Hi again everyone.
I've posted once or twice here at CB as I'm working on learning the ins and outs of moving lights and running shows for the acts that come through our theater.
I am constantly tasked with busking shows for our acts, and 90% of the time I have never heard the music before in my life. However I don't mind doing my research and looking up the music to see what I'm getting myself into and to prepare for the show.
My question lies with how I should set up shows in general. Let's pretend that I have a setlist so I know the songs the band is going to play. When setting up the cues/looks/ etc. Should I be creating a cuelist for every song or should I be using a couple of large cue lists and just using what seems to fit?
I'm using a Horizion Control Marquee ILC console which seems more than capable for the rig we have. Our rig consists of about 20 par64 LEDs, 40K of conventional pars, 14 Lekos, 16 Fresnels, 4 Mac 250s and two Vision Scan 575s.
I have total control over the rig, and have no problems putting looks on stage. I just don't know how I'm supposed to be running cue lists for bands. I understand how it would work with a theater production, but I'm having issues grasping the process of running shows for live music acts.
Just wondering if anyone out there with music lighting experience could help me out.