The above Ad will no longer appear after you Sign Up for Free!

Flying Lavs

Discussion in 'Safety' started by Eboy87, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. Eboy87

    Eboy87 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    I was reminiscing with some of the other techies at my high school during intermission in Destry Rides Again. We were talking about funny, sometimes horrible things that have happened during other shows we've done. I was thinking about this time when I was running lights for Guys and Dolls. I was set up next to our sound man, who actually owned the equipment we were using (this was my cheap grade school). Anyway, during a Hotbox dance scene, the female lead (I can't remember her character's name) suddenly stopped dancing. The sound man asked what was wrong, as I was standing there with my mouth wide open. I told him "she just drop-kiked your lavalier off the stage!" That's right, she kicked the darn thing into the 5th row of the audience. The sound guy almost had a heart attack.
     
  2. zac850

    zac850 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,299
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    New York
    wow, thats REALLY bad. If this was just a little grade show i'm surprised that you even used lav's. I don't trust lav's to anyone bellow 7th grade, and even them I keep a close watch on.

    How many pieces did that lav end up in?
     
  3. Mayhem

    Mayhem Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,790
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Australia
    What - the loud "THUD" and the subsequent crying coming from the FOH mix didn't tip him off as to what was going on?
     
  4. Source4Spike

    Source4Spike Member

    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Norm J. Pattiz Hall, Hamilton Academy of Music, Lo
    Im sorry, maybe im just not thinking, but whats a lavalier?
    -Nick
     
  5. bdesmond

    bdesmond Active Member

    Messages:
    620
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Chicago, IL USA
    A lav or lavalier or lapel is a microphone which the speaker clips on to their shirt, usually ont heir lapel, or two to three buttons down. If you look at news anchors, for example, you'll see a little black thing clipped to their shirt somewhere - that's a lavalier.
     
  6. Source4Spike

    Source4Spike Member

    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Norm J. Pattiz Hall, Hamilton Academy of Music, Lo
    Ok...I was just not thinking...I probly couldve guessed that...

    Anyway, i've never heard them called that. I've always just called them Lapel Mics.

    Thank you,
    -Nick
     
  7. Radman

    Radman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,219
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Franklin, TN
    :)
     
  8. Eboy87

    Eboy87 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice