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LD On The DL: Who Needs ‘Em Anyway

Check out the latest LD On The DL blog post here.

By |May 28th, 2010|All, White Papers|Comments Off on LD On The DL: Who Needs ‘Em Anyway

LD On The DL-Experts Puzzle Over How Show’s Lighting Stopped

Check out Lance’s latest blog, LD On The DL, here.  Or read it below.
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As many of you know, several months ago a Northwest flight overshot its intended destination by several hundred miles. The NY Times did an article about this, click here to read it. I copied the NY Times article and changed some nouns and adjectives. Below is the result.

It is work of fiction, and in no way details actual events.

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Experts Puzzle Over How […]

By |April 30th, 2010|All, White Papers|1 Comment

Who Needs An Event Production Company Anyway?

Who really needs a production company?  With all the lighting, video, scenic, and labor companies in addition to the plethora of shops who have tons of gear, is a production company really, absolutely necessary?

Well, let’s see.

Production companies are great for consolidating labor, typically the most expensive aspect of a job.  Multiple vendors on site hiring their own labor can lead to wasted billable hours.

Production companies are integral for planning an event’s technical elements and […]

By |April 19th, 2010|All, White Papers|Comments Off on Who Needs An Event Production Company Anyway?

LD On The DL: Who Do Internships Benefit?

Check out Lance’s article here or read below.

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Before Fashion Week we bid on a job. Ryan and I gathered the necessary materials and sent out the bid. A day later we got an angry phone call from the potential client. The conversation went something like this:

“This price is ridiculous. What’s wrong with you people?”

“Well, we think it’s fair. You’re asking for a lot to be done in an incredibly short amount of time which, […]

By |April 8th, 2010|All, White Papers|Comments Off on LD On The DL: Who Do Internships Benefit?

Trust Me. I’m In Event Production

Lance Darcy’s latest article appears on-line and in print in Live Design Magazine.  Read the article below or Click Here:

Trust is an important aspect of the event production business, though it is seldom explicitly addressed. Once you boil off the artful language, renders, schedules, rosters, budgets, proposals, and contracts, what’s left is very simple: One entity trusts another to perform a function for financial remuneration, the product of which is either tangible, as with […]

By |March 2nd, 2010|All, White Papers|Comments Off on Trust Me. I’m In Event Production

Where Do Moving Light Programmers Belong?

Tinc’s own Lance Darcy talks candidly about moving light programmers within the industry.

By |February 24th, 2010|All, White Papers|Comments Off on Where Do Moving Light Programmers Belong?

Melissa Speaks With “Women In Lighting”

http://www.womeninlighting.com/?tag=tinc-design-and-production

By |January 25th, 2010|All, White Papers|Comments Off on Melissa Speaks With “Women In Lighting”

The Perils of Cheap Production

Our culture is enamored with Cheap.  The notion of “more for less” permeates every sector of the economy.  Wal-Mart and Ikea, for example, have made money these past few years touting this philosophy.

However, at its heart Cheap is a lie, and on some level we all know it.  There is no such thing as, “more for less.”  Behind the seductive illusion of “scoring a deal” are troubling consequences our culture is beginning to face. […]

By |January 22nd, 2010|All, White Papers|Comments Off on The Perils of Cheap Production

Who’s Your Agent?

A friend recently told me a that a sales clerk in a Build-A-Bear Workshop ended her sentence with, “…as do many of our clients.”  I thought surely there was a punch line, but it never came.  It seems companies casually throw the word “client” around to evoke feelings of trust in the consumer regardless of whether it is reciprocated by the business.

A relationship involving a “client” implies agency; i.e., someone (the agent) represents someone […]

By |December 1st, 2009|All, White Papers|Comments Off on Who’s Your Agent?

In Production We Trust

Trust is an important aspect of our business, though it is seldom explicitly addressed.  Once you boil off all the artful language, schedules, rosters, budgets, and proposals what’s left is very simple:  One entity trusts another entity to perform a function.

The product may be tangible, as with production elements, or it may be conceptual, as with a design goals; in either case, clients trust the work will get done.  Each client will have a […]

By |September 14th, 2009|All, White Papers|Comments Off on In Production We Trust