Flicking on a switch and filling an area with warm or cool light is something we do everyday, we may even chose to alter the mood with a lamp in the corner of a room, or get on a really relaxed vibe with a few candles. Lighting is so very important in our lives we take it for granted. Lighting a show like ours has taken quite a while to tweak and has been dependent on our cameras and how they perform in low light. We have to really push hard to create a vibe that looks good on film, as well as keeping a ‘live’ performance feel for our gorgeous audience members. We’re always trying to make this extra special and this is where you may come in!!
Where does the volunteering take place?
How many hours would I be expected to work?
There are volunteering positions with more sociable hours, but sound is a calling and the people you get to socialise with are probably those you want to be with anyway! There are long hours and often extremely hectic schedules, but that’s nothing to worry about if you’re making your favourite band tick, right? And, it’s only once a month for 10 months of the year.
How long would the volunteering last for?
What sort of work would I be doing if I volunteered?
- Reading lighting spec sheets and liaising with the head of department on the best way of setting up to suit
- Creating schematics of the lighting layout as it changes
- Learning to use the correct lights and colour mixing techniques
- setting up lighting
- Breaking down lighting
- Lighting Design
- Equipment and DMX checking
- Front of house light mixing
- Recording lighting states and cues in MyDMX Software
- Cuing lighting and following lighting cues from script
- Communicating with 2 way radio to other lighting crew and head of department
- liaising with all other departments as necessary