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Greeting from Flyover country

Discussion in 'New Member Board' started by Shoottv, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Shoottv

    Shoottv New Member

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    I've been lurking for a while but decided to finally register because I had a question.

    I teach high school technical theatre at large suburban school. I'm 51 years old and I've only been teaching 2 years. It's fun to be back doing what I love 30 years after my high school years.

    Went to college for tech specializing in lighting design, worked for a couple of years then spent about 16 years in Television production. After my last show was canceled I got involved in medical operations now I can afford to teach what I love in a public school.

    I'm very blessed to only teach technical and design classes and have a department chair who teaches the acting side. I have a professional staff that works my performing arts center so in there I only have to design and build but they handle the facility. Additionally I have a small black box theatre.

    Lucky to have ion consoles and martin led's and some Chauvet and Phillips LED's in addition to conventional fixtures.

    A pretty good college quality scene shop rounds out the facility.

    I love working with the kids and showing them why I love theatre and tech so much.

    I'm just starting to work on a 2020ish bond issue for a multi million dollar upgrade to the facility and fixtures.
     
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    dbaxter Active Member Premium Member

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    Welcome to the forum, but I'm not seeing your question. It does seem like you've settled in a good place.
     
  3. Quillons

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    Hello fellow flyover!
     
  4. Ford

    Ford Sr Product Manager, Chauvet Professional

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    Hi Shoottv,
    Welcome. As you think about your facility upgrades, one major consideration should be Data infrastructure. As TCP/IP becomes more facile than straight DMX, and also supports new COM systems (in addition to lighting, and even audio), having a robust internal network is going to be one investment that will payoff for the long-haul.

    Again, welcome, and I'm looking forward to hearing how your "new career" goes.
     
  5. Van

    Van CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    Which Suburb? I'm from BA originally, and @JohnD is out Mid-state.
     
  6. JohnD

    JohnD Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Well Hello T-town. Some other Okies here are @microstar from Lawton and @JCBigler also from Tulsa. Welcome aboard.
     
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    Hello Shoottv. I'm in Tulsa, head audio at the Tulsa PAC. I'm guessing you are at either BA, Jenks, Union or Owasso?

    We have a full staff here and if you need any advice on what the pros are doing or how to do it I would be happy to get you in touch with our lighting and carpentry department heads.
     
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    Welcome Shoottv. I traded my pickup north of the Kansas state line right there in the tristate area for a new york city subway. One of the reasons I love working in theater is that no matter where you are you're never far from your friends. I have friends at BA and Jenks still. Shout to @JCBigler and the Tulsa PAC keep up the great work!
     
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    Shoottv New Member

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    I'm at Union
     
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  10. Jay Ashworth

    Jay Ashworth Well-Known Member

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    Yup: you forgot the question. :)

    Welcome To The Jungle.
     
  11. JohnD

    JohnD Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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