Recent content by 1troubledouble1

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    Lighting / Sound Cue Sheets

    Some people so lighting cues as numbers and sound cues as letters. I find it easier to just make all cues numbers and note which ones they are. It helps with tandem cues so you don't have to call "Cues 19, 20, and F Go", you can just call "Cues 19-21 go", etc. This is my master cue sheet...
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    High School Sound guide

    I'm actually in the same exact situation. I'm the resident sound technician in my school, and I'm graduating this year, as well as our lights person. I'm planning on making one of these for my senior project based off of stage management and sound, but hopefully getting all of our resident...
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    Lesson plans for technical theater?

    Something that my director started doing this past year was having students make their own concepts, designs, and models for the show that we were about to start working on, based off of their own interpretation. She would only tell us the basic concepts that she had, but told us that we could...
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    Prompt Book Checklist

    It was my first time as a stage manager, and I had no clue what all I needed to have. My original script was a complete mess of blocking that was completely useless because we re-did the entire show two weeks before we opened due to having to completely redesign the set. Everything that I...
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    What is the term you yell if you (God forbid) drop something from the catwalk?

    "Heads!"-Duck and Cover "Noise!"-When dropping something that makes a loud noise. "Going Dark"-Blackout Incidentally in Tech Class, we had a kid up in the catwalks hanging lights, and he accidentally dropped his wrench. He yelled heads, but the girl below didn't hear and ended up getting...
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    Prompt Book Checklist

    I'm recreating an old prompt book to use for my college interview at the International Thespian Festival. Although I was only the ASM for the show, my script was the one they ended up using for the show as I had all of the blocking and cues (my main SM was a few screws shy of a platform). I'm...
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    What do you leave on 24/7

    We have two sets of work lights (one set above the grid, and another above each wing). We tend to leave the higher work lights on just for ease of traversing the stage. We make sure to power off our light and sound boards as well as our main wireless snake to save power, but I have a habit of...
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    noises off

    Our Noises Off budget was like $800-$1000. We had plenty of casters in store and the platforming we had available. Most of the money went into legs, facing, bracing, doorways, and rubber sardines. The set does not have to be as complex as you think. The back of the set can be as built without...
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    Hello There from Georgia!

    Hey hey there! My name's Tajh, and I'm in West Georgia. I'm a high school soon-to-be senior and resident Sound Manager/Occasional Stage Manager for my school. I love technical theatre, and I plan to dual major in it, as well as Graphic Design. I'm theatrically Bi-I Act and Tech. I've been a part...
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    What inspired you to get into technical theatre?

    Towards the end of my eighth grade year, I auditioned for Thoroughly Modern Millie, and thought that I would make it since it would have been like my fifth show. I wasn't casted, however. My director noticed my sadness and to make up for it, asked if I would operate the lights. The show was...
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    Techie sayings

    "I can't do anything to fix that." "Not my fault." "Strip. Now" (Our Wardrobe Mistress's favorite words) "Cue sheet? Just go when I tell you." "Syyyyyyyyyyddneeeeeeyyyy!" (Our resident props mistress/stage techie slave) "Screw that!" "Can we add tequila and shotglasses to the prop list?" "Who's...