running camera for IMAG, I built this little machine. The main components are from a kit to convert your manual car door locks to remote actuated. The base and the linkage are built from MDF and brackets I got from the hardware store then cut and shaped to fit my needs. The show was not without its hitches, (what do you expect when there is literally no time for rehearsal) but the shutter worked flawlessly.