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  1. Pip

    Pip Active Member

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    Hi everyone. What an awesome site I happened to stumble upon!!

    I'm a design technology major at the University of Northern Colorado, emphasizing in sound and lighting.

    This looks like a great community that I look forward to being a part of!

    Cheers!

    Pip
     
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    Welcome on board, Pip. I have the sense that I'm the only poster on this board who in not into lighting and sound design, but that's okay. You will find tons of info here, but be wary of asking a question before you use the search function or the guys will raze you for it...or maybe they just like razing me instead.

    Anyhow, welcome, hope to see you posting frequently!

    Charlie
     
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    soundlight Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard! University of N. Colorado, eh? If you know Linden, I worked with her last summer at bristol valley theatre (summer stock). From what I've heard you have a pretty good department.

    Use the search tool, there is a huge amount of useless information hidden away in threads here.
     
  4. Pip

    Pip Active Member

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    Haha, what are you into?
    Thanks for the warm welcome.


    Haha awesome! Yeah I know Linden! What's your name, I'll have to tell her I talked to you!
    Man, I had the feeling this place was/ is going to be great for meeting people in the field...

    Yeah, so far I'm enjoying it quite a bit- I'm only a freshman, but I can see that I'll be learning a lot in this program...

    Oh, and you both mentioned the search before posting thing... Worry not, I happen to admin my own forum- I'm quite familiar with what not to do on a forum ;) :p

    Anyway, thanks to you both for the warm welcome, and I look forward to speaking with you in the future!

    Pip
     
  5. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Welcome, Pip. Freshman=fresh meat!:twisted: You know at some point you'll have to choose one over the other, as Lighting always goes SR, and Sound SL; at least in my world.

    We're here (some of us, anyway) to tell you what your teachers don't/won't/shouldn't.
     
  6. Pip

    Pip Active Member

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    Yep, fresh meat is right.

    Yeah, well the only reason i say sound/ lighting is because UNC doesn't *actually* have a sound design emphasis, so I'm TECHNICALLY lighting emphasis, but whatever. I'll learn both things here then get a proper sound engineering degree or something in grad school.

    Thanks for the welcome! :)
     
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    Have to ask cause of the exact wording, did you come to this site through the firefox (and maybe other browsers) extension StumbleUpon ??? If so you have a new time killer here, I think my stumble button is getting jealous of my CB bookmark
     
  8. Pip

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    You know, I worried that people would think that's what I meant. I capitalize it and make it one word when I actually mean I StumbledUpon something :p

    Ahhh but yes- StumbleUpon is a fantastical thing, responsible for many hours of my time down the drain...

    I do forsee this site fighting for the glory, although MY forum will always take the first seat as far as time commitment... I have an actual responsibility to my members there ;)

    We'll see, maybe CB will take second place after SU/ ThinkGeek. xD
     
  9. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Welcome to the Booth Pip! This is your one shot at completely unashamed self promotion so feel free to post a link to your forum if you want us to check it out. As for the search function. There are vast quantities of amazing knowledge buried in those archives. I occasionally just search a topic and start reading to see what I find.

    I've wasted FAR too much time here in the last few years. But I've learned a lot to. Look out for the Aussies around here... they have an odd fascination with our peanut butter brands.
     
  10. Pip

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    Thanks for the welcome!
    Yeah, I tend to relax and read on a forum before i start posting. In fact, this is more posting than I generally do this early in a forum membership. Haha.

    I might share a link to my forum, we'll see. It depends. :p
    Seems like a great place. I've already made a connection to someone who knows a girl I go to school with, so I can tell it's going to be great for getting to know people in the field, especially considering it's such a small field.

    Oh, don't worry, I know very well how to deal with aussies and kiwis. My forum happens to have originated (far in the past, in a sort of disconnected way... long story... haha) in Australia, so it has a pretty big Australian and NZ memberbase. :p ANYWAY....... xD

    Thanks again for the warm welcome. :)

    Phillip
     
  11. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Getting to know people from around the world who share your same passion for theater is clearly one of the best things about this place


    ... except for Hughesie... he's a punk.
     
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    Oooo, so many things...I used to run a scene shop and so I'm really into carpentry, scenic painting, prop building. I taught the History of Costuming and Set Construction for ten years. I've had over ten plays/musicals produced (and published), have designed (sets mostly, but some lighting) over 40 shows. I now (because of a broken back and permanent disability) work in the front and box offices of our theater along with being one of two resident stage managers.

    Aren't you glad you asked? And that's just what I'm into with theater, don't get me started on other things...heh, heh, heh...

    Charlie
     
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    Wow Charlie- you sound like a perfect allarounder! Sorry to hear about such a serious injury...
    Seems like you've had a pretty great theatre career so far :)
     
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    Hey, Pip,

    Have to say that the theater has been really good to me and it's been great to have a career (or several of them) which I've loved. After 34+ years, there's not too much theater-wise that I haven't dabbled in at one time or another. Yet, I still can't wait to get to work and jump into the frey. I wish you the same long and enjoyable theatrical career.

    Charlie
     
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    Hey ismn't that Kinda like the Chinese saying, "May you live in Interesting times." ?
    Sort of a blessing and a curse.
    :mrgreen:
    No, seriously, I've been doing this for a while myself, and as Charlie... Oops Spikesgirl, said it's had its up and downs and even after the downs I don't know if there is really anythign else I would want to do.
    I don't think I've Officially said Hello yet so.. Hello. Ask a lot of questions answer what you can.
     
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    You're absolutely right, Van. Theater has made me crazy, hysterical and driven me to the brink (and beyond) of tears, but I can't think of anything else that has brought me as much satisfaction and pride (son and husband aside) as theater. It has invaded jsut about every aspect of my daily life and I wouldn't have it any other way!

    Charlie...Spikesgirl...just don't call me late for paper tech....
     
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    Hey Van- thanks for saying Hello. :)

    I definitely know what you guys are saying, and I'm sure I'll experience that even moreso more and more over the years, but I already also know, very well, the feeling of being unable to think of something I would rather do more...

    Just such a great place, the theatre is... After a long hard day, it's always worth it
     
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    not true

    i only operate

    i tried to design but well that didn't go down well

    i wonder if an entirely moving light rig would work:twisted:

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    Also welcome to controlbooth may your dreams of finding useful info come true.

    use the search function and you won't get eaten

    oh and welcome to the jungle/trench/fox hole/mix position/backstage/fly tower/....you get the point
     
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    Oh, Hughesie, so many comebacks spring to mind...shouldn't leave yourself open like that!


    So, Pip, haven't seen you in a couple of days? Are you teching? I'm so desparate to do some theater (we're 'between' shows at the moment. - I'm down for two weeks, except for working in the front office...sigh, not the same).

    Charlie
     
  20. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Charlie Hugehsie's 16 (if memory serves me correctly).

    He doesn't operate, although I hear he has recently picked up his "Playa" learner's permit.
     

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