Our two 10 ot of 12’s (We’re called for 12 hours and work for 10 of them with a 2 hour dinner break) are done and we’ve been through the entire show now at least one time with sets, costumes, projection, lights, sound, acting, and music…
One thing that it’s always fun to see in tech is the costume design. After all the work you see the actors and director do in rehearsal, a good costume design (like the one we have in this show) is like a beautiful frosting job on a tasty cake! It helps really bring the show to life…
While I’m at the theater I’m finding it hard to post status updates, but I did write a little something while I waited for some rehearsing to happen yesterday.
Here’s my 20:
I have two networked computers in front of me. The one on the left is the show control computer and the one on the right is my laptop, loaded with LOGIC and hooked up to a piano keyboard.
I write the cues on my laptop in Lgoic and then bounce them into Peak where I cut the fat, normalize, and resave them.
I then save the Peak file to a folder with the today’s date on it, which is echoed on the show control computer.
I then drag the finished file onto the show control computer and then drop them into Qlab and set levels in the house.
As far as the house is concerned I’m dealing with 12 channels. They are as follows
1. House LEft
2. House RIght
3. House Center
5. Left Surround
6. Right Surround
7. Upstage Right
8. Upstage Left
9. Stage Left (Behind Screen)
10. Center Sage (Behind Screen)
11. Stage Right (Behind Screen)
12. Our Firepit (Localized Speaker)
Today we aren’t called until 1:30 so I’m going to explore San Jose a little more. Tonight at 7:30 is our final dress rehearsal, so I really have today and tomorrow to make easy changes to the show before we get it in front of an audience.
So that’s the haps. I’m going to try and post the updated dance sequence here in a minute to give ya’ll some idea of what I’ve been doing the past few days…