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Tech Tuesday: Catwalks

(This blog post can also be found under its alternate title “Tech Tuesday: Caitie Still Really Hates Heights.”)

There are three things in life that creep me out: Hearing something move in the dark, the mouse from Chuck E. Cheese, and heights (I have photo proof of the last two. Ask me about it sometime). But since Katie gave me the suggestion to feature the catwalks here at CCA in my Tech Tuesday posts, I had to give it a shot.

Had I been able to think clearly, I would have gotten photos of the guts of the building before we enter the catwalks that lead into the main theatre, but thinking clearly just wasn’t happening.

Those are some shots of the catwalk overlooking the stage. The catwalks are mainly used to help position and adjust lights and sound for the performances.  They also help techs do maintenance or move around the theatre if they need to do so quickly and quietly.  Since we have three theatres at CCA, the catwalks have to be positioned above all three while still remaining hidden.  If you remember the Tech Tuesday: Lighting post, I took a shot of a bank of lights from the stage.  Behind those lights is the catwalk for the main stage, and the yellow circle is about where I was standing if you were standing on the stage looking up.

Very high up, but very cool.

Cross your fingers for next week’s Tech Tuesday. If all goes as planned and the stars align I’ll have something really cool to show you guys.