UNIT 65

Today we did the technical side of our production chatterbox. We took turns setting up and running the lighting, audio and video and rotated each job around as the production progressed. The sound involved us setting up lapel mics and doing a quick sound check to make sure everyone on stage can be heard also running though the sound cues from the script. This was easy enough to do as we only had to put them in order though the QLab software and pressing a button as the cues came to trigger them. With the lighting we had to locate our pre-programmed recordings of light cues saved in the desk and adjust them to fit the new staging. This involved having to go through the edit menu on the avolites desk and selecting the cue we wished to edit then changing the parameters. Our video was also done through the QLab and only needed a run through of the pre-programmed cues.

 

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UNIT 68

Chatterbox Set Up

We started by putting up the stage together and finding the best place for it to go. Once we had done this we put the legs onto it making sure there were even. We then set up the lighting rig by first setting up the stand that holds it all up and then putting up the bars. we then began setting up the cables ready for the lights. Making sure the lights were secured and their holders were properly set up and securing them to the lighting rig and putting a safety chain onto it before connecting them up to the power supply. We then got the T bars with our par cans on and set them up, connecting the cables to the power supply. We then taped down all lose cables to make the area safer. We then set up the speakers and connected them to the power supply and control desk. After this we would set up the staging

 

 

 

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Unit 66 PMD123456 Evidence

We selected the fixtures 2x Par56 Short 2x Par56 Long per side. We chose to put the short par cans on the sides for an over all wash of light as they have a wide beam angle.  The long par cans were used to pinpoint certain people and placed in the center. I choose the color red for the gel as i thought this would work well with the show. I got a pair of scissors and a gel frame. i placed the gel inside of the frame and cut around the edges to not waste as much gel. I found the correct sized frame for the fixture, making sure it fit before securing it. We used a T bar instead of a truss rig because the lights wouldn’t fit onto the rig and the T bar seemed more suitable for this scenario. We removed the g clamps from the lights as we secured the lights directly to the bar.  We got a dimmer pack and placed it at the base of the T bar so it didn’t get in the way of lights and there was more space. We plugged the IEC Extension cables in and made sure the lights hod power and connecting them to the desk so give us control over them, and connected the dimmer to the 16A Distribution Unit. Setting thew channel on the dimmers so we have control. We tested the lights but had a couple problems such as  one of the lamps had blown and we had to replace the lamp, one of the dimmers was on the wrong mad and was controlling all lights on one channel and finally one of the dimmers wasn’t working which we concluded was the fuse.

 

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Unit 66 PMD123456 – Evidence

 

 

PMD 1 Evidence

 

 

stage lighting fixtures- LED washes, batons, ETC source, filter gels-different thickness, conventional fixtures or generic fixtures have shutters (four points)- used for when you need a sharp edge ie 90 degree angle. high intensity.”fixed focal length” shorter the tunnel the wider the beam and the longer the tunnel- the narrower the beam- beam angles.

gobo’s- normally metal (light continuously shining through).

source 4 zoom- adjustable tunnel

Fresnel lens spotlight- lighter and smaller than the source 4. allows you to move the lamp. the beam can be shaped but external barn doors but cannot be cut sharply buy ERSes. (no shutters) cannot use gobo’s. they are useful for a sort edge and ability to have variable beam angles

parabolic aluminized reflector- traditional PAR fixture is self contained. you cannot adjust the beam angle unless you buy the specific lamp for the fixture. very narrow spot (VNSP) narrow spot (NSP) medium flood (MFL) wide flood (WFL).

ETC manufacturer- Altman

LED fixtures .- stands for light emitting diode

follow spots. needs somebody to stand behind them and operate them to light up a performer. the follow spot will have an iris for controlling the size of the beam. a dowser which is a mechanical dimmer which can control the intensity beam and to fade in and and fade on the light. must be more powerful the any other light on stage.

boomerang -changes the colour of the beam.

automated fixtures- its automatic and programmable. moving head or moving yoke, these work by moving the entire body. more likely to have a tight beam. mortised focus. a moving head spot has a built in gobo.

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shutter

tilt

colour

iris

intensity

Unit 65 – PMD12345 – Evidence

PMD 123 Evidence Powerpoint:

 

Our First Event – Unit 65 P4

On the 29th September we had a double lesson of production arts but I could only be there for the first lesson in which we spent at the EW workshop getting the equipment together and learning how to use and set it up. I was on the lighting side of it rather than the sound side. We got the cables and lights that we could use and sorted them out before taking them back to the school. The brief is in my last post.

The others in my group set up the lighting and tested the lighting making sure there wasn’t any issues with it or anything we had left behind. the sound group did the same, testing for issues and to see if they had forgotten anything they might have needed. People that were performing tested out the mics and made sure there wasn’t any technical issues.

 

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UNIT 65 – PMD-45

Allocating Roles-

In today’s session we decided on each individual role for each person. the main jobs needed was Production Manager, Lighting Technician, Sound Technician, Video Technician, A Host and A Stage Manager

So far we have only chosen the production manager, which is Lucie.

Production Meeting:  26/01/15

Present: Lucie, Charlie, Maria, Millie, Kayleigh, James D.C, Louie, James A

Not Present: Abi, Maddy

Agenda:

  • Decide Job Roles
  • Requirement For Job Roles
  • Show Content
  • Chat Show Name
  • Host and Guest on Show
  • Deadlines

Meeting Notes:

Lucie: Production Manager

James D.C: Sound Tech

Louie: Lighting Tech

James A: Sound Tech

Kayleigh: Lighting Tech

Millie: Video Tech

Lucie: Video Tech

Maria: Video Tech

Charlie: Lighting Tech

Show Content: We have been discussing the shows content and been working out what we want to happen in sound, lighting and video throughout the show. We have decided on 2 guests coming on. The first guests being Charlie talking about his BGT audition and the second guest being James talking about his band.

Scene 1: Guest: Charlie

Sound: Theme Tune of Show, Audience Applause, Lapel Mic on for first guest

Video: Britain’s Got Talent Logo, Charlie Infront of Sign, Charlie With his number, Video of Strange Acts.

Lighting: Lights Dim on Host, A follow spotlight on guest walking in, lights back up and follow spotlight off when guest gets to seat

Scene 2: Guest: James

Sound: Theme Tune of Show, Audience Applause, Lapel Mic on for second guest

Video: Full band photo, video of James on drums

Lighting: Lights dim on Host, a follow spotlight on guest walking in, lights back up and follow spotlight off when guests gets to seat

Scene 3: Guest: Maria and Lucie (Black and White)

Equipment: 1  amp, 1 DI, 1 SM57, 2 SM58, Monitor, Active Speaker System, Guitar, Ukulele

Sound: All equipment turned on, mics on, amps on, speaker on. All lapel mics muted

Video: ???

Lighting: Blackout on host and guests, multiple lights on performers.

 

Production Meeting 2

Production Meeting: 27/01/15

Present: Lucie, Charlie, Maria, Millie Kayleigh, James D.C, Louie, James A, Maddy

Not present: Abi

Agenda:

  • Show name
  • Rota
  • Venue
  • Show Content-Pictures, Video, Script, Props

We have been disussing name ideas and so far have come up with: Chat Away, The Real Thing, The Chat Show, The Chat Club, Chatting Ring, Chatterbox. We eventually decided on CHATTERBOX.

Maddy has also decided on Sound Tech.

For the venue we have chosen to do it in the milligan theatre.

In the lesson we have each been given tasks to do.

Millie is working on the set design. Charlie is working on the logo. James D.C and James A are workin on the sound kitlist and Louie and Kayleigh are working on the lighting kitlist. Maria is continueing working on the script and I have been working on the rota for the shows we are doing.

ROTA:

Show 1:

Host: Abi

Guest 1: Charlie

Guest 2: James A

Sound: James D.C

Video: Lucie

Light: Kayleigh

Song: Maria

Show 2:

Host: Abi

Guest 1: Charlie

Guest 2: James A

Sound: Maddy

Video: Maria

Light: Louie

Song: Lucie

Show 3:

Host: Abi

Guest 1: Charlie

Guest 2: James A

Sound: James D.C

Video: Millie

Light: Louie

Song: Lucie and Maria

Show 4:

Host: Kayleigh

Guest 1: Millie

Guest 2: Louie

Sound: James A

Video: Abi

Light: Charlie

Song: Lucie and Maria

SET DESIGN:

SET-DESIGN

 

PMD5:

Working as a technical operator.

 

 

Production Meeting 2

Production Meeting: 27/01/15

Present: Lucie, Charlie, Maria, Millie Kayleigh, James D.C, Louie, James A, Maddy

Not present: Abi

Agenda:

  • Show name
  • Rota
  • Venue
  • Show Content-Pictures, Video, Script, Props

We have been disussing name ideas and so far have come up with: Chat Away, The Real Thing, The Chat Show, The Chat Club, Chatting Ring, Chatterbox. We eventually decided on CHATTERBOX.

Maddy has also decided on Sound Tech.

For the venue we have chosen to do it in the milligan theatre.

In the lesson we have each been given tasks to do.

Millie is working on the set design. Charlie is working on the logo. James D.C and James A are workin on the sound kitlist and Louie and Kayleigh are working on the lighting kitlist. Maria is continueing working on the script and I have been working on the rota for the shows we are doing.

ROTA:

Show 1:

Host: Abi

Guest 1: Charlie

Guest 2: James A

Sound: James D.C

Video: Lucie

Light: Kayleigh

Song: Maria

Show 2:

Host: Abi

Guest 1: Charlie

Guest 2: James A

Sound: Maddy

Video: Maria

Light: Louie

Song: Lucie

Show 3:

Host: Abi

Guest 1: Charlie

Guest 2: James A

Sound: James D.C

Video: Millie

Light: Louie

Song: Lucie and Maria

Show 4:

Host: Kayleigh

Guest 1: Millie

Guest 2: Louie

Sound: James A

Video: Abi

Light: Charlie

Song: Lucie and Maria

SET DESIGN:

SET-DESIGN

 

UNIT 65 – PMD-45

Allocating Roles-

In today’s session we decided on each individual role for each person. the main jobs needed was Production Manager, Lighting Technician, Sound Technician, Video Technician, A Host and A Stage Manager

So far we have only chosen the production manager, which is Lucie.

Production Meeting:  26/01/15

Present: Lucie, Charlie, Maria, Millie, Kayleigh, James D.C, Louie, James A

Not Present: Abi, Maddy

Agenda:

  • Decide Job Roles
  • Requirement For Job Roles
  • Show Content
  • Chat Show Name
  • Host and Guest on Show
  • Deadlines

Meeting Notes:

Lucie: Production Manager

James D.C: Sound Tech

Louie: Lighting Tech

James A: Sound Tech

Kayleigh: Lighting Tech

Millie: Video Tech

Lucie: Video Tech

Maria: Video Tech

Charlie: Lighting Tech

Show Content: We have been discussing the shows content and been working out what we want to happen in sound, lighting and video throughout the show. We have decided on 2 guests coming on. The first guests being Charlie talking about his BGT audition and the second guest being James talking about his band.

Scene 1: Guest: Charlie

Sound: Theme Tune of Show, Audience Applause, Lapel Mic on for first guest

Video: Britain’s Got Talent Logo, Charlie Infront of Sign, Charlie With his number, Video of Strange Acts.

Lighting: Lights Dim on Host, A follow spotlight on guest walking in, lights back up and follow spotlight off when guest gets to seat

Scene 2: Guest: James

Sound: Theme Tune of Show, Audience Applause, Lapel Mic on for second guest

Video: Full band photo, video of James on drums

Lighting: Lights dim on Host, a follow spotlight on guest walking in, lights back up and follow spotlight off when guests gets to seat

Scene 3: Guest: Maria and Lucie (Black and White)

Equipment: 1  amp, 1 DI, 1 SM57, 2 SM58, Monitor, Active Speaker System, Guitar, Ukulele

Sound: All equipment turned on, mics on, amps on, speaker on. All lapel mics muted

Video: ???

Lighting: Blackout on host and guests, multiple lights on performers.

 

Russell Howards good news screens

The show Russell Howards good news uses images on a screen behind the person on stage being Russell or a guest that has something to due with the topic being talked about. I.e a picture of number 10 downing street being about the minister.

This makes it clear to audience about the topic and its also sets a scene. The show also uses video’s and shows them to the audience to create jokes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Active speakers VS Passive speakers and types of cables

in yesterdays session we recapped the information on cables and speakers and what they are used for ibn the first part

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IEC Cable – IEC cables are used for power.

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XLR Cable – XLR cables are used to transfer sound between different bits of equipment such as Microphones and Mixing desks

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6.5mm Jack – a 6.5mm jack is mainly found on instruments such as guitars, bass and keyboards.

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3.5mm Jack – A 3.5mm jack is found on a lot of consumer equipment like phones tablets and computers. 3.5mm Jacks are also widely used for headphones

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Speakon cable – a speakon cable

 

Today we looked at Active and Passive Speakers. The difference