In this video Justin rants about one of his particular dislikes and makes a valid health and safety point. He explains that the tape discarded from leads, if not removed from the stage, will become an issue later when it gets stuck to the soles of your footwear. Justin learnt this the hard way – slipping on a truck ramp and breaking his nose on a flight case.
Justin describes his method for labelling up and positioning your satellite boxes.
Labelling your inputs clearly and in detail is vital for efficiency on stage.
Justin explains how to “greal” a stage, in multicolour glory.
Justin explores the contents of his cable trunk.
Making sure your information is correct and correlates with reality.
The correct technical terminology is important when talking about the stage and theatrical terms can be confusing. Not any more...
Essential kit for a live sound engineer
An introduction to Stagecraft
There are many ways to coil a cable, but Justin’s preferred method has the added advantage of being a noise-cancelling coil when the cable is in use.
Drooping microphones are not acceptable as it is, in fact, avoidable. Learn how to be more professional and impress your clients.
Setting your mics stands up properly prevents embarrassing moments in a show. Justin shows you how to set up bullet-proof stands.
The beauty of the “grealing” system is that once all is properly labeled, patching up your stage is simple and easy. Top tips on reducing margins for error.
There’s more to connecting up your wedges than meets the eye! Being methodical and tidy reduces margin for error, and makes a good impression.
How to make sure you can read and understand your labels.