Walking on Stars
Photographer Lee Eunyeol constructed elaborate light installations that appear as if the night sky switched positions with the ground, flipping it upside down. It is based around the idea of inverting the night sky. The glowing stars and planets are now nestled inside tall grass and deep between earthen cracks. The results are incredibly unique and thoroughly surreal. The series titled Starry Night generates a mysterious and magical landscape that juxtaposes day with night.
Light installations are my favorite
There are so many “tech thatre” blogs out there that do the worst things (in my opinion.)
Why call it hell week? If you hate it that much, find something else to do.
Without us, actors can’t/aren’t/wouldn’t/etc. Designers, technicians, PMs, TMs, Front and Back of house personnel and everyone else it takes to make productions happen work with the talent hand in had to make a show happen. We aren’t better than them, they aren’t better than us. We are equals. We are PROFESSIONALS. Start acting like it.
Stop calling yourself a “techie.” It’s not necessarily demeaning, but it detracts from the special skills you have learned and been taught that you use with pride.
You are designers. You are riggers, electricians, audio engineers, production managers, seamstresses, scenic painters.
Carry those names with pride. Carry yourself with a sense of professionalism that will make people remember you, and want to work with you in the future.
And remember, no matter what you do. we’re all in this together.
Just something to think about.
Also, nobody except those in theater get the luxury of a WEEK of tech rehearsals. Yes, it might be a long week, but I have long weeks every week. Sometimes 90-100+ hours. People working in theater have no idea how easy they have it. Imagine everything you need to get done during “Hell Week”, but you only get 90 minutes. Sometimes you only get 20 minutes. Often times you don’t actually get any time at all to do rehearsals or soundchecks or a proper focus or anything. And then it all has to go back on the truck to do it again the next day.
There’s a reason true professionals don’t refer to it as “hell week”, and that’s because every fucking week would be constituted as such. We just call it work, and we get it done.
This is one of NINE trunks going out this week, in case you were wondering what I’ve been up to
(the less glamorous part of the job)
This holiday season, I’m thankful for my idiot neighbors who own the unprotected “Linksys” router while my service is down.
This movie is so gorgeous.
I wrote this big long personal post earlier but I guess it never made it through.
Tonight wasn’t the best night. It always seems that I find myself in the same predicament, surrounded by hundreds of people having the time of their lives, while I wallow in my own loneliness. And it’s a bit of a vicious circle.
It’s really hard to come home to an empty house on nights like these.
I’m sure it has a lot to do with my personality. You will never find me in a club or super loud crazy bar on my nights off. It’s not that I don’t like people, I have just become so desensitized to the loud music and “club scene” that it’s really off-putting. I won’t say it’s been ruined for me, but it’s pretty much been ruined for me.
I love my job. I say that a lot and that’s important for me to get across because I really do mean it, even on nights like these. But that doesn’t mean it’s not difficult. I’ve had some pretty major ups and downs the last few months, I just hope this isn’t the start of something downward. I think it’s just late and my head’s not in the right place. I hope. If so, please forgive me. If not…. please forgive me.
With 4 full rigs going out next week, we had to dip into some of the analog gear. I like that I can label things NFG and nobody cares. I got written up for that at the hotel once lol