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    Sound Board Recommendations

    Hello all, My high school just passed a referendum that included money for the 605 seat performing arts center. We are looking for a digital sound board. Currently we have a 32 channel Allen & Heath GL2800. During the last few shows we have been filling all 32 inputs and all 8 aux outputs. The...
  2. chouston

    Are 3D printed props worth it?

    I am the technical director for the theatre dept. of a K - 12 school for LD students in Dallas. We are moving to a new, bigger campus in a little over a year and I have the opportunity to purchase all sorts of new technology. One thing I am considering is buying a 3D printer for the...
  3. Noah Abrams

    Etc Eos Gadget 2/ion

    Hello everyone, this is my first time posting on here and hope I can get some good feedback. I have recently purchased an ETC Gadget 2 DMX to USB interface. I love being able to have the functionality of an ion with a fraction of the price tag. Is there any affordable ways to connect an external...
  4. A

    How to bring in Auditorium Rentals

    Hello, I work as the stage crew chief at my high school and yearly we bring in revenue based off of a dance recital which takes place in our auditorium. Does anyone have experience working in high schools and attracting more out-of-district events? I would like to do more of these where...
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    Fly System Renovation

    Hello, in my high school our fly system is almost 60 years old, completely original to the school. Unfortunately with the recent renovation that took place they did absolutely nothing to the fly system. I've been told it had been inspected when the renovation took place and it is deemed safe...
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    ETC Express 24/28 Problems

    Hello everyone! I am a student at a not so fortunate public high school. We have the ETC Express 24/48 and it's nearing its final moments. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how I can hopefully get this working. So, it's been probably around a month since the board was used and today I...
  7. baileypl

    Your opinion- Student Technicians

    Hello, this is more of a opinion reply cause I want to see where everyone is on this topic... what do you think about high school student technology operators? A couple questions I have for you to base opinions on are these, 1. Do they need supervised even if the have been trained on the...
  8. J

    Contour Curtain Pulley system

    We are investigating the possibility of creating a small contour curtain for an upcoming show. We are a high school, and have a relatively small budget. Has anybody ever sewn the curtain themselves, installed the rings, and set up a pulley system that is hand-operated? We're thinking there...
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    TD of High School Theatres: hourly, salary, responsibilities?

    Hi all, First time poster. Happy to have CB as a resource. I'm a TD in a high school performing arts space. Newly created position, currently hourly, maxing out at 20 hours a week (funny, I know). The Supt. is trying to make me a salaried employee. Since we're so new, some of my responsibilities...
  10. S

    Trap Door

    Our High School has a set of stairs about three feet tall with a trap door on the top landing. In the past, we haven't needed to use the door, but now we need to. This requires us to open and close it swiftly, without injuring the actors. We also need it to be safe to stand on, while still being...
  11. Roma V

    Rudimentary Block Diagram Question

    Hello! I am a high school senior and I have a college technical theatre interview on Friday and was hoping to show them how the sound system at my high school is set up. I don't really have any formal training, but I found information about block diagrams on the internet and thought it would be...
  12. 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...
  13. Brianna Perry

    Design Issues and Solutions HS Student needing help w/ my plot

    Hi, I have a competition coming up in a few weeks and I ran into an issue making my plot. Our strip lights use the Altman 5 5/8" roundels. I don't know how I would label those colors on my plot. Would it just be "BLU, RED, CLR, GRN..." or is there a proper way to specify? Please help! Thanks.
  14. J

    Building a Safe Stage Extension

    At the High school where I work we had a stage extension that was built a number of years ago by a scenic designer that extends our stage 10' at the widest point out in a semi circle. We take it out a few times a year, but in general the directors like to use it for their shows. I would like to...
  15. AshleyB

    High School Level "Certification"

    I'm in my first year of running a high school theatre program, which also means coordinating auditorium use for other school events. Like most high schools, we have a small cadre of students who "know" sound and lights (meaning they've been asked to run sound or lights before and managed to...
  16. HothIsCold

    Time for me to stop stalking, start talking

    Hello, CB Community! I'm a relatively new educator in the technical theatre field, just three years in. This site has saved my butt on so many occasions, it's a genuine wonder why I haven't joined your ranks until now. I'm based in San Antonio, TX and I teach at the high school level. I used...
  17. Brendan

    Need Lighting Design Suggestions for A Shayna Maidel

    So my high school theater is producing A Shayna Maidel in a little under two weeks from now. We have around 15 Lekos, 20 Pars, 2 Movers, 2 3-Cell Cycs and 6 Mini Cycs to use for this. We have a really small budget but are creative in pulling things off professionally. We have 3 lighting bars...