Beat the Heat! Summer is finally upon us. We’re looking at long days, lots of sunshine, mildly oppressive heat, and thanks to all the rain we’ve gotten, mosquitoes! That doesn’t mean don’t go outside… just remember to stay hydrated and wear proper PPE (sunscreen, hats, bug spray). Summer also means that work may be...Read more →
ETC is presenting a 2 day series of classes on their ION lighting console. These classes will be held in Austin at St. Edwards University on July 28th and July 29th, 2015. More Details are available on the ETC website. If you are interested in attending these classes, please register at Ion Training –...Read more →
DMX is like cable television. Although your house is being pummeled with 5000 channels of garbage, you are able to safely watch the Spurs or This Old House because your TV can disregard any information it doesn’t need. Only part of the signal coming through the coaxial cable is for the station you’ve got...Read more →
We endeavor to archive as many issues of Stage Call as possible. If you see an issue that is missing, and you have a decent looking copy – please let us know, so we can scan and add it! Thanks! In the beginning – Brad Wilson was president Vol I.1, May 2005 Vol I.3, January 2006 Vol I.4,...Read more →
by Joseph Martin While we tout safety as a virtue, I have found that in many areas of our industry we are either non-compliant or ignore simple things we can do to make our jobs easier and safer. I find in our local that the membership does work safely. We are great about making sure enough hands are on a heavy object and asking others for...Read more →
The editor of Stage Call, Sister Cowan, asked me to provide something on this topic, and so I will attempt to bring out some details that are not only beneficial to 205 Stewards but to the membership in general. Some of this info I have presented on our stewards/discuss web site in the past....Read more →
by Mikela Cowan One of the most common phrases we are taught early on in our careers is “Heads up!” Sometimes it’s a shouted phrase from above to give anyone below them a warning to move. Sometimes it’s a loud notification from the fly-rail or deck that pipes are coming in. In either situation,...Read more →
Sister Cowan and Brother Levin with fellow Longhorn, Emily Tao, Director of Communications at IATSE.
YWC report IATSE YWC Report 2014
Local 205 sent two representatives to the IATSE Young Conference this year. Sister Cowan and Brother Levin would like to share some of their experience with you.
Did you know?
-21% of IATSE membership is 35 and younger (more…)
In March of 1974, the Grateful Dead unveiled a sound system unlike any that had ever been, or that the world has seen (heard) since. It was designed by audio engineer Owlsley “Bear” Stanley, who had recently been released from prison, and at the time was the largest portable (somewhat) PA ever. The main...Read more →
Glad to see that Stagecall is back up and running. It is an important way for our members to stay connected with each other, as well as disseminate information and ideals to the workers in our trade. A big “thank you” to the newly organized Newsletter Committee and it’s editor for jump-starting this periodical....Read more →