Monday, 26 November 2012

Today I Have Been in the Booth

Today I have been in the sound booth working on the junior play for tomorrow. I have been up there using the lighting and have been setting the scenes. I drew up a plan of where all of the lights are situated and when to turn which lights on and when or if to flash them.

The timing is key for the different people's entrances to the stage. I must ensure that everyone can be seen on the stage and that they are lit up with some light.

In the sound box we have a sound board, a lighting board, an amplifier control box and a computer. When I am in the Booth for shows I have to mark up a technical script to make sure that I don't miss any lights or sound effects that may be needed.

By George

Monday, 19 November 2012

Caritable Mobial Phone Network Opens in the UK

The People's Operator (TPO) is a charitable network that gives its customers the chance to choose where 10% of thier bill money goes. They will also be donating 25% of its profits to charities, including Childline.

Chairman Andrew Rosenfeld said he hoped TPO could spread internationally. The network, which went live on Monday, will initially operate as a pay-as-you-go only network, with contract options becoming available early next year.

The network is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) - an operator that runs of the bigger networks. like O2, Orange, T-Mobial and Vodaphone. Although the company would not confirm its involvement, TPO is expected to run on EE, the company formed by a merge of Orange and T-Mobile. EE recently launched the UK's first 4G mobile internet service. TPO said it would offer 4G when it becomes available.

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