Recent content by sotalight16

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    budget disclosed after event

    it has a venue and im not solely in charge but im doing most of the legwork because my dad and i have different skills. He is a certified rigger and electrician and such and doesn't like to deal with rentals and that type of a thing when he can avoid it. It is also only a portion of the event...
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    budget disclosed after event

    I'm working with a portion of the event organizers and i'm doing it for free but they are paying for all rental costs and such its just that the organizing body will not give a budget because they dont have the money because it is with a self supporting organization ie 12 step program. Should i...
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    budget disclosed after event

    I'm working on this event that needs a rig that will work for a lecture, performance, and dance but will not know the budget until after the event when the proceeds are counted. I have some equipment of my own to contribute but am wondering how to figure out a manageable rental with no estimated...
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    will be doing my first "load out"

    1) get as much done quickly, safely, and efficently as humanly possible. 2) have your tools ready and make shure they have a loop of tieline or a shoelace to keep your tools from falling 3) after the load ask if there might be any work you can do for them in the near future, even volenter work...
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    Control/Dimming Help me pick a console!

    I didnt quite realize that it has that much versitility so this changes my thought process quite a bit. We have decided that we want to stay in-house with ETC due to many factors including they are easy to work with, they dont require much attention to equipment in storage like our conventional...
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    Control/Dimming Help me pick a console!

    The ion seems like it might be a bit small, i meen its definatly a good idea but it seems more like a cue only type board and i dont know if fader wings will be possible but if we go this route then they will be required. I think the eos and the palett might be more what were looking at but...
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    Controlling Non-Dim LEDs

    well you could see if you cant return them and exchange them for ones that do dim. or if you just want them to be static you could plug the resistance dimmer to a circut and use the board to turn off and on. thats it for my ideas but good luck.
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    Control/Dimming Help me pick a console!

    well it is part of an upgrade/renovation project but we have 2 48dimmer racks. Curently it only controls conventional fixtures and scrollers but we are going to expand our range of equipment into led and more complex fixture types. It would be used for Theatrical lighting, concert, and likewise...
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    Control/Dimming Help me pick a console!

    @les yea we have called our current rental and sales house and are waiting for them to come in and help us out. We have had some union guys come in and laugh. But there opinon doesnt mater much to the district unless they have been contracted to inspect our gear. We do want to set up a few...
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    Control/Dimming Help me pick a console!

    oh yes and thank you for makeing me clarify, i dont want a grandMA, i simply want a system that can be useable with out extensive training but has the most flexibility and variety in the features.
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    upgrades/renovations of hs theater fly and lighting/electrical sytems

    The dimmer rack is a brand (cant remember off the top of my head) that is no longer operational, it is not ETC or any other major company on the market today. It is older than 15 years seeing as the board itself is from 1995 or so and the board is newer than the rack. We have had people come in...
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    upgrades/renovations of hs theater fly and lighting/electrical sytems

    well what works our the lighting and sound consols. The lighting console no longer is suporting the needs of where the thater is going so it is to be replaced. The dimmer racks are malfuntioning and our vendor is going to give us a bid on new ones. Our curcits arent wired properly and are not...
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    upgrades/renovations of hs theater fly and lighting/electrical sytems

    yes all this i know i am just wondering bout the products themselves because we need to know what products will benifit our theater.
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    Control/Dimming Help me pick a console!

    it would be moved so we could run outdoor events with it as opposed to useing an outside vendor. It would be used for dances in the gym and events held on the field and in our central area. Its only to try to keep it in house for cost efectiveness and on the job learning. I am a fan of wings on...
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    Control/Dimming Help me pick a console!

    unfortunatly overheating would be a dealbreaker due to the amount of use in a span of time. We have a minumum of 20 different events/shows to program in a school year and then people come in and utalize our systems so its more like 40+ different things it would have to do in a school year. and...