Might be live or Static not sure yet –
As far as the static or live actor at the drop panel not sure yet.
Plan is to have the panel drop and would stay down for about a min or so and then vary slowy rise using a speed control on the Cylinder input line so that the actor will have plenty of time to get his or her head out of the way.
I also would program the Light next to the actor to change from a 40 watt red light to a set of christmas light on the floor for accent lights before the Panel starts to lift.
This would be the reverse when the panel gets ready to drop the christmas lights would turn off and the Red light would turn on then the Panel would drop.
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