There are so many “tech thatre” blogs out there that do the worst things (in my opinion.)
Why call it hell week? If you hate it that much, find something else to do.
Without us, actors can’t/aren’t/wouldn’t/etc. Designers, technicians, PMs, TMs, Front and Back of house personnel and everyone else it takes to make productions happen work with the talent hand in had to make a show happen. We aren’t better than them, they aren’t better than us. We are equals. We are PROFESSIONALS. Start acting like it.
Stop calling yourself a “techie.” It’s not necessarily demeaning, but it detracts from the special skills you have learned and been taught that you use with pride.
You are designers. You are riggers, electricians, audio engineers, production managers, seamstresses, scenic painters.
Carry those names with pride. Carry yourself with a sense of professionalism that will make people remember you, and want to work with you in the future.
And remember, no matter what you do. we’re all in this together.
Just something to think about.
A big musical in our largest theatre as my first solo design here? Well alright.
Have you worked much with projections? What do you find as the easiest way to transmit data? Ethernet, VGA, Thunderbolt, DPI, HDMI, etc... It's a fairly large theatre space so the data cable will be running pretty long... and any other advice you might have for projections in general? from austin23ryan
Video is a fairly unfamiliar territory for me, but I prefer using BNC for my signal, I find that it provides the best image, and does well over long runs. Any followers have input?
Hey guys, I was wondering - what are your favorite light boards and why? Thanks! from lightingnerd97
For theatre: ETC Eos family. But anything ETC from the Express onwards is a great console. They’re just all easy to use, but are still powerful consoles. The Eos family is just intuitive, fast, and powerful. But depending on the production, Hog of MA can be very good in the theatre as well.
For concerts: Grand MA2. There’s just no other console anywhere in the market that can do what the MA2 can do. I can program a huge show on it in very little time. And once you get into networking and using NPUs, the possibilities are endless.
"I have devoted 30 years of research to how creative people live and work, to make more understandable the mysterious process by which they come up with new ideas and new things. If I had to express in one word what makes their personalities different from others, it’s complexity. They show tendencies of thought and action that in most people are segregated. They contain contradictory extremes; instead of being an individual, each of them is a multitude."
I really needed this today.
For those of you that may be having a bad day, or just need a little reassurance.