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Discussion in 'New Member Board' started by Tank, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Tank

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    Hey Everyone!

    I found this board via some googling searches for some ideas for a show im doing Lighting for; and since I see myself as an up-and-coming techie etc, I thought I would join and delve further into the forums!

    So, a bit about myself; i'm 19 from Melbourne, in Australia. I'm currently doing 2nd year of a Diploma of Theatre Arts (formerly Small company and community theatre) at Swinburne Tafe/ Uni in Prahran.

    Before, and during the course, i've done a wide variety of shows, from different angles (amature High school stuff, to Semi-Pro atm.) and different aspects.

    I've done set for Kismet, Little Shop Of Horrors (all school musicals) and Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare, year 11) and The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (Brecht, Year 12)

    I was also Backstage crew for Kismet and "SM" (although i now understand i was really an ASM) for LSOH.

    At Tafe i've done set design for a short play a classmate wrote, and Lighting design for another. I was Sound and Lighting op (and actor.. phew!) in this show of 6 shorts also.

    At the moment I am Lighting Co-ordinator (incorporating two designers and myself, and an Audio-Visual Designer) For the 1960's musical, Oh What a Lovely War.

    From the quick trawel's of the forums i've had, there seems to be a wealth of info here, and i'm looking forward to metting all of you :D

    \o/

    (haha ok, that was longer than i thought it would be XD)
     
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    Hi from Adelaide. I vaguely know (through another forum) a guy called Sean who is starting at Swinburne this year.
    That's it, I don't really have anything else to say except:
    Welcome to the Booth, ask lots of questions (But use search first to see if it's already been answered) and answer any you feel inspired to. Don't necropost (well I don't really mind because it sometimes turns out to be interesting but some people get testy.) Watch out for Gafftaper he'll have your fingers if your not careful.
    The new member thread is where you get a chance to talk about yourself so go ahead. Got a website, we're all incurably nosy.
     
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    Hey mate, welcome. I'm still pretty darn new myself, but still... :)

    Good to have yah.
     
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    Hey, Tank! Welcome on board. You are right that there is a wealth of info with regards to these boards. I found the site researching 19th cetury wall treatments.

    Do be sure that you do a search before asking a question or they will let you know about it. That being said, there is an incredibly large number of folks here who do wonderful things and are always ready to help out a fellow tech. Don't be a strange, join into the frey and remember, we are all new to this world once ourselves.

    Charlie
     
  5. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Welcome to the Booth Tank... I don't usually eat fingers but marinated in a nice soy ginger sauce I would consider it.
     
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    Mmmmm, ginger soy sauce....

    Charlie
     
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    G'Day Tank ! Welcome Aboard. Don't Listen to Logos, he has it out for all Americans. I'll give you my stock advice, " Ask what you want, answer what you can." It's always good to get new perspectives.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    I love you Charlie, Will you be my accomplice? :pray:
     
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    Heart, mind, and soul...all which, again, taste great in ginger soy sauce. Man, I have been watching way too much Anthony Bordain...

    Charlie
     
  10. Tank

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    I was *almost* weirded out a touch, then i remembered that most of those here are in the theatre industry... hooray for theatre and the associated insanity! <3 :grin:
     
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    and late nights and drug taking
    what, we don't do that anymore,
    isn't it still the 70's ;)
     
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    oh and welcome to controlbooth

    melbourite eh, fine man
     
  13. Tank

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    I *think* caffeeine counts as a drug... :ninja: hehe :)

    and melbourne for the win! although more specifically Prahran... *hugs prahran*
     
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    hugs prahran

    mate don't do that, it would stab you :)
     
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    Sorry, Tank, should have mentioned that I'm a girl! Not that it matters much around my theater. And why oh why are all the guys going out for "The Fully Monty" GAY? That puts a serious damper on my fun, action-packed viewing (our director is having all the actors audition in their underwear - is America a great country or what? No bashing of Austraila (or Kiwis either for that matter) - you're also fabulous - in fact, the first time we visited, Chris talked for a year about immigrating.

    Anyhow, Tank, as you've no doubt discovered, we are a spirited bunch, so jump in have fun and the last one leaving, turn out the booth light.

    Charlie
     
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    \o/ i didn't mentione that i was a girl either :oops:

    woo for femme-techs :D Here it seems to be kinda rare... at least at the level im at, at the moment (work = roadie / local crew in melb) and i think for Big Day out there were maybe 6 or 7 chicks? :\ ah well ^_^ it's all great fun.


    [action=Tank]is posting because shes procrastinating about deciphering confusing Audio Visual documents... ;_;[/action]

    :D
     
  17. gafftaper

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    Believe it or not Tank, Spikesgirl's only been around the booth for about a month. She's fitting in quite well.

    Tank, now that we know you're a girl you can look forward to greeting from the other Charlie. He only posts in the new member forum when the new member is female*.

    *This statement may or may not actually be true.
     
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    I agree, Tank, woo hoo for female techs! Actually, you should stop by our theater. We have an abundance of female techs, which makes the shows a lot of fun when we're all PMS'ing together. I keep thinking that we should do a poll of all the female techs on this board - I know of Techiegirl and Miriam, but that's it. We're everywhere - just like Savoir Faire - he's everywhere. Opps, letting my Bullwinkle roots show...

    Gaff, you're sweet - I fit in quite well in a number of places *ahem*. I also think that you are what our old German neighbor was referring to when she talked about guys 'with a bit of the devil in them'...heh, heh, heh...

    Charlie
     
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    just remember

    your helping the school that is controlbooth

    go co ed

    50/50 by 2020 :)

    it applies to energy use AND controlbooth :)
     
  20. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    :angel: ME? I was always a straight "A" good student and only got in trouble once... When my friend and I as leaders of the German club declared war on the French Club. We took an actual declaration of war and adapted it to fit the situation. "Whereas French is an inferior language..." We signed the thing "Der Kaiser und Der Furor". School administration thought a group of Nazis was threatening to attack French classes.

    Kids. Don't declare war on the French Club.
     

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