PAC Spotlight Class
On January 14, the Local 354 Apprentice Committee conducted a spotlight operators class at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. The class exposed the participants to the operation of spotlights in a proscenium theater and allowed each individual a chance to operate a Strong Gladiator II in a simulated theatrical show setting. During the latter portion of the classes, operators had a chance to try their skills on professional dancers, who actually danced on-stage. Ben Johnson acted as a stage manager and called actual spotlight cues, which closely paralleled an actual stage show.
Thanks to Tulsa Ballet for providing us the company of dancers and to the Apprentice Committee members and journeymen, who assisted in the class!
from the rear of the balcony, looking at the stage with the "dummies"
being lit by the class
One of the stationary dummies, lit with open white.
in "Skylab." From the left is Phil Knapp, Emerson Parker, Tracy
Looking over Fred Rhode's shoulder to Lamp #2. That's Trevor Acton at the controls.
Mark Facci on Lamp #1 with Debbie Garrison and Chris King awaiting their turns.
Emerson Parker and Tracy Lawson with instructor Phil Knapp overseeing the events.
A view of the stage from the Skylab window with Lamp #1 picking up his lead.
Fred Rhodes, Phil Knapp and instructor Ben Johnson. During the class,
A view of where the light ends up, looking from stage right.
Tulsa Ballet's six attending dancers. Their participation helped add a
valuable degree of
Looking from stage left at the spotlight positions in Skylab.
Nutcracker 2011 Crew Picture