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Wednesday, December 07, 2005
TDStudent: hey david, question for you about the gantt chart assignment, if you have a minute
TDStudent: you say that if our work exceeds our allotted time, we have to determine the amount of overhire required, and where it fits into the schedule. can we have the overhire work on weekends?
TDStudent: because, as my sched. is right now, my lin time is what is exceeding our hard 4 week limit
TDTeacher: what you have there is a show that is too big
TDTeacher: even though you appear to have enough hours
TDTeacher: you can go ahead and use 10 hour days or weekends
TDTeacher: but lets make this rule to see how it works
TDTeacher: you cannot call overhire any time you are not calling your staff
TDStudent: okey dokey
TDTeacher: and then you need to tell me how much overtime will be required
TDTeacher: which we will call any hours in a week past 40
TDTeacher: that’s likely how you would have to handle it in the world
TDStudent: just out of curiosity, because its outta the scope of this assignment, why would you take on overhire, instead of having your guys stay in for overtime?
TDTeacher: really it just isn't done
TDTeacher: makes people twitchy if you sned them home and bring in others to keep from going into OT
TDTeacher: also you get no continuity on projects
TDTeacher: if you were doing a complete second shift
TDTeacher: then you would do that
TDTeacher: but if we are talking a couple of guys, less so
TDStudent: ah, ok. i see
TDStudent: just a kind of courtesy to your staff, really
TDTeacher: I guess in a stock or Ed situation
TDTeacher: where the extra labor isn't being paid, you might do like a Saturday all student call without your staff
TDTeacher: but the places I have worked haven't sent staff home to avoid OT
TDTeacher: and in an IA situation its against the rules
TDStudent: *frantically writes this down in notebook*
TDStudent: thank you!
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Monday, December 05, 2005
Sunday, December 04, 2005
"Building Virtual Worlds"
Wednesday, December 7th 5:00pm, Followed by a Reception with Free Food McConomy Auditorium, University Center Hosted by Randy Pausch and Jesse Schell
This semester, 50 students with backgrounds in Art, Architecture, Design, Drama, Computer Science, Engineering, English, HCI, Music, Philosophy, and Psychology took an Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) course where they worked in small teams to build interactive Virtual Reality Worlds. We would like to share with the campus community the "best of the best" -- a demonstration of the beauty, cleverness, creativity, humor, and hard work that has characterized this course and its talented students.
Lasting approximately an hour, this exhibition will show a number of short Virtual Reality Worlds and other interactive pieces (for some, the *audience* will get to control the action!) The Exhibition will be followed by a reception where audience members can talk directly with the students, and enjoy refreshments.
We hope to see you there!
For further information on the Entertainment Technology Center: www.etc.cmu.edu
NOTE: In previous years the show has filled to capacity, so it would be prudent to arrive by 4:30 to ensure a seat.
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Friday, December 02, 2005
PPStudent: hey there
PPStudent: exhibit project question
PPStudent: how extensively are we allowed to use current school of drama resources? (lighting equipment, stock platforms, etc) for the temporary exhibit?
PPInstructor: there would be productions going on
PPInstructor: so you wouldn't want to be a resource hog
PPStudent: so don't assume anything would be available?
PPInstructor: I think you would need to be flexible, so that if what you needed was in a show you still have an exhibit
PPStudent: is it realistic that all of our stock platforms could potentially be in use? cuz that would be the kind of thing we could not really go without if it wasn't available
PPInstructor: the metal or the wood
PPStudent: i suppose we could be flexible in that sense
PPStudent: so you think we could spec stock platforms, and say we could use either metal or wood?
PPInstructor: as long as you don't have to have wood
PPInstructor: we probably would have some around
PPStudent: cool. also, are we allowed to estimate prices based on used stuff from like gearsource.com?
PPStudent: specifically truss
PPInstructor: I guess so
PPStudent: alright. cool.
PPStudent: one more question
PPStudent: sorry - just came up
PPStudent: we have several interactive stations as part of our temporary exhibit. each will be built depending on its unique details and features. can we just estimate a total cost and labor time for the construction of the station, or do we need to figure out exact materials and labor needed (thus needing to go into more design depth than it seems like we need for this early on in the process)
PPStudent: the same question goes for things like set dressing, if we're gonna scatter design supplies or shop tools on a table, do we need to estimate each component, or just put in a lump sum for 'set dressing'?
PPInstructor: depends on how complete you want to appear to be
PPStudent: what would be typical at a professional design pitch for an exhibit like this?
PPInstructor: round prices for a range of options
PPInstructor: some examples of what the different kinds of options would be
PPStudent: alright. cool. so if we give an idea of what we're going for and an estimate of how much that specific project would cost, we should be on the right track/
PPStudent: great. thanks
Dates and times as follows? Hope to see you there!!
Monday 12.05 @ 8 PM-- GOAT SONG FOR ASA JACOBS by Jason Williams, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar ?Asa demands that God answer for the suffering of the world.?
Wednesday 12.07 @ 8 PM-- HELEN of TROY HILL by Toussaint McClellan, directed by Laura Konsin ?While Death stalks Mom in the bedroom, the challenges of Life invade her four children in the living room.? Thursday 12.08 @ 8 PM-- WHISPER by Michael Herman, directed by Kathleen Amshoff ?Irena struggles to escape the abuse and violence of the sex industry.?
Friday 12.09 @ 8 PM-- THREE WAYS TO TIE A NOOSE by Michael Scotto, directed by Laura Gross ?Crawford Mills spent half his life in prison, but he?s only just begun to pay for his crime.? Saturday 12.10 @ 2 PM-- THE RED CRAVAT by Lulin Yu, directed by Matt Gray ?A young Chinese woman seeks revenge on the father who abandoned her and her mother during the Cultural Revolution.? Saturday 12.10 @ 8 PM-- SAMARITAN by Mary F. Unser, directed by Kathleen Amshoff ?A young woman returns to the place she was brutalized, looking to settle the score.? Sunday 12.11 @ 2 PM-- ANOTHER DAY ON WILLOW STREET-- by Frank Anthony Polito, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar
?The lives of two couples change forever after a homeless man enters their world.? Sunday 12.11 @ 8 PM-- CHERRY SMOKE by James McManus, directed by Dan Rigazzi ?A fighter and his girl struggle for true love and survival in a world destined to crush them.? Monday 12.12 @ 8 PM-- CONFESSIONS OF AN 8th GRADE NOBODY by Chris Dimond, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar ?Stephen Denardis gains popularity through the usual means: Deception, Betrayal, Spin the Bottle? And War.? Tuesday 12.13 @ 2 PM-- EMMANUEL?S LAW by Nick Pachas, directed by Kathleen Amshoff ?For 500 years Emmanuel has been seeking Redemption? At last his chance appears.?
SARDI'S 44th Street, between Broadway and 8th avenue New York
No rsvp necessary;
FREE admission for students and faculty.
ALL ARE WELCOME!!!