In response to a response on the last photo, that was only eight instruments out of 60 automated ones.

How much disco is too much disco? Debate.

How much disco is too much disco? Debate.

If this was any cable other than ethernet, this wrap job would be an embarrassment. But because it is the blue, twisty devil of impossibility, it’s actually the true definition of sexy.

If this was any cable other than ethernet, this wrap job would be an embarrassment. But because it is the blue, twisty devil of impossibility, it’s actually the true definition of sexy.

No, we’re not that high up, our person is actually the same size as a tilt bolt.

No, we’re not that high up, our person is actually the same size as a tilt bolt.

If you’re ever feeling bummed by the number of followers you have, pretend that each follower is his/her own special watt. Then you can compare your follower count to the wattage of lighting instruments.
For example, you have 500 followers? Wow! Your blog is a Par-can!
575? It’s a Source Four!
1000? Dayum, son, you’ve got a 1K fresnel!
1500? Dude. You could be a mover at this point (Clay Paky spot for example) or a fog machine.
Even a blog with 15 followers gives you 15 watts of light. That’s still pretty cool.

If that fails, just switch out watts for whole instruments and start watching your rig grow. :P

Submitted by minorinawkwardness

Submitted by minorinawkwardness

Hey guys, I kind of took a break from the internet a while ago. It’s been a stressful year and this was just my way of handling it. On a depressingly personal subject, I’ve been dealing with some negative gunk for a while and just really needed a break. Thankfully, I’m beginning to see the bright side of things again and I’m feeling much better.
Anyway. I genuinely want to return to publishing on this blog. I also realize I’ve made a few other posts similar to this claiming that I would start posting again. Obviously that didn’t quite happen. Whoops.
BUT I PROMISE THIS TIME. I SWEAR ON ALL THINGS OSHA APPROVED that I have a queue box ready to go.
Thank you for your continued support and PLEASE continue to send your requests and submissions. This blog is 95% you. I’m just a button clicking organizer.

A lighting instrument disappeared from the first bay. It just disappeared. It’s gone… tech week is confusing.

wonderingwithoutreason said: Im (co)stage manager at my high school in long island NY. i was wondering if there are job opportunities in tech theater while im still in high school

Definitely! Check out local community theatres for internship and teen programs. Most have prerequisites you will need to complete before joining and depending on the demand by the students, there may be a waiting list. Sometimes people have more luck than others but it’s all based upon different situations.

For example, I have a friend who had the opportunity to run the light board at a large private theatre when he was a senior in high school. He found his way there by job shadowing the technical director, volunteering in different departments, and finally being given a job. (For anyone interested, the job shadow happened the November of his junior year and he began working the summer before his senior year.)

Let’s play a new game of guess the object. Guess the object. Do it.
Hint: wheel

Let’s play a new game of guess the object. Guess the object. Do it.
Hint: wheel

Tech crew. Terrible pick-up lines, mischief, nonsensical fun.

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