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Old April 2nd, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Default going to work for Celebrity as A/V Operator. advice please

Hi there. Brand new here and have noticed cruis ship work gets mentioned often here.

Recently got the OK and placed in gap pool as an A/V Operator / Sound Engineer for Celebrity Cruises part of RCCL. Have a few questions if anyone who has worked on Celebrity/RCCL in the tech production side would like to share!

Firstly I was hoping to know if anyone has heard of/seen this position before as I haven't heard it mentioned. My interviewer said I would be expected to, without stating the obvious, operate sound and sometime AV for theatre, bands etc across the ship on each stage/studio. Could anyone suggest what kind of acts/bands/music you mix? Typical channel list / set up for whoever is on stage?

I've been told digital desks across the board now, the interviewer was happy when I told him I had experience with Yamaha LS9s but I was hoping for higher tech? Can anyone advise on what desks, consoles I could expect?

Also ive worked mainly as a sound engineer for music venues/touring bands for forever but I have done some theatre stuff over the years. How high spec is the theatre production? Or is it mainly backing track, house band, radio mics? Are there a lot of cues etc? Im good at slotting in to new rooms / venues / equipment. anyone know anything I might struggle with, or anything to prepare for?

And finally ive been in the gap pool for a month, anyone have any idea how long I would be expected to wait for an assignment?

Really can't wait to get out there. Im all for he work hard, play hard ethic, just wanna get as prepared as possible.

Thankyou in advance to any repliers!?

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