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Well, things have been really busy since getting back to uni, with work but also mainly with the ents crew at the moment. Had a small band setup on Saturday afternoon/evening, which went fine enough. Was meant to be doing one myself this Saturday, but have got the International Cultural Evening on Sunday (and rigging for that on Saturday), so may have to pass that one up for a week or two. The ICE is the first project I’ve been coordinating (from a technical point of view) myself, it’s quite exciting, but also quite demanding. Have been attending ICE meetings over the past month or so, but this week is really the crunch week: got a lighting plan sorted over the past couple of days, sorted people out with jobs, figured out how we’re going to do everything, and starting to learn how to use the Pearl 2000 lighting console we have (I’m used to the Enigma, which is an old console we use for the bop mainly, but have never really used the Pearl). There’s a Pearl emulator available for download from the manafacturer’s web site, which is very very handy (along with the manual and tutorial – which I do quite like: “You can patch multiple dimmer channels to the top faders by holding down the AVO button, then holding the first swop button, then pressing the last button of the range to be patched. You might need to grow a third hand, or borrow someone else’s, to accomplish this.”). Hopefully when it comes to actually getting lights doing things on Saturday and Sunday, it shouldn’t be as challenging as it perhaps was.
Also busy with STAR FM again now for 2 weeks, teching shows now and then. Having a good time, the shows so far have run perfectly from my point of view which is great.
I’m probably busy with other things to, but right now, I can’t quite think what. Busy busy, and that, so shall check back in the month of May no doubt!