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OfficerKrupke

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Talent Show Tips please?
« on: Mar 08, 2007, 04:35 pm »
I have a talent show coming up at high school. I was just seeing if you guys had any ideas or if I missed anything. I am the sound guy, we have a lights guy designing the cyc and we have a crew who knows what needs to be where, when. Anything else, and/or any tips?

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Re: Talent Show Tips please?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 09, 2007, 12:32 pm »
Maybe you’ve considered this, but:

If any acts are using recorded music, make sure that the recordings they bring work on your equipment, before the show even starts.  (is there a rehearsal?, or some specification on the music?)  (Seems to be a less common problem than a few years ago, but if someone is using a cassette and all there is is a CD player....  On the other hand, I recently saw a cheerleading squad get “burned” trying to use a recording at their own home gym!  Their CD did not work with the gym's CD equipment.)

Minimize the time between acts (okay, that’s a pet peeve for me), but an extra minute between each act can really add up.  But if there is judging for the talent show, there will need to be some “ready” signal that the judges can give to you (or the emcee).

You’ll probably need someone backstage to make sure each act is prepared to go as scheduled (as they say in baseball, “on-deck” and “in the hole”.)

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Re: Talent Show Tips please?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 09, 2007, 02:10 pm »
I actually had to do one of these in high school.  What I did to make things run faster during the show was make a list of the recorded music that people needed and in what order it they go in.  Then I had everything organized in a box according to the order, so the change time between tape/cd was minimal.
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Re: Talent Show Tips please?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 11, 2007, 11:27 pm »
What I did to make things run faster during the show was make a list of the recorded music that people needed and in what order it they go in.  Then I had everything organized in a box according to the order, so the change time between tape/cd was minimal.
From my perspective, that kind of "system" just screams accident waiting to happen.
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Re: Talent Show Tips please?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 12, 2007, 02:53 am »
I would request the CD's/Tapes a day in advance, rip them all, then either compile a new cd, or run them from computer.

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Re: Talent Show Tips please?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 12, 2007, 10:54 am »
What I did to make things run faster during the show was make a list of the recorded music that people needed and in what order it they go in.  Then I had everything organized in a box according to the order, so the change time between tape/cd was minimal.
From my perspective, that kind of "system" just screams accident waiting to happen.

It actually worked perfectly.  Back then the technology didn't exist to rip the tracks, though if I had to do one now, that's exactly what I would do.
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