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Tinc Tuesday Wrap-Up: Demystifying the Disconnect

While there may have been mist on the streets of NY, the clouds were clearing at 36th Street Studios last Tuesday night.

Shawn Robinson of Bernhard Link Theatrical spoke from his personal knowledge and experience dealing with electrical panels in the city.  His first words were safety, his last words were safety, and in between we learned the ins and outs of everything from feeder and fuses to lugs and leads.  Al Ridella from 4Wall […]

By |March 31st, 2010|All, Training|Comments Off on Tinc Tuesday Wrap-Up: Demystifying the Disconnect

March Tinc Tuesday Announcement

Tinc Tuesday March 30th
Don’t Be Shocked!
It’s Just A Disconnect.
You see them on practically every job site. You know they are important, but you also know they can be dangerous. Which parts are safe to touch? What do the individual components do? How does it all work? Sure, it’s smart to be hesitant but it’s smarter to know how it all works.

Join us as we demystify the electrical disconnect. Bernhard Link Theatrical’s ETCP Certified Electrician […]

By |March 8th, 2010|All, Training|Comments Off on March Tinc Tuesday Announcement

Tinc Tuesday Wrap-Up: Socializing for Professional Gain

It may have been a dreary rainy night on Tuesday the 23rd, but that didn’t keep the freelancers away.

In fact we practically filled San Marzano Brick Oven Pizza at 71 Clinton Street.

It was a sea of faces, some familiar but many that weren’t.  There were people from fashion, theater, events, and even a technology manufacturer sharing their perspectives on the biz.  They mingled, talked business, passed out cards, made some friends and had some […]

By |February 24th, 2010|All, Training|Comments Off on Tinc Tuesday Wrap-Up: Socializing for Professional Gain

Have Skills? Need Work? Join Us.

We work in an industry that survives with almost no intact community – no water cooler, no cafeteria, no softball team.  You may work fifteen hours a day with someone for a week and then not see them again for a year.

Let’s change that.  Come socialize with us for professional gain.  The industry is picking up, and there is work to be had.  Come meet the whole Tinc gang, meet other freelancers in the […]

By |February 19th, 2010|All, Training|Comments Off on Have Skills? Need Work? Join Us.

Are you really a Freelancer? Tinc finds out at January’s Tinc Tuesday Event

Our first official Tinc Tuesday Event held January 12th at 36th Street Studios was a great success. We set out to answer the daunting question “Are you really a freelancer?” while trying not making our heads hurt. Sometimes, understanding the IRS can seem like trying to understand the physics of a black hole. So we sought out the perfect professional to explain it to us: Bryan Stern, CPA. He has worked for some of […]

So You Think You’re a Freelancer?

Here’s the situation:  You work for multiple companies with no gaurentee of work, usually without benefits.  You pay a crippling amount for health care per month, if you even have it at all.  You pay for your own tools and your own continuing education.  The only person contributing to your retirement is you.  While Union membership is possible, often it is not available right off the bat.  Clearly you’re a freelancer.  Right?

Unfortunately, New York […]

By |January 8th, 2010|All, Training|Comments Off on So You Think You’re a Freelancer?

Tinc Tuesdays Coming Soon!

Continuing education in the live-event industry is typically expensive and is held at distant or inconvenient locations. Tinc Design & Productions aims to change that with the launch of Tinc Tuesdays, a monthly series of networking and education opportunities, which begins in January 2010. The seminars will be held in a variety of venues throughout Manhattan, depending on that month’s theme.

“Tinc was founded by freelancers. We know what it’s like to be a freelancer in […]

By |November 24th, 2009|All, Training|Comments Off on Tinc Tuesdays Coming Soon!

Destruction at Tomcat Rigging School 2009

February 17th through February 22

Melissa and Ryan go to Midland Texas to learn about all things Rigging.

I could re-cap all of the wonderful things we learned, but us sitting in a classroom with our calculators isn’t nearly as exciting as our “day of destruction”.

Towards the end of our week in Midland, we got a reprieve from our tutorials and powerpoints and we were bussed over to Tomcat’s fabrication facility for some hands on time.

We […]

By |February 25th, 2009|All, Training|Comments Off on Destruction at Tomcat Rigging School 2009