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Another Newish member

Discussion in 'New Member Board' started by tgates, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. tgates

    tgates Member

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    I've been mostly lurking here for about a month now, and today is a quiet day, so I thought I might get around to following the suggestion of others and introducing myself.

    I graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelors in Theater, emphasis lighting. Right now I am still in San Diego, working at a rental and lighting production house. Right now my job only allows me to design around one to two shows a month, so I like to visit these boards and see what other people are doing, and keep my ears open for any good ideas and advice. I design shows in Wysiwyg, and mostly program on a Maxxyz or Maxxyz PC on the shows we do now and again. I also know Autocad and am very interested in moving to VectorWorks again. I'm also proficient with Hogs, ETC boards and Light Jockey, and tend to pick up new boards fairly quickly. Mostly, I work part time, doing that design and programming on corporate meetings or fund raisers, with the owner usually handling concerts and other large shows.

    Right now, my current job is rather lacking, however, in those design opportunities, lately consisting of small parties or decor. While I suppose always apart of corporate work, I am on the lookout for a position somewhere that would give more opportunities for creative and technical challenges. Full time pay would be nice, too ;)
     
  2. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    A belated Welcome to the Booth, [user]tgates[/user]. I've heard SDSU is a good school for theatre. Was that your experience? Do you think you got the education you wanted? You may be interested in this thread: "I want to be a lighting designer."

    Use the search feature of CB, then ask any question you want. Answer what you can. You may be the first user here who has good knowledge of the Maxxyz, so that's handy.
     
  3. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    Almost any question, we've had enough conversation about fastening devices for one week.
    Welcome to the dark side.:cool:
     
  4. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    NEVER... there should be an entire fastening device forum!

    Welcome to the Booth Tgates. Watch out it's addicting.
     
  5. Van

    Van CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    Newish? That's funny you don't look Newish.
    :mrgreen:
    Welcome Aboard! Have fun, sounds like you are going to be able to add to the knowledge base!

    Hey some of my best friends are newish.
    :twisted:
     
  6. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    "You won't succeed on Broadway if you don't have any News."
     
  7. Chris15

    Chris15 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    As the usual motley crew have said, welcome aboard...

    Now I haven't had the misfortune of reading the fasteners thread yet, but an entire forum dedicated to it would me thinks be asking for people to post the same question over and over...
     
  8. LD4Life

    LD4Life Active Member

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    Have to love the Spaceballs reference there Van. Thanks for that.
     
  9. Logos

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    D**n d**n d**n I missed one.
     
  10. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    relax logos, you will get 'em next time

    welcome to controlbooth
     

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