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Well that was interesting...

Discussion in 'Safety' started by EPAC_Matt, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. EPAC_Matt

    EPAC_Matt Member

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    I was running lights last night for a choir, band, and orchestra concert.

    Cue 1 was the preshow look, Cue 2 was the Orchestra/Band look I had written before I knew there would be a choir performing first, so cue 3 was the choir look.

    I had linked cue 1 to cue 3 on our Colortran Encore XL so when I hit go, cue 1 would jump to 3.

    Apparently, however, when I did do that, the lights went all caddywhompus on me and I had some sort of mix between the preshow look and the choir look... and it wasn't completing the fade, so I had to hit 'goto cue 3' and the sudden change of lights/colors was like.. bleh..


    That didn't look too good :-\
  2. Eboy87

    Eboy87 Well-Known Member

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    Chicago, IL
    I've had stuff like that happen to me. Flustrating to say the least (combination of flustered and frusted). By the way, is caddywhompus a technical term?
  3. zac850

    zac850 Well-Known Member

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    New York
    Yes, caddywhompus is a technical term. Is is characterized by a mess-up in the DMX or the board creating an effect on the stage similar to when a caddy gets hit (whomped) in the stomach by a bad golfer.

    I had 2 essay's today, I'm in a BSing mode....
  4. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    Stagehand/ Production Company Owner
    Howell, NJ
    when the board goes crazy i call it an electronic seizure
  5. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

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    MA, USA
    I generaly call it "somthing wasnt installed right" because really, nothing in my auditorium is installed correctly!

    I generally dont thing like linking cues like that. My board (express 48/96) lets you add cues like 1.5 and 1.6 so i generally start with cue 5 or 10 and work up by whole numbers the first time through, and then go back and add cues into the .# spaces later when i realize i have messed something up.

    I also do it that way b/c i am not entirely sure how to link cues like that on my board off the top of my head, and getting out the manuel generaly takes too long during a rehersal.

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