Yesterday I did a tech check at the Arts Center, the venue where Bolin Creek Unpaved is premiering on Sunday the 15th. Glad that I did too! I have never done a screening before of a doc that was one I created…been to film festivals where a film that I helped bring to the screen was showing, but I was never responsible for things like projection or tech stuff. I recalled that at a screening at a film festival that they couldn’t get the sound to work for the longest time. So I headed over to the Center to do a tech check just in case. Lo and behold, the audio wouldn’t work.
The tech guys there were awesome. They jumped on it, grabbing wires and ladders and checking every connection. It took about 20 minutes to find the culprit…a loose connection on the overhead projector, which was about 18 feet up in the air. So I can’t recommend enough presuming something will need fixing and going in early to get that squared away.
When I went in, the stage was also containing a set piece for a local play that was showing. So we couldn’t lower the screen. I just had them project onto the set piece anyway…made for a few cool pics.
Then later in the day I sat down with Julie McClintock of the Friends of Bolin Creek. We were being interviewed by a local online newspaper regarding the premiere and the Friends of Bolin Creek in general.
All in all a very full day and it wasn’t even 3.