Hello everyone! I just joined this forum a couple of days ago and now having trolled around reading back threads I thought it was time to introduce myself. My name is Levi, and I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I currently do freelance and over-hire work in the area, primarily of an A/V rental nature, with one anchor client that I work for regularly and others that come and go. I study Electrical Engineering and am in my junior year. I got my start doing theatre tech work back in elementary school in approximately 4th grade, when I was called upon to do "sound effects" for a all-school Christmas program/pageant. By the end of the first rehearsal I was making suggestions to the director (the music teacher) as to how to better use the microphones on stage and adjusting the sound system. Since then I have done theatre tech all through middle school and high school, adding video/broadcast to my repertoire. Throughout this time I have been simultaneously honing my skills in the IT/computer field, my other major interest area. I have done a little bit of everything in theatre tech, from lights to sound, set construction to console operation to operating as a house-tech for road shows. There isn't much I haven't at least dabbled in, though I love to find things to enhance my experience. My favorite area to work in is live sound, with a second being closed-circuit video and embedding multimedia seamlessly into shows in a large scale fashion. This looks like a very fun group to be a member of with a bunch of very skilled and experienced people posting here every day. I look forward to being a part of the discussion!