Student Technician Certification
The Golden Valley Theatre is a working theatre, used by many groups. As a student in Theatre 3, you must become proficient in the operation of the various systems which make up this facility. Once you have proven your proficiency in the operation of the sound, lighting, and fly systems, you will be awarded the designation of “Student Technician.” With this designation, you will be able to help with Golden Valley-sponsored events in the theatre and continue your studies in theatrical design.
- Watch the following three podcasts and take VERY thorough notes on how each system is operated:
- After watching the videos, participate in a Systems Lab. This is in-class, supervised lab time, during which you will be able to practice the operation of the three systems and ask any clarifying questions.
Once you have completed the above activities, you will synthesize your notes to create an instruction manual. Assume that your reader is totally unfamiliar with the operation of these systems. For each system, provide a brief overview: What does it do? Why is it important? What are the different components? Make sure to provide very thorough, step-by-step directions for each of the following:
The Lighting System
The Sound System
The Fly System
Below is the rubric which will be used to grade your performance assessment. You must receive either "Proficient" or "Exemplary" in every category! Visual aids are helpful. Feel free to incorporate any pictures from your own camera, or those posted on this class website. If you use photos from the internet (NOT ones you took yourself, or ones from this website), then you MUST attribute the picture to the original website.
Turning In Your Project