Progress!! and Help!!…please

FINAL PROJECT!!!

` I was thinking about getting a team together to put on a production across the street in the small theater in the performing arts center. Basically my main job would be designing/programming the lighting for the show and acting as the lighting board operator. It would be a concert/showcase and It will be in the evening. It will be free and open to the public.

` I havent set ideas for exactly who i want to perform but I have brought the idea to alot of musician friends who are willing to help me out. Maybe have a band headline and have two or three opening acts before hand.

` I was also thinking it will be a great opportunity to have some of my classmates film and take pictures for their event to use for their portfolio.

RESUME!!!

` I have my resume done in a way that is presentable for internships but will have to be altered a little bit for productions jobs that would pay.

`One thing i do know i need help with is a cover letter because some places that offer internships ask for this.

PORTFOLIO!!

` As for my  portfolio, I dont really have one because 1) its hard for me to take pictures and operate the board at the same time when i do do shows, 2) i dont really have a lot of my work documented.

INTERNSHIPS!

`I have sent my resume to a place that is offering an internship. S2BN Entertainment

`I am still looking on Offstage Jobs everyday for stuff.

One thought on “Progress!! and Help!!…please

  1. We’re in class today so comments I’m submitting below are a collection of notes taken from your peers about your needs for help.

    FINAL PROJECT
    – There’s some concern that you describe wanting to be a lighting director/board operator for a show. But also need to put on that show. Is it realistic to do both?

    – Finding partners that are committed to such a project would be a really good starting point most likely. In particular someone that really wants to co-manage the putting together of such a show. We all think it would be awesome to see something like a student band concert in the York Theatre, but let’s be mindful of the organizational commitment required. Someone needs to own that portion.

    – Another direction might be to collaborate with a theatre major who is working on a final project show? Does that exist? Could you piggy back on that type of project and play the role of lighting designer/board operator? Also serve as a liaison with interested CT students to get it documented?

    INTERNSHIP/RESUME
    – Are you looking only for pay internships? We’re worried that may limit opportunities in the future?

    – Sounds like your resume is almost ready. Maybe find someone to sit with to just get it done! GET IT DONE!

    – With respect to cover letters have you searched for samples online? Have you met with Daniel Phelps about the things you should consider writing in a cover letter?

    – Looks like you are apply for opportunities, but have you seen any responses? Have you tried to follow up on any applications even if they did not contact you back?

    PORTFOLIO

    – Offer someone homemade cookies to come shoot some pictures of your lighting setups! Want a yummy cookie? Would you please take some pictures for me?

    – Photos are important, but there is more to a portfolio! Yes? Do you have plans for how you might present these images somewhere? Think about going back to the < initial post on portfolio in this class.

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