Recent content by Schniapereli

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    New School Problems

    226 of the 288 are stage circuits at our new theater (I couldn't find my notes with that information until now). The 48 circuits in the little theater are all stage circuits (I didn't count the 12 house light circuits for that total). For further accuracy, (now that I found all of my notes)...
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    New School Problems

    The high school where I work at just got entirely rebuilt, and we've been having quite a few problems, as is usual when a school district tries to build/manage a theater. I could write quite a few threads complaining about issues we've run into, but I had one that I wanted to seek input on...
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    Greatest Sound Check Song

    I really like The Harshest Place on Earth from the March of the Penguins soundtrack by Alex Wurman. Really nice highs and lows.
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    Teaching an Ion Console

    The historical background helped me understand it a lot myself. The Bobblehead Fred video you guys made was enormously helpful. I'll definitely try to demonstrate with the blind spreadsheet. Thanks everyone for what's been posted so far. I myself have never worked on a tracking console...
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    Teaching an Ion Console

    The high school where I teach is getting rebuilt, and getting brand new equipment, namely the ETC Ion console. My main concern is how to teach a group of students how to make the change of thinking from a preset board to a tracking board. I have downloaded all the Ion training videos, and the...
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    Hey, I thought we could share pictures of our shows...

    This is old, but I haven't been on here in a while, and I thought I'd post something. =) This is a Battle of the Bands held at my high school. I designed the lights and staging, and another student ran lights for the student bands. We rented the entire sound system and it was run by the...
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    sound cue program

    Well, this isn't Hotspot, but this is one that I like a lot better. And, it is also free! (Our favorite four-letter "f" word) Soundplant by Marcel Blum. I use that software all the time and I love it. Soundplant by Marcel Blum home page
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    Nutcracker Backdrops of Death

    I forgot to report back when we were done. =P Thanks everyone for your input. Some of my and my crew's suggestions seemed to be more dangerous than we thought. None of us knew metal pipe bended that much. We ended up hanging all three of our drops on our third electric. Our electric has...
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    Nutcracker Backdrops of Death

    We are getting the drops Monday, and the other events during the week want one of the travelers closed, so we can leave it up if we are still working on it. The drops will be 40' wide. Aluminum 4" pipe should be able to handle that length without sagging right? If not, what is better that I...
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    Nutcracker Backdrops of Death

    I guess I didn't explain it very well... (and it doesn't help that I can't draw) We would have another aluminum pipe hung below our 3rd electric that will only be connected to the batten on the electric by 2 chains, which will be wrapped around PVC (actually, we will use ABS-DWV pipe), which...
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    Nutcracker Backdrops of Death

    We have a local ballet company that rented out our school for their ballet performance of Nutcracker which will happen next saturday. For their show, they have 3 backdrops which they want to use (2 20' drops and 1 40' drop which is supposed to "grow" upwards). They thought this would be easy...
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    Pronouncing Chauvet

    Nope. They are just using a USB to DMX thing and controlling it by some of their own software, and that's pretty much it. But thanks everyone...
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    How to raise more money for theatre department

    Our high school is getting low on budget, and it looks like the next few shows are going to be pretty pathetic if we don't do something fast. We are looking into any ideas for getting more money for a high school drama department. Does anyone have any experience selling ad space in the...
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    Pronouncing Chauvet

    Really? With a "CH" sound? mstaylor's audio link kinda sounds like a "SH" and a "CH" put together, so is it maybe just one of those mixes that sometimes happens in foreign languages, or do you mean it has a hard "CH"? (I only took 8 days of French class...) (But I will probably use cdub260...
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    Pronouncing Chauvet

    I'm working on a small project with some people using a Chauvet DMX-4 dimmer. We've got it working nicely, but we're just not exactly sure how to pronounce "Chauvet," which isn't really too big of a deal amongst the few of us, but it has been bugging us for a while. So, I am guessing it is...