Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy Holidays to everyone

It's the day after Christmas here in Southern CA.  Christmas day was a rainy and cold one for those who stayed here in town.'s about freezing outside, Kathy had to scrape the ice off her car this morning.  Personally...I love it...  Weather is good.

I'm happy to report that Glee is green lit to go into full series production.  We did the pilot in November, and plan to join the series as well.  Very much looking forward to the show.  It's a both a challenge and quite fun to work on a musical.

Sent off a bunch of wireless to Lectro to get checked out and updated.  Moving some blocks around due to the new FCC laws.  I was going to wait and see...but the break in work allowed me to do the change without effect.  Adding a Venue system to the main cart.  Also considering the new Sennheiser Circularly Polarized Helical antennae for the main cart.  Always looking to better my wireless performance.

Let's hope SAG hears the voices of reason and does not go on strike.


Monday, December 08, 2008

Slow December

Yes, it's a slow December on the work front.  November wasn't too much better, just a few days here and there.  This time of year is always a bit slow if you're not already on a project.  Makes for a conservative Christmas...which seems proper this year anyway.

It is leaving me a bit of time to tune up the gear package a bit.  Some repairs, finishing out the truck, and cleaning the gear are keeping me busy this week.

The last show, Glee, had so much playback that we were able to dial in a nicely packed playback rig using Pro-Tools LE, JBL Eons, speaker/power snakes, and a horizontal Magliner.  It was such a good set-up, quick and easy, that we are dialing it in for future gigs.  We are hopeful that Glee will be picked up for series this spring.  Putting the rig to work on a regular job.  

Also, I will be putting some microphones up for sale very soon.  2 full Schoeps systems, including 2 CMC6, 2 CUT 1, 2 MK41, 1 MK4, Collet cable, and mounting hardware.  And 2 MKH70's with Rycote Systems.  Details soon.