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  • Kissimmee, FL
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What does the lighting résumé look like today?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elisa Goad Apr 16, 2013. 5 Replies

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Elisa Goad commented on Elisa Goad's status
"Great to hear Nook. I've worked at Disneyworld for 14 years now full time, so I know what you mean by red tape. I am looking forward to 'being allowed' to do more with gear and repairs. The difference is night and day as far as how…"
May 17, 2014
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"I am happy to announce that Disneyland has offered me a job. I will be transferring in June. Now for my cross-country move, and the culture"
May 13, 2014
Elisa Goad commented on Elisa Goad's blog post How do I do that?
"We had full instructions from the HOG guy, but still had problems. One of the very last hurdles was to realize the floppy writer wasn't working 'every' time. When equipment is old, it is so frustrating. I whipped up a ChamSys PC…"
Aug 14, 2013
JPalmerLD commented on Elisa Goad's blog post How do I do that?
"Hi Elisa, For future reference, has a link to the Hog II library generator that Denis created. I haven' t use it but have heard it is a life saver. I've been down the road with writing and/or…"
Aug 13, 2013
Amy D. Lux commented on Elisa Goad's blog post Continuing Education on a budget
"Unfortunately I have not met her. Perhaps in the future! California is awesome, you will love it. Plus, since you have a year to prepare I bet you will be ahead of the game by the time you arrive. I try to learn something new every day and as long…"
Jul 30, 2013
Elisa Goad commented on Elisa Goad's blog post Continuing Education on a budget
"Amy- thanks for the additional info refering to YouTube. I have stayed area from Youtube because of the hours I lost when it 1st surfaced. I can never get back those 4 weeks viewing stupid animal/people tricks, but will look into the…"
Jul 29, 2013
Amy D. Lux commented on Elisa Goad's blog post Continuing Education on a budget
"Great Article. I agree with JPalmer - the desire to keep learning keeps us going. Save up for your favorite certs, they are very helpful. For the time in between those classes, I have found that subscribing to YouTube channels are very useful for…"
Jul 29, 2013
Elisa Goad commented on Brandon Creel's blog post GrandMA2: Part 2
"Who offered you the class? ACT or one of the traveling trade shows? I'm looking to attend a class but my options are super limited because of my location."
Jul 27, 2013
Elisa Goad commented on Elisa Goad's blog post Continuing Education on a budget
"Thanks for your encouraging words. There has been a real trend of certification that could add up to a personalized degree in lighting/ live vent production. I think I could sit down and do the financial math, figure the time needed to finish the…"
Jul 26, 2013
JPalmerLD commented on Elisa Goad's blog post Continuing Education on a budget
"Hi Elisa, First, I look forward to meeting in person when you get to Southern California. Second, I understand how you feel.  I am lucky that I work for an employer that provides safety training to ALL employees.  Unfortunately, the same…"
Jul 25, 2013
Elisa Goad left a comment for cody stoltz
"Hey, I wasn't at Camp Bisco, but a good friend Brian McNutt ran lights for the 'B' Stage. If I have insider and info I can write about an event. I'd love to add some of your pictures and will give you photo credit ( only if you…"
Jul 22, 2013
cody stoltz commented on Elisa Goad's blog post Let's all go to Camp, Camp Bisco that is
"I wish i would've known you were out there i was doing lasers in the big tent that weekend"
Jul 22, 2013
Elisa Goad commented on Justin Lang's blog post Smaller Trade Shows... Are They Worth It?
"I attended Plasa and have to say that I get intimidated by the huge trade festivals. One thing to note was the attendance was very low, and I found that the reps were very interested in talking to me out of sheer boredom. I could ask stupid…"
May 17, 2013
Elisa Goad replied to Elisa Goad's discussion What does the lighting résumé look like today?
"We can't actually transfer from Disney to Disney but I have gotten my résumé to someone there. It really depends where we land (my entire family) to which IATSE will have my full attention. I've heard thru the grape vine that…"
Apr 16, 2013
JPalmerLD replied to Elisa Goad's discussion What does the lighting résumé look like today?
"Don't worry about being "too" diversified in Southern California! I regularly work as a Lighting Designer, ME, Electrician, Stage Hand, Programmer. I also work as a TD, Carpenter, Rigger, A2 and Stage Manager. I have spent time as an…"
Apr 16, 2013
Elisa Goad replied to Elisa Goad's discussion What does the lighting résumé look like today?
"Thanks Nook and John. Working at Disney affords me certification in almost everything. John-your advice has made me look at additional certifications, and to look at what I am currently up to date with. When I break everything down per discipline I…"
Apr 15, 2013

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What's your current occupation?
electrician, technician, lighting programmer, lighting designer, Lighting tech at Disney and House of Blues
Where did you learn your craft?
Who have you worked for or where have you worked in the past?
Movie sets as an electrician and PBS
What's your favorite new technology?
Always a MA console
Do you have any words of wisdom for your fellow lighting pros?
Don't think your the best. Also think about your style when programming. Development is everything to have a long career.
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Hello California!

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 6:24pm 0 Comments

                                                                      Hello California!

        I have finally made my cross country move from Orlando, FL to Anaheim, CA. I'm sorry it's been so long, but life has been hectic. I did get the transfer from Disney World to DisneyLand, but not from full time to full time ( they don't automatically give that to you ) I moved to California for better job opportunities and THE WEATHER! I know this makes me sound like an old person, but I…


How do I do that?

Posted on August 10, 2013 at 10:32pm 2 Comments

                                                                How do I do that?

          Our technical learning curves are different. Some of us are lucky enough to learn, in order, lighting consoles inside and out, and then move on to the next one and repeat. Most of us have to grab as much time as we can on said console so we can at least troubleshoot out in the field and get a show up in running in one day. Then there is a huge group of us that get a trained rush job on…


Continuing Education on a budget

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 10:45pm 5 Comments

                                        Continuing Education on a budget

             I have less than a year until my family and I relocate to California from Central Florida. There is so much planning and saving money to transport 3 people across the US,  that I understand why people don't do this extreme move. Not to give too many personal reasons, but I have basically been stuck here until my oldest daughter graduates high school. Now that I have a timetable ( June 2014 )…


Let's all go to Camp, Camp Bisco that is

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

                                                   Let's all go to Camp, Camp Bisco that is

      Camp Bisco just sounds like a fun music festival. Where does the name come from, you ask? It all started with the jam band, the Disco Biscuits in 1999. ( Wasn't Prince talking about partying around that time as well? ) The Disco Biscuits are from Philadelphia, Penn and thought it would be a great idea to sit around with fellow musicians to explore new sounds ( technology was…


Electric Forrest

Posted on July 14, 2013 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Electric Forrest

                      Rothbury, Michigan was a buzz with art installations, tons of LED up-lit trees, lasers, large stages with scenic pieces, and over 25,000 music lovers for the 3nd annual Electric Forrest. The 'Rothbury Music Festival" started in 2008, but by 2011 the festival had a new name, new partner ( Insomniac Productions ) and more electronic dance music acts added to their roster. This festival takes over the sprawling Double JJ Ranch for 4…


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At 9:59pm on November 27, 2012, cody stoltz said…

You should come to the buku music and art project this year in march

At 11:58pm on April 25, 2009, Morgan Loven said…
I got the invite. I'd love to be there. I'm going to try, but it depends on if I have the money for a plane ticket. It sounds like the perfect Elisa evening!
At 6:25pm on April 24, 2009, Morgan Loven said…
Hey there! How are you Glad you joined! How's Orlando?

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