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Discussion in 'New Member Board' started by indyLD, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. indyLD

    indyLD Member

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    Aha, was looking for an introduction thread but gave up. Now I find it.

    Hi all,

    My name is Rob and I am a freelance LD and programmer working in the UK and Europe. I have been lurking at the CB forums to get a feel for all things lighting in the US and to brush up on my US terminology (reason for that in a minute).

    I have been around theatres for as long as I can remember, and although I have working in concerts and events for the last 15 years I have a background in traditional theatre. I trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (like all those famous English actors) and now live in the West of England with my family.

    I am looking forward to getting involved in discussions here at the CB and trying to understand lighting on the other side of the pond. The reason?

    Well, I run a stage lighting blog for beginners and it is getting quite popular worldwide. At the moment, I only really have a handle on what's happening in the UK despite the fact that my readers are from all over the world, particularly the US.

    I am interested in techie education for the next generation and also developments in our industry. I have uses quite a few different consoles and so often have an opinion or two about new moving light controllers that come out. I try to translate all this "pro" stuff into articles that the On Stage Lighting readers can understand and progress in their field.
     
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    Welcome Aboard!
    I'll be next to no help what-so-ever in advancing your modern lighting in America knowledge, however, I'm pretty good with the old stuff and very opinionated about what I like. :mrgreen:

    You'll find, or maybe you already have found, that there are a lot of us interested in, 'bringing up the next generation right." Glad you're here.
     
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    And I'm really good at "Lights? You need lights? I don't do lights, man." - sorry, set designer, SM, scenic artist, but not LD. I look forward to reading what you and the others have to say.

    Seriously, welcome to the Booth. Ask, answer and have fun!
     
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    Welcome to the Booth! I hope we can learn some UK terms from you.

    Also, I'd like to mention the links in your signature don't work for me (they attempt to download html) so I would test those out. And let me know when you fix them (iPhone lighting apps? :mrgreen: ).
     
  6. indyLD

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    In the UK, "spanner" refers to any kind of nut wrench. In lighting, we often use an "AJ" (Adjustable Spanner) on the "hook", G-clamp or J-Clamp.

    I enjoyed Lekoboy's list. I think, however, that a full size UK/US translation glossary of theatre terms could actually run to serveral pages. Maybe when I have been here a bit longer I ought to compile one.

    Best wishes and thanks for the welcome.


    Edit:/ The links in my sig work for me but they seeom to a Control Booth redirect when you mouse over them. Perhaps the mods could let me know what it is I don't know about linking in signatures.

    Edit 2:/ Oh and now the ones below seem to be normal and work ok.
     
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    Probably an issue on my end then, as they still don't work for me. I'll try it in Firefox tomorrow. :]

    Yes, when you have time, the glossary would be a great addition to the wiki.
     
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