I looked up at our NSHS lighting grid and saw tons of cables coiled around the pipes and dusty, dirty instruments dripping with webs and grime. After completing the first summer of my graduate program, I knew this would not do.
Introducing the NSHS Tech Project: Ungirding our Grid.
So here’s the plan
- strike all instruments from grid
- teach how to properly coil cable
- learn/teach how to tie a bowline
- inventory instruments & lighting gear [two-fers, gel frames, extension cords, cable, etc.]
- note all nonworking circuits on a master plan
- clean & bench focus each ellipsoidal instrument
- rehang either in a rep plot or just as a place to hang until we need them for our designs
We budgeted three days after school, meeting from 3: 15 – 6:00. Here’s what we have completed so far:
We figure one work call will get the rest hung. Then we can take the stage during class for the upcoming project inspired from The LXD.
Click on the comment icon at the top and tell us:
Why should we do maintenance on our lighting instruments? What’s the purpose? Does it really even matter?