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jason misterka

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Friendly Reminder. Proper Stage Plots
« on: July 02, 2014, 10:33:02 am »

Happy Festival Season, everyone.

Friendly reminder to make happy stage plots.

This is the worst plot I have received as yet.  32 bands at this particular festival.

Originally a MS-Word doc instead of a PDF (I made it JPG for the post).  I am guessing 4 positions or is it 6?  No monitors?  No more ink in my printer?  Come on...  At least they had the band name on the paper, I removed it to be discrete.

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Re: Friendly Reminder. Proper Stage Plots
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 11:15:03 am »

But those gradients look so stylish!
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Re: Friendly Reminder. Proper Stage Plots
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014, 01:02:23 pm »

Don't forget to anchor the stage at the USL corner, as per the rider...
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Re: Friendly Reminder. Proper Stage Plots
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 06:08:40 pm »

Looks pretty straight forward to me.

I wish I had at least that for a stage plot for most of the shows I do...

43 years in the business and loving every minute...:)

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Re: Friendly Reminder. Proper Stage Plots
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014, 06:27:45 pm »

Don't forget to anchor the stage at the USL corner, as per the rider...

You know, that would almost be worth the trip to a prop/supply store... buy a cheap-o anchor and hang it on that corner of the stage. When everyone else asks you why it's there, "Oh, it's for BAND NAME who requires an upstage anchor."

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Re: Friendly Reminder. Proper Stage Plots
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2014, 06:46:59 pm »

A poorly made, accurate stage plot is much better than a perfectly made and annotated wrong stage plot.  I've had MANY more of the latter...


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Re: Friendly Reminder. Proper Stage Plots
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2014, 06:53:05 pm »

A poorly made, accurate stage plot is much better than a perfectly made and annotated wrong stage plot.  I've had MANY more of the latter...


frank

"Oh, you got THAT plot..."

There is a story that gets repeated when this topic comes up... the band arrives and the production company has the stage pre-wired and set per the plot.  "Something wrong?"  "Yeah, we can pull that stand over; it was for our XYZ player, he died 3 years ago."  Old stageplot syndrome.
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Re: Friendly Reminder. Proper Stage Plots
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2014, 07:38:59 pm »

Happy Festival Season, everyone.

Friendly reminder to make happy stage plots.

This is the worst plot I have received as yet.  32 bands at this particular festival.

Originally a MS-Word doc instead of a PDF (I made it JPG for the post).  I am guessing 4 positions or is it 6?  No monitors?  No more ink in my printer?  Come on...  At least they had the band name on the paper, I removed it to be discrete.

Jason

It's funny, now that I do only wireless full time, I ask for four very specific pieces of information from the acts bringing RF gear to shows that I work:
Manufacturer
Model
Frequency band/group
Number of units of each

I get this exact information back from them far less than 50% of the time.  Often the entirety of their response, if I get one at all, is something like, "518-558".

When I was a monitor engineer, I would receive accurate and current stage plots from the acts a bit more often than that.   ;)

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Re: Friendly Reminder. Proper Stage Plots
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2014, 09:23:32 pm »

What's a "stage plot"??
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Re: Friendly Reminder. Proper Stage Plots
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 12:03:02 am »


What's a "stage plot"??

It's the interesting back story to the ridiculous show that ensues when the production guys have incorrect info.

I.e. The monitor engineer is plotting against the PM....
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