"Hi Valeria; not probable since I'm in Spain :) I've contacted you 'cause I recently made a PLS account and I'm going to stay in Mexico at least two months in February / March, so I'm interested in meeting lighting…"
"Thanks Don Lanier for your advices. I alrady have the book writen by Richard and also the other "automated lighting" very useful both and I really wish I could attendto his seminars but I live in Mexico and It´s not…"
"I suggest you GOOGLE our freind Richard Cardena and subscribe to his classes, and literature offerings, also if your still in school get into vocational training, if your out of hi school then start looking for jobs and learn from the bottom up, Buy…"
Hello everybody, I´m not an electrician but have to joing to post here where you are.I´m a young lighting tech who is willing to learn more than the basics of electricity but need someone to ask to, so I decide to post here. feel free to add me as friend. :) Thanks.See More
"Ok, thanks guys! It´s always nice to read your replies.
I have also met new pepople and we´re about to go on tour on thursday so I will meet more people, have had fun despite there´s a jelaous guy who´s bothering me, but…"
"I got my first call for a little mini tour that was supposed to be a tech up in the N.E corrido for 5 days, tried to get 250 a day but settled for 200. Then two days later there LD for a smaller van and trailer tour backed out so they asked me to do…"
"BS stands for Bull Shit. Sometimes it is wise to take a gig for less money than you think you should be paid, so you can show these people your actual value. You can hold them up for more money next year.
thanks for reply.
well now I´m working on the production, the promoter is paying the average wage for the gigs here in the city, but for the other cities in Mexico and the other countries it will be more, but still not enough…"
" There is definitely something to be said about networking. But this promoter doesn't sound sensible. I don't think anyone leaves home and doesn't get paid on days off. Except maybe a carnie, but I don't know any to…"
Hello, I need an advise. I live in Mexico but a production from US is coming here and then to south america but the promoter wants to take the crew from here to South America, the point is that the promoter pays few and it´s the same as if it were local work here in the city so I think that if he is taking the crew abroad he should pay more, am I wrong? and payment plus per diem and he doesn´t pay days off. I don´t have any idea about how much the salary for a lighting tech is. And also as It´s…See More
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Hi Valeria; not probable since I'm in Spain :) I've contacted you 'cause I recently made a PLS account and I'm going to stay in Mexico at least two months in February / March, so I'm interested in meeting lighting professionals there, or just know about their work. I toured once in Mexico with spanish artist Rosana and I felt in love with the country :) Are you mexican? Hablas español?
Hello Valeria; Steve Shelley here. yes, i wrote the book "A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting". It took a long time to write the first edition [about two years]. the second edition was much quicker because they didn't want to wait for me to think about it too much. if you spot any inconsistencies in the text please let me know. thanks, Steve
perdium is when you get payed a certain amount of cash in hand for each venue each day, so like if you were touring in germany one day and france the next or something youd have like 20 or 30 bucks of the local money, im not sure if people generally get perdiums touring in thier home country or not, itd be best to ask nook or somebody, because honestly I dont full understand because I havent been on tour but for a three shows back to back as a tech going around the state.
Graphic Design ! Excellent ! Video eiting excellent! These are skills that will come in handy as you progress down the road to becoming a designer. Good to get a overall view from a producers perspective for future projects. Good Luck !
Currently I am busy in South Africa. Booked solid till 16 Dec. I had no work in Europe this year but I know that money is tight there at the moment. T he shows I am working on right now are small dance reviews for the Casinos here. I have designed the sets, lighting, and video media for them. I will post some pictures when I open the them