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1/20/21
    Why are camloks usually colored? What do the colors represent?
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  • WikipediaCamlock (electrical)
  • Important Things to Know About Male and Female CAM Lock Connectors
  • Power distribution howto -caution, some outdated information
    • RGB, CMY, OMG... What color is that?
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  • Color
  • Color Theory
  • Stge LIghting: The Science of Color and Light
  • What Are the Rules to Using Color in Stage Lighting?
  • Choosing and Using Colour
    • "Bring in the batten, west-coast the drop, strip the pipe." Do what?
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  • West Coasting Where did it come from?
  • How do you "West Coast"

  • 12/30/20
      I want something to appear and disappear on stage, how can I do that?
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  • Pepper's ghost
  • Pepper's Ghost / Projection surface?
  • Pepper's Ghost Illusion: Complete Guide (2020)
  • Pepper's Ghost and Holograms
    • Are there different types of hiring halls, what are the differences?
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  • A Hiring Hall Primer including The Ten Commandments of Good Referral
  • Union Democracy in the Construction Trades
    • How can FM radio transmission be used for drive-in concerts?
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  • The Prometheus Radio Project
  • H.R.583 - Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement Act
  • S.1228 - PIRATE Act
  • Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement Act

  • 12/20/20
      What is an "armorer"?
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  • Local 52 Job Description ­ Prop Department
  • The Guns of HBO's Renegade Force: Including a behind-the-scenes look and an Interview with Theatrical Armorer, and Firearms News Editor, Vincent DeNiro
  • Safety Tips For Use Of Firearms
  • Guns on Stage
    • The recordings that I make don't sound very good, the mix is not very balanced despite it sounding great in the venue. What can I do?
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  • How to Improve your Board Recording
  • Better soundboard recordings
  • Board "tapes"
    • What is a "yellow card" show?
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  • Yellow Card Shows: What are they and what do those numbers mean?
  • The Beginning Of The Yellow Card System
  • Yellow Card Rules
  • Tours, Yellow Card vs. Union vs. Non-Union
  • Yellow Card Shows

  • 12/10/20
      Why should labor unions have committees?
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  • UAW - Standing Committees
  • Teamsters - Health And Saftey Committees
  • Internal Organizing And Solidarity Committees
    • Why is a 5-pin connector used for DMX?
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  • 5 pin DMX- 512 channels... or 1024?
  • DMX Cables and Cabling
  • DMX512
    • What is a "ground loop" in audio or video, how do I recognize it, and what should I do about it?
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  • How to get rid of hum and eliminate other noises from your audio and video systems
  • Ground loop basics
  • Understanding, Finding, & Eliminating Ground Loops
  • Five New AVIXA Courses You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less

  • 11/30/20
      How does one "flag" a lighting instrument, why would one do such a thing?
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  • Local 98 Stagespeak
  • Nets / Flags for Lighting Control in Studio and On Location -retail
  • How to Control and Modify Your Lighting With Flags
  • 5 Ways to Shape Light for Different Situations on Set
    • What is "banjo cloth", "duvetyne", and "velour"?
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  • Stage Curtains For Theatres: A Thorough Guide
  • Stage Curtains & Theater Fabrics -retail
  • Guide To Stage Courtains
  • Opaque, Transparent or Translucent? Tips for Making the Best Fabric Choice for Stage Draperies
    • How do I use omni-directional and/or uni-directional mics?
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  • A Beginner's Introduction to Microphone Polar Patterns
  • Microphone polar patterns
  • What are a microphone's polar patterns?
  • Microphones: Polar Pattern / Directionality

  • 11/20/20
      What was the name of the organization that became the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and what year was it created?
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  • About The Iatse
  • A Brief History of IATSE
  • A Brief History Of Iatse
  • Timeline
    • How many dimmer channels are in 1 DMX universe?
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  • What is DMX?
  • What is DMX? DMX 512 for Lighting Explained
  • Question About DMX Universes
    • What is meant by "being bonded" and what relevance is it to labor unions.
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  • Union Safeguards -Section 530
  • Bonding Of Officers And Employees Of Labor Organizations; Amount, Form, And Placement Of Bonds; Penalty For Violation
  • Part 453‹General Statement Concerning The Bonding Requirements Of The Labor-Management Reporting And Disclosure Act Of 1959

  • 11/10/20
      What is a referral hall?
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  • Wikipedia: Hiring Hall
  • National Labor Relations Board - Hiring Halls
  • A Hiring Hall Primer including The Ten Commandments of Good Referral
    • What are some of the forms that are required to be filed with the government on an annual basis?
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  • Forms LM-2, LM-3, and LM-4 Labor Organization Annual Reports
  • Reports Required Under the LMRDA and the CSRA
  • EEOC Form 274, Local Union Report (EEO-3)
    • What is a union Business Agent?
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  • What does a union business agent do?
  • Union Business Agent Job Description

  • 11/01/20
      What is a "Standing Committee" and why should we have them?
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  • UAW Standing Committees An Activist Handbook
  • Robert's Rules Online: RulesOnline.com Art. IX. Committees and Boards
    • How do I tie a bowline knot and why would I use one?
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  • How to Tie a Bowline Knot
  • How to Tie the Most Useful Knot in the World (Bowline)
  • Local 470 Northeastern Wisconsin - Ropes and knots
    • What is a "shop steward" and how can I get that gig?
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  • Union Representative
  • Local 504 - ARTICLE 15, Duties of Appointed Officials, A. Shop Steward