Recent content by StageGuy5145

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    To Go Back to School or To Wait

    Sophomore year. Yes, no academic productions this fall. Program focus is Lighting and Sound Design. Specifically, there are 2 more lighting design classes, and only 1 sound class. The rest are in things such as Scenic Design, Costume Building, Costume Design, and Scenic Painting(of course there...
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    To Go Back to School or To Wait

    Hello all! Trying to decide whether or not to make the decision to return to college in the fall, or go to a community college and return once my school resumes productions. Just looking for the best way to get a decent deal... while not spending more money that I need to being I know I'll be...
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    CD80 Opto Power Light Off

    Thanks for the information! So is the DMX Input from the console located on the processor? Just trying to figure out how this system is taking ShowNet and getting it into the processor..is this is the same way you described for the other model?
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    CD80 Opto Power Light Off

    Whoops! No they are CD80 supervisors. On the front they have an opto power light which was not originally illuminated until the racks were power cycled. Found a couple pictures of one for sale on Solaris which shows what I'm referring to
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    CD80 Opto Power Light Off

    Hello! Any ideas what might have caused a CD80 dimmer rack to lose power to the opto? On 1/3 racks the light was out and after power cycling all the units all was well. Any thoughts on what would have suddenly caused the opto in the third rack to stop working? AlsoJust for future reference - is...
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    Your first Memory Lighting Console

    Melange Pro. It outputted CMX, and had 128 channels. Hooked up to two sets of ColorTran ENR dimmer racks
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    Lighting Design Concept Statements

    Hello all, I have a question about concept statements for lighting. Do all designers do them? I study this at the undergrad level and we are required to do so. We are told that our concept statement should be on almost every piece of paper we produce. Before going to school for this, my...
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    First Overhire Call

    After getting another call today and talking with the steward again, she told me that shorts are fine and that boots aren't necessary. Tools she said I would need would be pliars, hammer, screwdriver, and work gloves. Thats what she told me on the phone(her exact words)... just in case anyone is...
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    First Overhire Call

    Its the Load in of the Hello Dolly tour at the Benedum(so yes to it being a theater).
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    First Overhire Call

    So, the steward on the phone told me to “not let the tools thing scare you away”, so maybe that’s what she was referring to. And as far as attire goes, I know that gloves are a must, but do I need to wear long pants and work boots or are regular tennis/running shoes fine with cargo shorts?
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    First Overhire Call

    So, I just go my first call on the IATSE Local 3(Pittsburgh, PA) over hire list. Its at the Benedum Center for a load in. I am an extra in the carps department. They told me I'll need basic hand tools. My only concern is, my experience is primarily in Sound and Electrics. I'm not completely...
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    BUDGET digital snake

    Anyone out there have any advice for a cheaper alternative Yamaha Tio unit. I help manage a mid size auditorium with a Yamaha TF5 board with one stage box currently. The problem is that after undergoing renovations over the summer, we lost some mic inputs around the stage. We now rely heavily on...
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    How do you run live sound?

    Just wanted to see how everyone else approaches running sound for a large scale production such as a play or musical? How do you handle people going on and off the stage with an analog board? Are you the kind of guy who pulls the faders down and puts them up or do you use the mute buttons?
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    Question about using DMX interface for control via laptop

    Thanks for the extra help Mark! Luckily the system is currently being upgraded so the ENR 96's and the Melange are no more. I have to say though for being from 1994 and 2010 were they both served us well!
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    Question about using DMX interface for control via laptop

    Thanks for the help and clarification! This is great news to me as our facility is in need of some upgrades, so it is good to know that if we ever get some LEDs we should be able to still use the ENRs for House lighting! Thanks for all your help guys... Been working with this equipment for a...