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Spotlighting

This is the spotlight I use.

See those levers on the side? between the two tubes? those are the frame switches. they drop colored plastic frames over the lens to give the light a coloration.

The second set of levers (the ones on top) alter the size of the spotlight by moving the lens closer or further from the light.

Those are the basics of a spotlight.


Day One

My internship is at the Company Theatre in Norwell. I worked on the props and helped with the lighting. The business of theater is easier for the workers than it is for the owners. They have to purchase the rights to show a certain play, hire actors, hire choreographers to train the actors, and manage the sets. I would like to continue in this field of work because I like helping from behind the scenes. Sometimes literally.

   This is the prop room.

   This is the light I use.

   This is the stage (or my view of it)

PS: if you ever get a job here, don’t use the staff vending machine. It doesn’t work.