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December 20, 2011   9 notes

If you’re bored this winter break and have nothing to do, watch Fraggle Rock. The main character’s name is Gobo.

#justifyingpromotingFraggleRockonmytechblog

December 12, 2011   5 notes

Any tech questions?

December 6, 2011   8 notes

God bless the lighting man. And woman, too.

December 5, 2011   549 notes
fyeahbackstagebadger:

Submitted by polkadotpolak and diamondelight92

EVERY SHOW EVER

fyeahbackstagebadger:

Submitted by polkadotpolak and diamondelight92

EVERY SHOW EVER

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December 1, 2011   3 notes

Break from tech? Make art from scraps.

November 21, 2011

Anonymous asked: Hello, I am a young technician. I'm in my freshman year but I already know I want to do tech as a career. I have some questions about going to college for tech: Is it easy to get into a college for tech? Is it expensive? Are there scholarships? How would on go about getting a scholarship for tech? Do you still have to have amazing grades? What would look good on a resume?

Okay, these are some very broad questions and I will answer them to the best of my ability.

Tech usually isn’t that hard to get into unless you’re going to a conservatory school or an art school. A regular public or private school will focus on your high school success grade-wise and your passion for theatre.

It depends on what college you want to go to. A private will usually be more expensive than a public but their leniency with scholarships is usually greater.

Again, it varies. There are scholarships for everything.

Ask the school you want to apply to or look for outside resources.

It depends. Amazing grades are good no matter what but art departments in general will also look at your current talent, your potential for growth and your passion.

Honestly unless you’re looking into a conservatory school having a superlong impressive resume is not important. Work on your high school productions and maybe look to community theatres in your area. Otherwise you really can’t build your resume until you get to college.

A lot of these questions would be better suited for your high school college counselor or your drama department. Good luck in all of your technical pursuits!

November 19, 2011   1 note

Anonymous asked: Can you explain the gel prank and the joke about "whoever focused the sun did it wrong" for those who dont know?

long ago in a theatre fat far away gel’s (the colored paper put over lights)¬†were literally made out of a gel like material. Educated techs are the time knew such, but the newbies did not. So, as a prank, the old techies would ask the new techies to “wash the gels” and the gels would literally melt away in the water.

"focused the sun" refers to light focusing

November 17, 2011   162 notes
fyeahbackstagebadger:

Submitted by lightdaway

This was me during The Servant of Two Masters

fyeahbackstagebadger:

Submitted by lightdaway

This was me during The Servant of Two Masters

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