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I thought we should dig into the wonderful world of virtual pre programming today, since it has been a slow day at the venue, and therefore nothing new to tell y'all about.
This is why with a pretty slow day. The funniest guy in the universe did a show in our venue. I wish I had time to see it, but I kind of missed it.
A sunny Saturday in March, a truck full of toys arrived to our office at SVT in Stockholm.
And after spending a couple of hours building risers and patching cables, the upper floor in Stenskjulet was transformed into a virtual pre programming studio for Fredrik, Mikki, Emma and their FOH crew. All operators for light and video are using a Grand MA II Light, since they don't need all the faders a Full Size comes with. All operators for lighting are in separate sessions, to be able to work more freely, independent from each other, while the guys operating Media Servers share one session, which means that we'll have a total of 12 desks on FOH, including the back ups.
Fredrik gave the project a helping hand when he decided to clean the reference fixtures he asked to have in the studio. Reference fixtures = One of each type of the different types of lighting sources we have in the rig.
Timo Kauristo is not only a brilliant lighting desk operator. He is also a big fan of floating in the south Chinese ocean.
Pontus Bullen Lagerbielke is not only a brilliant lighting desk operator. He is also a big fan of fish in all shapes and forms.
Calle Brattberg is not only a brilliant lighting desk operator. He is also a big fan of what I'm about to teach his son.
Danne Persson is not only a brilliant lighting desk operator. He is also a big fan of sheep herding.
Since all the operators usually use a Sirius 24 when they operate shows, I thought it was best to bring in some support for the MA system, since there are some minor differences between the two systems. So, you bring in the Super German, Markus Krömer, who is a HUGE fan of the musical Mamma Mia.
And since we never leave home without a back up, we thought we might as well bring in Gubi Schmidt too. Gubi is a big fan of the theory that everything is better in Sweden than in Denmark.
Peppe Tannemyr is our head of content design and a brilliant content creator. He is also a big fan of PC computers and bad coffee.
Lennart Korven Wåhlin is not only a brilliant content creator. He is also a big fan boiled eggs in Ukraine.
With heavy support from brilliant content creators Lill Peppe and Lill Korven, aka Johannes Ferm Winkler and Per Johansson.
Mikko Linnavuori is not only a brilliant operator of media servers. He is also a big fan of trash cans at FOH.
Neil Trenell is not only a brilliant operator of media servers. He is also a big fan of non working multi view.
These are the people that we run 24km of signal cable for and trust with approximately 25 000 control channels.
GOD BLESS US!
They are the FUN in DYSFUNCTION!
(And FOH is no longer a safe place for me to be!!!)