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3D Storytelling is the biggest industry event that happens in Ravensbourne, with over 650 industry professionals turning up to Rave and over 1000 watching online, there is no other event that pulls in as much industry interest. Fluxity has been at the heart of this event. We were initially brought in just to light and rig the event, but over the past 3 months Russell and Scott have taken on more and more of the logistics and management of the trade show. Fluxity has been working very closely with the 3D Storytelling team to make sure that the event runs as smooth as possible and looks amazing, as well as covering all of the health and safety aspects of putting on a show of this size. There has been one logistical challenge that has dominated this event, getting a 3D Broadcast Truck outside of Ravensbourne.
Today’s the day, when we worked closely with the operation students to produce their first TV show, and to give us all a chance to practice the skills we picked up on the Circus.
Today I was originally just the lighting assistant, but in the end with my previous lighting experience, I took over as the lighting director, coming up with the design, and assisting with the rigging.
This morning we got the bulk of the design rigged with in 40 mins of arrival, but after that, we struggled with a few flown lanterns and dimmer channels. the dimmer channels were a major issue as they didn’t allow me to have lights where I required them.
These little issues pushed us slightly behind schedule, but we’ve learnt from them, and now know faster ways to rig in the studio, and other little niggles that are present.
This week has been a a complete whiteout, since tuesday when it took me 4 hours to get home I haven’t even tried to get up to Ravensbourne. Since Wednesday morning we have had over a foot of snow fall, causing absolute travel chaos, with no trains running from Petts Wood to London.
Just take a look at my Facebook gallery, if you don’t believe how much snow we have had.
Due to the snow in the South East of London, and the lack of transport available, Rave decided to cancel the Industry day, that was scheduled for today. This was a good thing for me as if it had gone ahead I wouldn’t have been able to make it, due to the lack of trains and the fact that the car is also snowed in!
Avid, Avid, Avid, where do I begin, It’s hard to say I liked it, because I didn’t, and the truth be told I don’t think I will be finding much time to edit using it. It’s handy to know the basics and it’s little quirks with the Rave MAM System. This little bits of knowledge will help me troubleshoot problems with the software if required, at a later date.
Patching was an interesting, yet small session, aim at teaching me on how to route signals around the ravensbourne building. There’s not much more than that i can say about it.