• Education

    Articles of an educational and craft nature. Continuing education and resources.

    ION training opportunity

    by  • July 4, 2015 • Education, Events, Notices

    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 –...

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    Stage Basics: DMX

    by  • July 4, 2015 • Articles, Education, Uncategorized

    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...

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    Safety Everywhere

    by  • April 17, 2015 • Articles, Education, Member Contributions

    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...

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    Stewards Corner: Weingarten Rights

    by  • August 22, 2014 • Articles, Education, Member Contributions, Stewards Corner

    IATSE Local 205

    One of the most valuable protections a worker has is the right to representation when called in by your employer or management. A steward’s presence as an union advocate can sometimes mean the difference between someone being railroaded out of a job or falsely accused, and not having justice prevail. Weingarten Rights are key when discussing representation....

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    Stewards Corner: Sexual Harassment

    by  • August 22, 2014 • Articles, Education, Stewards Corner

    IATSE Local 205

    As a steward faces many challenges daily, there is an important topic that they must learn to handle in a professional manner: it’s called sexual harassment in the workplace. And the responsibility falls not only on stewards but all of the members of the union, as well. Incidents involving sexual harassment are particularly challenging. The incidents involve strong emotions,...

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    Stage Lingo

    by  • August 22, 2014 • Articles, Education, Featured Articles, Uncategorized

    Bible – Stage Manager’s script with all cues noted. Bobtail – Short semi, a box truck used to transport stage equipment. Boneyard – Where empty cases are stored. Bounce – A thin and light colored drop used to “bounce” light off of. Bring It In – Lower the pipe. Buddy (Uncle Buddy) – Friction tool used on the...

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