Hussein Esmail

VCP Guides

Firstly, I just want to point out that this is in no way the 'official' anything of VCP, it's just a place where I host the documents that I made that can help other people participating at Vanier College Productions. Most of these (if not all) don't have to be VCP-specific and could be used at other theatre companies (or elsewhere).

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[pdf] The VCP Guide to Lighting by Hussein Esmail. This guide is a collection of how to use the lighting board at VCP, locations of lights in the theatre space, how to document your work when designing the lighting for a show, and the differences between a Lighting Designer and Lighting Operator.

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[pdf] Streamyard Manual. This guide was made in October 2020 when teaching the Stage Managers for each show how to use Streamyard for recording/streaming their shows. This guide is meant to be a reference that you can come back to it later if you forget how to do something.

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[pdf] VCP Gel Inventory. This document is a collection of tables of what gels VCP has.

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[pdf] Embedding Subtitles. This is a tutorial document if you need to embed subtitles into a video using ffmpeg (hardcoded in the video, or softcoded that can be turned on and off).

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[tex] Accessibility Performance Captions Template. This is a template document that can make Closed Captions slides via LaTeX. This file is made so that the comments act as a tutorial to LaTeX itself, so you have the basic knowledge to make the document. If you have any other questions about LaTeX, feel free to email me. See Is LaTeX Better? for why I made a LaTeX document instead of a PowerPoint document.

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[tex] Script Template. This is a template document that can make a script in a nice format (searchable, table of contents for scenes, just looks nice overall). This was made via LaTeX. This file is made so that the comments act as a tutorial to the shortcuts I made, so you don't need LaTeX knowledge to type your script. If you have any other questions about LaTeX, feel free to email me. See Is LaTeX Better? for why I made a LaTeX document instead of a Microsoft Word document.

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[pdf] Using QLab with Streamyard Presentation. This presentation was used in my YouTube tutorial released on February 16, 2022 on how to send QLab audio cues to Streamyard using Loopback.

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Lighting Positions (Updated: 2021 11 06)

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  1. Not found
  2. USR
  3. UCS
  4. SL (Blue) from SR
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  6. UCS-CS (spot as a narrow rectangle)
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  8. FSL curtain
  9. USR in front of curtain
  10. Light white wash (covers most of stage)
  11. DSL (Blue) right behind ramp
  12. Not found
  13. CS area
  14. UCS (more on the USR side) to the USR wall (1/2 the stage) on the curtain. Do not use while Cyc/projector is in use
  15. SL (small area)
  16. SL (small area). Similar to Ch. 15
  17. SR to DSR
  18. SR side of Ch. 10
  19. UCS Circle
  20. Not found
  21. USC + USL Pink Ceiling
  22. USR Pink Ceiling
  23. DSR-USR but not touching wall
  24. DSR + DSL Blue Ceiling
  25. DSC Pink Ceiling
  26. USR Blue Ceiling
  27. USC + USL Blue Ceiling
  28. CS-SR narrow bar
  29. DSC Blue Ceiling
  30. DSR + DSL Pink Ceiling
  31. Audience Narrow Light (hung at USC)

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