Puddle Jumpers

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Update, and Gig Shots

Hi there,
Neil here, as Ingrid mentioned last post, we’ve been a little lax here lately, but mostly that has to do with the fact that we haven’t jumped any puddles lately. I have been mostly just working around town, doing odd gigs here and there. I was scheduled to go to Las Vegas in January, but apparently I was one of the shows budget cuts. Too bad I was looking forward to the event, which would have been a challenge for me in terms of scale. It was a 300 light, 200 automated light, 1000 LED fixture show. For those who have no idea what all that means, suffice it to say that it’s a lot of lights in one room. So it looks like the next Puddle Jump for me is Bermuda/Barbados/Bahamas in May. It’s only one of them, but I can never remember which it is. Ingrid is planning to join me as well if her schedule allows. So if anyone has a tour going out looking for a lighting guy/rigger, let me know.

So the gig in Maui was a corporate gig for an American insurance company, Sort of a thank you for their top sales people, mixed with an AGM. These functions are pretty common, most large companies have some version of it. I was working on the lighting for the event, as well as supervising the rigging.

Here’s a shot of the venue to give you an idea of what I was doing while Ingrid was sunning herself on the beach.
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There were of course three of us in the lighting department.

There was Phil; the LD or Lighting Designer. He was El Hefe, and the reason the rest of us were there.
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I was the #2 on the gig the so called ME or Master Electrician
I was responsible for making sure the show rig was up and running as Phil had envisioned it.
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and of course Melissa our #3. We never really had a proper title for her, but she ended up being our resident LED Diva.
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Here is a shot of our power distribution area, what we like to call the Dimmer Beach

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This is where all the control and power requirements for our equipment meet, and are properly routed throughout the system. To give you an idea of scale, we had a 400Amp 3 phase 5 wire power service to feed our system.

And here is a shot of backstage to let all you who’ve always wanted to go backstage know the truth. Unless the catering is there, there is nothing exciting about backstage
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So that’s all for now, stay tuned for more interesting bits from Ingrid and Neil

The Puddle Jumpers

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This entry was posted on November 23, 2006 by in Hawaii, Main, Travel.

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