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    Playing with Fire: 3 Considerations for Special Effects in Live Events

Playing with Fire: 3 Considerations for Special Effects in Live Events

The entire month of December, Tinc is partnering with Propared to present a series of of blogs focused on event safety.
 

Earlier this month I had the honor of attending the annual summit of the Event Safety Alliance. We heard a presentation given by Bob Ross, Doug Adams, and Fiona Thain from Pyrotek about some of the serious considerations that need to be taken into account when deciding whether or not to use special effects in your show. […]

By |December 16th, 2015|Event Safety, All, White Papers|Comments Off on Playing with Fire: 3 Considerations for Special Effects in Live Events

16 Tips for Managing Tent Risk in Live Events

The entire month of December, Tinc is partnering with Propared to present a series of of blogs focused on event safety.

Last week I had the honor of attending the annual summit of the Event Safety Alliance. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing a series of blogs on some of what I learned.

We heard a presentation given by Tim Roberts about the complexities and potential dangers of designing, setting up, and operating tents […]

By |December 8th, 2015|Event Safety, All, White Papers|Comments Off on 16 Tips for Managing Tent Risk in Live Events

GETTING PAID: 3 Steps to Completing Employee Paperwork

Written by Bridin Clements

For new technicians, moving to the city can sometimes be overwhelming. So many sights, so much constant motion. The good thing is that it also means a lot of work is to be had!  Shows, elaborate parties, corporate meetings, galas.  At Tinc, we work across all of these event types. Translation? We hire a lot of technicians. Lots of hiring means a lot of onboarding. The techs we hire don’t always have the […]

By |November 19th, 2015|All, White Papers, Training|1 Comment
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    Who Gets Production Credit in the Theatre (And Why It Matters)

Who Gets Production Credit in the Theatre (And Why It Matters)

Written by Bridin Clements

We have been following the recent news about the New York Times’ decision to omit the list of designer credits from theatrical reviews. Last month Local USA 829 asked members of its union to protest the decision, and last week 80 influential playwrights wrote to the paper, urging them to restore the credits. In its sample letter, the union emphasizes the importance of the credits box to “theatre-goers and professionals alike.” By removing these credits, the […]

By |November 6th, 2015|All, White Papers|1 Comment

Happy Halloween!

Tinc wishes everyone a happy and safe Halloween! 

…And so does Helix.

 

Want more?  Check out our new Youtube Channel, featuring our first-ever Tinc Jack-o-lantern!

 

By |October 31st, 2013|Company News, White Papers|Comments Off on Happy Halloween!

Industry Survival: Largescale Production Coordination

When I began my career as wardrobe run crew for off-broadway shows, I didn’t expect it to be transferrable to other career paths.  But after a few years of making countless charts and tracking sheets, learning to handle any personality type, and multi-tasking my way out of many situations, I realized I could apply these skills elsewhere.  So I jumped into Production Coordination whole-hog, and never looked back.

I’ve coordinated on many types of events […]

By |June 19th, 2013|All, White Papers|Comments Off on Industry Survival: Largescale Production Coordination

Improving your place in the Hire-Archy

Mastering the Art of the Check-in

The periodic check-in is a fantastic self-marketing tool that we feel too few people take advantage of.  Not only is it a great way to keep in touch, but it can also dramatically enhance your chance of getting hired.
It helps you, and it helps us.

So what is a check-in?  It’s the simple act of writing a quick email with your upcoming availability or interest in work.

An appropriate check-in consists […]

By |April 23rd, 2012|All, White Papers|Comments Off on Improving your place in the Hire-Archy

How A Theater Degree Set Me Up For Corporate Success

I graduated in 2003 from Emerson College in Boston with a BA in Musical Theater Performance and Lighting Design. After college I moved to NYC and worked as an actor, theater technician, and production manager.  I struggled with traditional job searches and stuck mostly to freelancing as a stagehand to make ends meet, mostly because I didn’t think I could get any other kind of “real” job.

In mid 2010, I started looking for a […]

By |March 29th, 2012|All, White Papers|Comments Off on How A Theater Degree Set Me Up For Corporate Success

Reevaluate your Production Partners

I tend to be someone that practices brand loyalty.  I will go out of my way for my favorite coffee shop and I always buy the same brand of soap.  There would have to be a pretty significant disruption to the soap supply for me to switch.  I know what I am getting, and I know how the end product will feel.  It’s now a part of my identity, however subtle.

Prior to 2008 event […]

By |January 29th, 2012|All, White Papers|Comments Off on Reevaluate your Production Partners

LD On The DL: Data and Gear

Check out the latest LD On The DL here.  Hopefully this will explain why my eyes glaze over when anybody talks about gear.

By |October 1st, 2010|All, White Papers|Comments Off on LD On The DL: Data and Gear