"If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you're not sure you can do it, say "YES", then learn how to do it later."
We all work together to get a show or event up and running. There's always a time crunch; someone forgot the cables that connect the video wall; there's no light plot; you didn't get enough coffee, etc. Waa-waa. The show WILL happen. Here are some tips to help keep the day pleasant.
As stage hands and live entertainment professionals, we owe it to ourselves and our friends to get educated on how to communicate effectively with people offstage just as much as we pride ourselves in communicating onstage.
Adam Ruins Everything revolves around comedian Adam Conover breaking down widespread misconceptions we have in life. Everything from marriage, to student loans, drugs, prisons, and work. The show doesn't just talk a big game, they back it up with sources and research.
Reblogged: Three Tips To Becoming A Costume Designer – Resa McConaghy — Barnes Film Festival Blog
Education in the entertainment industry is not limited to higher education college or academia. There are a slew of resources out there on the internet.
There are a ton of production suppliers out there. Everything from Mom & Pop to full-blown international production companies with an integrated ecommerce platform. Before you shop around, identify 2 of the 3 factors below that you need to have with your product or service. FAST CHEAP QUALITY Every company does something very well but… Continue reading Production Supplies
Have you ever been on the road, stopped for a bite to eat, ordered some fries, some onion rings, or pretty much anything that is a receptacle for your favorite condiment only to discover that you don't have Tabasco sauce? Worst day EVER! It's gotten so ridiculous that I've decided to travel with my own… Continue reading Touring with Condiments – Stage Hand Condiment Carriers
Work the LDI tradeshow like a PRO!
Hopefully this will be a series of short snippets of chats that I've had backstage with other stage hands and people in the live entertainment industry. These are real topics with real people. Seldom is there much time to chat for more than a few minutes during calls. It happens mostly during breaks or when… Continue reading Backstage Chat #1 – Diversify Your Income