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Great idea! However these are actor and producers we're talking about lol. The last few years they were asked for info and only a few actually submitted it. It was then my job to follow up and get it out of them which I did but it all came in last minute and scattered. Maybe this would work though! Big learning curve for me though since I know how to navigate around spreadsheets but you lost me on the rest of the instructions...

Hey hive :)  I am currently helping out with a small, international film festival (60+ films) and I'm the main contact for all talent involved with the films. I need a clever and easy way to track who's attending, who's sending their "people", who those people are and their titles, what day they arrive in town (for airport trans), if they need accommodation and for how many people, what their film is and category, what workshops they're hosting/attending etc. Unlike other "attendee registration" boring forms sent out associated with event software, I basically would like to take the info they send me in a personal email and transfer it to their "file" (or spot?) that I've created if that's possible. Or maybe there's another way? A database is the first way I came up with to do this but I'd rather avoid spending days learning software. Also I have no budget. Ideally I'd create a document that was easy to access all info for me and my team of festival organizers. Over our first couple of years, a google doc spreadsheet was created by someone (festival organizer above me.. not an SM lol) which I had access to, however I found it daunting to access the info I needed and it was difficult to keep up to date. There's got to be a way to quickly look up someone's name and see all their deets.. Any thoughts??!! Thanks! :D

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Tools of the Trade / Re: Clear-Com Headsets
« on: Mar 27, 2012, 08:14 pm »
Yes, you guys are right! Checked again with my audio dept head and it's a no go on the cc-25. He let me try a cc-27 for the day. While I loved it at first, I found the earbud to be too large and by the end of the day it was causing some mild pain and discomfort since I had to push it in with some force after it fell out twice.
So, ideally I'd like something similar but with an ear bud, or small muff similar to the cc-26. The plantronics looks good but disappointed it doesn't have an adjustable gooseneck for the mic.. and I'd need to read some reviews or try it.
Anyone else wanna weigh in?

Post Merge: Mar 27, 2012, 08:18 pm
Looking for feedback too on the Eartec Co CYB4XLRF    How good can it be for $55.??

Post Merge: Mar 28, 2012, 11:43 am
Just ordered the eartec cyber for clearcom. Looks like it's the best alternative to the cc-27 which was too big for my ear and made it sore after a few hours. I found on another stream, where the cyber got great reviews.

Tools of the Trade / Clear-Com Headsets
« on: Mar 27, 2012, 07:44 am »
Looking for feedback on the Clear com cc-25.. I'm considering an over the ear headset rather than a headband. My audio dept. head says he can rewire whatever I bring him to be compatible since this only comes with a mini-jack. Thoughts?

I've done this a million times but I wanted to hear from others about what you like to include in your first day speech to your ASM. Not necessarily job responsibilities (ie what paperwork they'll be doing), but any rules you have about conduct, approach, and how to set that perfect tone :) Thanks, this'll be fun!

Edit to subject line-Rebbe

I find my style more of a professional "parent" - social time is OK but you need to treat everyone equally - no favoring - and definitely don't get drawn into gossiping.

The Green Room / Re: Best one-liner from a performance report
« on: Nov 09, 2011, 09:19 am »
Ms. Miller unfortunately and unknowingly, got her costume snagged on Ms. Brown's personal bra (black fortunately) in the dressing room, and wore it, stuck to the front of her costume for the first half of Act I.

Hi guys... so I'm putting together a contact sheet for a show that the script was "adapted by" someone. On the contact sheet when I'm listing roles ie. director, designer, stage manager etc, who do I list this person as so it's a matching noun - is Dramaturge ok? It's not a real fit but I can't think of any other term to list - adapter - lol. :)  Any ideas? Thanks!

Tools of the Trade / Lightweight Headsets - Telex PH-150?
« on: Dec 07, 2010, 08:05 am »
Hey guys.. I'm interested in getting a single, over the ear headset. Has anyone used the Telex PH-150? I believe it would be compatible with clearcom but can't seem to find the info. Any help/advice would be appreciated.

Stage Management: Plays & Musicals / Re: PROPS: Edible dessert
« on: Nov 06, 2010, 06:56 pm »
Amazing! With just maybe a spoon of fruit salad and a drizzle of chocolate sauce..  :D

Stage Management: Plays & Musicals / PROPS: Edible dessert
« on: Nov 06, 2010, 01:22 pm »
Ok, here I go again. I need two, small, individual plates, each with the same dessert. Circa 1930's. Edible - They take two to three bites each. Should be a "nice" dessert or somewhat fancy. Ideally cheap and easy. Any ideas? I couldn't see anything in the frozen dessert section at the supermarket last night. Should I make cupcakes and freeze them and then use as individual cakes and throw on some kind of sauce or whipped cream?? Any ideas would be appreciated.

« on: Sep 10, 2010, 10:12 am »
From my very first gig that has stuck with me..

"Never get so caught up in paperwork that you lose touch with the show. You're number one priority is to have a feeling of absolutely everything that's going on."

I'm from the old school less-is-more paperwork rule. Do what is necessary only so your head's not in the paperwork to know/feel the show.

Tools of the Trade / Your own headset
« on: Jul 23, 2010, 08:44 am »
So recently I was thinking about getting my own headset. Apparently a lot of SM's use their own. Working in rep and having to adjust, clean etc. every time I run a show, I began to think about this. I've heard that a 'good' one is upwards of $250 or $300. Does anyone have a clever resource for ordering a headset which is both good and reasonably priced? Thanks!

Tools of the Trade / Re: PROPS: irish car bombs (beverages)
« on: Jul 23, 2010, 08:39 am »
This is probably too late but caramel color and water gets really dark. If you can't find the pure caramel color (usually bought from spirits makers), then pick up gravy browning liquid in a worchestershire size bottle at the grocery store. This is basically liquid caramel color.
To get the foam, I've used Fee Foam for Guinness before. Not bad. Not great but better than just water. If the guys have to chug this, the caramel color is best since it's tasteless and only like chugging water.
Google "fee foam" to read about it. Available at ..

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