So this week I started a new project. This project revolves around a department and discipline that I am interested in, but don't have as much experience in as lighting. VIDEO!!! I am getting a chance to work with an audio company on a touring broadway show. Much fun.
I have a good bit of knowledge on most of the gear, but video walls are a bit new to me.
What's cool about this show is that everything runs through a media server. All cameras are controlled through the media server. So the lighting console has complete control over everything video. There is no director sitting at a mixer, heck there isn't even a tech that will travel with the show. All the cameras have automated pan/tilt that can be programmed into the show. If you are a production manager on a upcoming tour I am working on be ready for me to want to do this:)
I am getting the chance to learn about video wall mechanics and it is great. The system I am working with acts a lot like DMX addressing so it's pretty familiar to me. We will mount them in large metal roll around racks and that's how they will travel and be used in the show. Pretty cool.
I also get to play with some fun toys that I have been excited to see in action.
All in all this has been a great experience so far. I am eager to get back to my friends next weekend, but I am going to enjoy the ride.
I feel like I bragged a bit, but I am pretty excited about this.