EVENT PRODUCTION GLOSSARY OF TERMS

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A1 [Audio Engineer]

An A1 [Audio Engineer] is the primary audio technician whose main duties include designing and operating the audio systems of a live event.
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A2 [Audio Engineer]

The A2 or Audio Technician assists the A1 in the technical aspects of handling audio equipment backstage.
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Backstage

Typically involved with live event production. The backstage is the area in a live events venue that is out of view of the audience.
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Dead Case Storage

The dead case storage is an area backstage where the empty live event equipment cases are stored neatly for the duration of a show.
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Delay Screen

A delay screen is a screen used to repeat information being displayed on stage or screen for audience members who are deemed too far from the original source.
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ENG [Electronic News Gathering]

A type of digital filming set up that is usually remote of a main production and requires minimal personnel and/or equipment.
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Event Production Software

Event production software is a piece of software that is used to plan the logistics, runtimes and schedule of a live events or shows.
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Floater Tech

A live event technician who has a general knowledge of audio, video, and lighting who can be called upon to support wherever he/she is needed.
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Front Projection

This is when a projector is displaying an image from the house, towards the front of screen so that the audience can view information
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Gobo

A Gobo is a plate (or partial screen) that has been cut in such a way that when it is attached to a lighting set up will project a pattern or image onto a surface. Gobo "Goes Before Optics".
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Graphics Operator

A Graphics Operators is a live event technician that is in charge of organizing and operating the onscreen graphics
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Green Room

A Green Room is an area or room, usually backstage, where the talent or presenter wait for their time to be up on the stage.
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Lighting Designer [LD]

A Graphics Operators is a live event technician that is in charge of organizing and operating the production lighting.
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Lumens

Lumens are a unit of measure for the output of a light or projector. Often used to decide the intensity of lighting at a show or event.
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Mic Runner

A mic runner is a technician who is sent into the crowd with a microphone to catch audio from specific audience members. Usually in a Q&A setting.
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Microphone

A microphone is a device that converts sound into electrical signals. The instrument used typically at events and shows were sound must be amplified can convert sound, then amplify, transmit, or record. 
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Onstage

Onstage is a term that defines the viewable part of the stage to the audience.
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Producer

A show producer is the managerial head of the overall event, play, or live event.
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Production Assistant [PA]

An assistant to the producer who supports many different tasks at an event as needed.
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Production Cue Sheet

A production cue sheet is an item-by-item sequence of events that will happen within a show. The detailed outline shows what each department should be doing at what time.
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Production Schedule

A production schedule is a report that shows where all live event personnel should be during set up, show and break down.
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Rigger

A riggers is a live event technicians who are tasked with hanging or "rigging" equipment overhead in an event, play, or live event venue.
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Run Of Show

A run of show is an item-by-item sequence of events that will happen within a show. The detailed outline shows what each department should be doing at what time. Also known as a rundown.
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Rundown

An item-by-item sequence of events that will happen within a show. The detailed outline shows what each department should be doing at what time.
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Stage Manager

The stage manager is the supervisor that makes sure that all technical and production cues on the rundown are executed on time during a show.
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