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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    hey guys.. i go to st andrews college whcih is in blacktown area, i also do entertainment as one of my subjects.
    this is one of the best subjects out.
    i have learnt lots and hope to do event managment in the future.
    any advice to persue my dream??

    thnx
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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    Quote Originally Posted by sufay
    hey guys.. i go to st andrews college whcih is in blacktown area, i also do entertainment as one of my subjects.
    this is one of the best subjects out.
    i have learnt lots and hope to do event managment in the future.
    any advice to persue my dream??

    thnx
    suzie
    i have an idea . study event management after your HSC

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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    but there isnt any cources directly for event managment..
    if theer is i havnt found them..
    can i please get some info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wynnedoze
    well, it would have to be d. you could have the mic turned on, but if its not connected then theres no power, whether the mic it on or off.

    btw i was sooo stupid at the concert the other day...one mic wasnt working. why not? i'd taken the connection out of the board. luckily i was smart enough to check the connection first before i ran up to the stage to fix it...but i was nearly stupid. Haha, after i had been smart i laughed at the backstagers for thinking it was turned off, which i nearly fell for too...

    I know I'm posting everywhere, but i'd really like to do some of this work without doing it as a VET course. I already do a little lighting and sound at school, but I'd like to do more out of school. I'm willing to even be a bump in minion or something just to learn what stuff there is that our school can't affoard. If anyone knows of somewhere in Sydney where they got work experience, please tell me.

    try calling up the sydney theatre company or even LOTS OF WATTS.. in Rydlmere.. they are a heaps good place.. just yer google their website...
    its a travel but i recon worth it
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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    Quote Originally Posted by sufay
    hey guys.. i go to st andrews college whcih is in blacktown area, i also do entertainment as one of my subjects.
    this is one of the best subjects out.
    i have learnt lots and hope to do event managment in the future.
    any advice to persue my dream??

    thnx
    suzie
    I do Entertainment in the Blue Mountains (Springwood). I wanted to go to the Entertainment SWL lecture at St Andrew's this week but couldn't make it. Do you know what kind of stuff it covered? I really need some other perspectives especially on the exam and stuff cos our teacher is not exactly what you'd call experienced!!

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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    Quote Originally Posted by sufay
    but there isnt any cources directly for event managment..
    if theer is i havnt found them..
    can i please get some info?
    I know there are event management courses around cos my friend is planning to study event management and has found herself a course. I think they're mostly like one year courses rather than degree type courses. I think there is a Diploma in Event Management at TAFE and other courses at private institutions like JMC. Try ACS as well. I'll ask around, but in the meantime, google 'event management courses' or something similar and I'm sure it will turn some thing up for you.
    Best of luck!!

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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    for event managment i know Julius Events College
    have some good courses.
    Im lucky enough, as in our school has a large and good setup. every second wendsday a couple of us
    Practice with 6 mac 250, 2x profiles and 4x washes and a Maxim xlp lighting desk. We do alot of work in the local area.

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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    yer i do, it pretty good i like it alot.

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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    entertainment is a bludge.

    i got my work placement hours up for the 2 years in one lot. i did 90hrs working on a show in newcastle. it was awesome

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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    Entertainment has got to be the crappest subject designed for deabeats, bludgers and losers without half a brain between them.

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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    I did Entertainment(TVET) for my HSC and we focused on Tech Operations and Backstage work . I really enjoyed it. Was great to come out of school holding a Cert III as well as HSC.
    Many places do Events Management at diff levels. TAFE does, as does International College of Management in Manly (Syd), Billy Blue College, and quite a few private (but expensive) places...
    NIDA is one of the only places that actually hosts the follow-up studies to ent cert III, they do a certificate IV which follows straight on from the cert III syllabus. They also run stage management, makeup, costume and set design courses.
    CSU also runs a Design for TV/theatre course which is a good way to go if you're into the design part of production.
    There are lots of pathways and courses you can get into if you're serious about bdeing involved in the Entertainment industry :-)
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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    Quote Originally Posted by davidbarnes View Post
    Entertainment has got to be the crappest subject designed for deabeats, bludgers and losers without half a brain between them.
    You teacher must be or must have been pretty shit?. Entertainment is hard, especially when you specialise, you need to actually have an interest.
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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    i thinkits a greatcourse, im keeping it for my HSC. im only like up to tp2 so far thru DE but its going well lol.
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    haha grew up as a city girl and moved to the country two years ago. i love seeing cows lol
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    lol haha well i do. they look really different on the tv then they do in real life. they're really big.
    Thats what she said.

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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    Quote Originally Posted by davidbarnes View Post
    Entertainment has got to be the crappest subject designed for deabeats, bludgers and losers without half a brain between them.
    i love that u spelt Deadbeat wrong but we're the ones with no brains.
    Quote Originally Posted by alax dillon View Post
    haha grew up as a city girl and moved to the country two years ago. i love seeing cows lol
    LOL qt

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    lol haha well i do. they look really different on the tv then they do in real life. they're really big.
    Thats what she said.

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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    doing the Entertainment vet course at school, seems like a good deal Cert III + HSC. Its something I am genuinely interested in however i cant see it being a good career path. ill probably stick to volunteering for a few things.....

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    I'm doing this sort of thing at uni. Whenever I think it doesn't have career paths, I always make sure to mention that the actor unemployment rate sits around 98.5%. Production is closer to 15%

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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    I am quite interested in the lighting element of this course, our teacher doesn't now much about the lighting setup in our school hall so basically I have just learnt my experimenting.

    Anyhow i want to learn more about setting up DMX, as in configuring the lighting board as well as patching in lights. Anyone got any advice?

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    There's a couple of good eBooks out there for lighting design and basic set up. I had one somewhere, so if I find it, I'll post a link.

    As for learning, at a school based level, just get as much experience as you can. Learn the types of lights and what they used for. Get a colour swatch of gels, and test them under different intensities. Alice Blue is a nice one to try on different skin tones.

    Try programming a basic lighting sequence into the desk. Work on different cue changes, and if you can, get a hold of more than one desk. Importantly, is learn the limits of your equipment. You don't want to try and run 3 1k Fresnel on the same channel at full (it'll break it).

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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    As for the experimenting side of things, i wasn't there at the time but some people in the class plugged in 4 profiles in to 1 power point (overall it was 2amps over) lucky it didn't overload.

    I'am going to try and get the school to buy some LED par-cans, they use a fraction of the power along with being able to adjust the colours via DMX.

    As for the lighting desks have you had any experience using the computer based lighting controllers?

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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    LED's are alright for general colour. Just don't try and do any focus work with them. They also look bad on most skin tones as well. However, as an effect, and something to play around with, they're quite good.

    As for direct computers controllers, I haven't down much with them. I've learnt a little about them, but not heaps. You can pick up a DMX interface for relatively cheapily if you find the right place. Mostly, I just use a standard desk, occasionally having a computer attached, yet still desk controlled.

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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    Sorry about all of these random comments/questions but do you know if standard XLR cables(ones used for audio) can be used for DMX?

    It said some where(i cant remember where) that even though they are the same connectors, the cable it self is slightly different. Are you able to clarify that?

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    They've got different shielding and Ohm rating. They can be used interchangeably over short distances, though the longer the length, the greater the chance of interferance. Personally, I'd just stick to DMX cables for lighting if you've got they. Only use XLR as a last resort IMO.

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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    VET Entertainment Cert III I did through year 11 and 12. It was great at my school cause we had facillities that beat the town civic centre.

    We also had a professional lighting tech and a professional audio tech as our teachers. We ran shows for over 700 people during the course lol.
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    You're pretty lucky. Most schools have to deal with poor equipment and unskilled teachers.

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    Re: Entertainment Industry

    Our schools shocking...in our hall there is a large elevated area at the back about (3m high), basically on top of the store room. This has been traditionally been the area were all the lighting and sound boards are located.

    Late last year the school said we couldn't use it because of OH&S, the reason was that we had to go up a ladder to get up there, and because the material we that we were standing on was not strong enough.(which i disagree with)

    so what do they do? move it all into the storeroom below! This is a enclosed room with only a small door at the front. In other words it muffles the sound of whats happing in the hall, and makes it a great place to put a sound desk /sarcasm

    and whats even more fun is when we are running a show and the volume is wrong etc.....and the person who made the oh&s decision was the one complaining how shit the audio was.

    Our school hall is a bini shell and because of the there is a echo, which makes in harder to judge the volume.

    /rant

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