Miss HSU Pageant

The Miss HSU Pageant was last night, and was one of the smoothest events I have ever been a part of.

The crew was simple. I covered all things Audio. One of our Actresses acted as Stage Manager, and the HSU carpenter handled all the Lighting

CasterCamThe audio was a bit difficult, because of the location I had to be. The entire point of mixing audio is to use your ears to MIX together all the sounds, to create a MIX that sounds best for the audience. Normally the sound booth mix position is placed in the front of the house, (FOH) which is in the audience. This allows the engineer to hear what the audience is hearing.

The mix position for this show was backstage. So, I was mixing audio "deaf" basically, because I could not hear what I was doing. Like asking our lighting guy to run the lights from his dorm, and just IMAGINE how it's going.

It was fine though, my boss gave me a small monitor next to the board, so I had an idea of what was going on. I just walked the house a LOT before the show, to get an idea of how loud different levels were.

The show was great. I had a great time, had a FABULOUS crew, and the pageant flew by without any noticeable errors. I was proud to be a part of such a success.

Oh yeah, I managed to run out in the house for about 46secs while they crowned her, to grab an ORACLE photo. :D

Miss HSU