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Just a novice in need of some guidance

Discussion in 'New Member Board' started by jjestrauss, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. jjestrauss

    jjestrauss Member

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    I am a relative novice to the theatrical lighting realm. I was hoping to receive some guidance into what rosco gels work best for overall color, i.e. blues, reds, greens, as well as flesh tones. As an add on to who I am, I am serving as the lighting coordinator for a small church, i.e. 250+ members. The church is called Pine Ridge Church in Alamance County, NC. We have been in active service for 12 weeks and have just moved into a new facility. As a side note, our minister was interviewed by Tom Brokaw today for a piece on new churches. NBC news from NY videotaped our service yesterday, talk about pressure!!! I will include some photos of the service so that you may critique them. I have only been doing lighting for the last 14 weeks!!! I work as an electrician during my day job.

    As for equipment, we currently use an Elation control board with 6 elation dimmer packs. As for lights, I have 2 source 4 lights, about 12 fresnels, and par 56 and par 64 lights. I am also trying to download the new softplot program. Does anyone have a site to access this program, or does anyone have another program they recommend??? As for gels, I am currently using what our av guy gave me from a previous church. I am not sure what exact gel numbers they are, but I am having fun trying them out anyway!!

    If anyone can guide me, please feel free to let me know.
    Check out these links to see our stage lighting.
    www.taddgrandstaff.com
    www.pineridgechurch.com
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Welcome, jjestrauss. Tell us more about yourself, and try to use the search feature of the ControlBooth. Here's a recent thread that may answer some of your questions.
     
  3. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Welcome to the booth. Like Derek said we would love to know more about you and hope you will stick around to become a regular. It's a great community. Below is a post of mine from a recent thread, use a mix of three colors from straight ahead (neutral), 45 degrees to the left (Warm or cool), and 45 degrees to the right (what ever is left).

     
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    Well, hi. I am also a novice in need of guidance:) Welcome. This place has lots of info, and lots of people with lots of knowledge to share (not me yet, but stay tuned!):mrgreen::mrgreen:
     
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    Welcome Aboard! I'm sure you'll find a lot of answers on here. Use that search button, it's invaluable, and never be afraid to post a question, there are no stupid questions.
    In answer to the current one however, It really depends a lot on what you are lighting, who you are lighting, and the overall feel you are trying to induce.
     
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    Check out my lighting pics and updated bio. Let me know what you think
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Welcome aboard!

    The only silly question is the one we've answered twice in the last month, so do a quick search and then ask away. We don't bite under normal circumstances.
     
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    Welcome to the Booth! Don't be afraid to both ask ANDanswer questions!! We all are learning about something. Again, welcome.

    Dennis
     

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