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  1. ScorpioTech89

    Career Advice Getting back in the game

    So, I was a theatre major, specializing in tech theatre, in college. Attended for 2.5 years when money issues (as well as a small helping of health issues) pushed me to drop out, with the intention of returning and completing said schooling. Returning became impractical, and I have been bouncing...
  2. Aidan Spelbring

    Theatre Intercom Systems??

    We’re attempting to rebuild a high school theatre program and we’re getting to the point where we need a reliable form of communication between everyone. We want a theatre intercom with the headsets, but I have no clue what we need. What we have; A Stage XLR input on each side of the stage...
  3. Conner Jones

    Need advice on choosing an MFA program

    hello all, So I have been lucky enough to be accepted by two awesome colleges and I am having the difficult task of choosing between them. A great problem to have... but still a hard choice. The two places are NIU and U of I. Both have a lot of merits to their curriculum and both promise to...
  4. K

    Career change into tech theatre?

    Hi all, I'm currently a high school engineering teacher, who also serves as the school's TD, Drama Production Director & Producer. I've been involved with school & community theatre for about 15 years (over 30 productions) and I'm considering a career change. I would like to work in theatre...
  5. Conner Jones

    Checking in from St.Louis, Hello!

    Hello everyone, I am an undergraduate studying theatrical lighting design. I graduate in a couple semesters and so I am getting on here to hopefully gain some advice from industry veterans about what to do with my career moving forward. Also I am on here to ask questions when I inevitably get...
  6. I

    Rental advice on front light with movers

    Hey, So I have a show coming up and need to cover some hard to light areas and actors that are lifted in the air. So I was looking to put a 120 v mover out on my torms to help fill in these spots and add some nice color to the stage in some scenes. I have a rental package coming in for the...
  7. finnb5

    Automated Fixtures Used Moving Light Purchasing Advice

    Hello all, For the past few years, my high school has had sorely outdated lighting resources but recently our drama head and I (student LD) have decided to really put a budget boost into the system and get a bunch of new technology. We're pretty sure we want to get used fixtures simply because...
  8. sheamorgan

    Outdoor Theater Scenic Advice! Help!

    I'm currently working on a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" in the courtyard of my high school for the summer theater camp I work at. The space is very uneven with many steep hills and trees. The good news is that it takes place in the woods. The bad news is that the clearing we have...
  9. e.clarkson

    Help! I have a dim projector

    Well in all honesty, the projector just isn't the right gear for the space I am currently designing in. It is attempting to throw about twice as far as it is made to do. I currently have two projectors set up, attempting to get one solid image made from the both of them. This was our attempt at...
  10. S

    Night Club Console Layout--How do you like to layout your console?

    Hey folks, I'm in need of some advice. Here's the situation: I have been tasked with setting up a GrandMA2 ultra light (with two external touch screen monitors) for a lighting rig in a night club. The club has about 25 Robe Pointes, 16 Elation E Spots, 21 Snipers, 25 Protron Strobes, and 8...
  11. Ampere

    Massive Renovation!

    Hi there! I work in a blackbox that's about to be renovated, and our lighting budget is looking pretty darn healthy. At this stage I've just been chewing the ears off various colleagues, trying to get a good list together for an in-house demo. But before contacting those eager reps, I was hoping...
  12. T

    Rigging Advice!

    Hello, I am in need of a rigging certification. My goal is to be ETCP certified. I'm having a very difficult time locating an actual rigging school in the Los Angeles area that specializes in rigging for the entertainment industry. I'm not looking for any college classes, just a school...