John McCullough’s Profile

Faculty
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John McCullough
Title
Assistant Professor/Technical Director
Department
Entertainment Technology
Office
V205
Work Phone
x5506

My Courses

Advanced Scenery Fall 2018

Advanced Scenery Fall 2018

There is a nationwide shortage of competent carpenters and technical directors in the theatre. Students taking this class will have the opportunity to practice all of the most important skills that can lead to a successful and rewarding career in the field. Even the most complex set is built up from many smaller, simpler parts. Mastering the skills presented in this class will give you a strong foundation in scenery construction that will support your work in the future, no matter how complex it becomes. Coursework will focus heavily on lab and project work.

ENT 4410 Technical Direction Spring 2018

ENT 4410 Technical Direction Spring 2018

An in depth analysis of the planning, budgeting and construction processes used in the production of scenery. Students will apply their knowledge of construction and drafting techniques and process to generate shop drawings, develop budget estimates and plan construction schedules.

ENT2210 Advanced Scenery Construction Fall 2017

ENT2210 Advanced Scenery Construction Fall 2017

This course aims to take a student from competency to proficiency in the scene shop. A successful student will be able to take a scenery project from the drawing to completion, either alone or leading a small crew. Skills covered include: construction techniques, project planning, tool and procedure selection, joinery, time and cost estimation and carpentry. Coursework will focus heavily on lab and project work.

Stage Rigging Spring 2017

Stage Rigging Spring 2017

The course is designed to familiarize the student with the basic principles of rigging, the equipment in general use, and the appropriate safety practices and procedures. By the end of the course the student should be able to:  Estimate weights of objects and determine loads imposed on the rigging system  Identify and properly connect essential rigging hardware  Tie a selection of important knots  Operate a counterweight rigging system  Rig a theatrical aluminum truss on chain hoists  Specify complete lists of materials required for basic rigging situations

ENT 4499 Culmination Project Spring 2016

ENT 4499 Culmination Project Spring 2016

This course serves as the senior thesis project. The student will utilize his/her skills in a new and innovative way to develop a project that relates to or has an impact on the entertainment industry. Projects may be developed through courses in the entertainment technology and/or emerging media technology programs. All projects must be approved by the adviser and should demonstrate management, technical design and presentation skills. Documentation of planning, design and realization will be presented to a committee of instructors, both in entertainment technology and related disciplines, as well as to industry professionals; all are to be selected by the students and approved by the adviser.

My Projects

NYCCT College Council

NYCCT College Council

The Project Site for the New YorK City College of Technology College Council.

Culmination Project

Culmination Project

Project site for all Entertainment Technology and Emerging Media Technology majors.

Project Wayfinding

Project Wayfinding

Project Wayfinding is a college-wide effort to answer the question “How can Faculty, staff, and students effectively provide/use accurate information for academic career planning from Day 1 through Graduation?”

Living Lab Fifth Year Fellows

Living Lab Fifth Year Fellows

Working group for the Living Lab Fifth Year Fellows program.

Center for Performative Design and Engineering Technology

Center for Performative Design and Engineering Technology

The School of Technology and Design at New York City College of Technology proposes to create a new Center for Performative Design and Engineering Technology that will pioneer performative design education. The project takes as its inspiration the broad focus on laboratory-based learning that brings technological education to a higher level of integration and broader faculty engagement across an entire division. The Center will become the focus of interdisciplinary project-based learning for faculty and students from its nine constituent departments where they will conduct research projects using state-of-the-art technologies in cross-cutting applications that mirror industry practice. The project will produce a laboratory design to support interdisciplinary research by configuring equipment and instrumentation for optimal collaborative use. A faculty team will create a web-based tutorial system for asynchronous learning to accompany interdisciplinary applications of cutting-edge technology. They will also design a new interdisciplinary capstone course and four cross-disciplinary projects for baccalaureate-level students. This project will provide a model for other institutions with similar programs to emulate. By bringing project-based interdisciplinary team collaborations to the fore, the project will contribute to an on-going paradigm shift in the way engineering design is taught. The project will also broaden participation since New York City College of Technology serves a high percentage of underrepresented minority students and is one of the nation’s top producers of underrepresented minority associate degree graduates in STEM fields.

My Clubs

Theatreworks City Tech

Theatreworks City Tech

Theatreworks, the resident theatre company at New York City College of Technology, is composed of students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members. Founded in 1974, Theatreworks has been recognized in the media and theater circles for its commitment to professionalism in performance, technology and the advancement of multicultural casting and crews in plays, videos, musicals, dance and other events. This unique approach to theatre has given Theatreworks citywide recognition and an audience from the greater New York area. Theatreworks is now performing in the state-of-the-art Voorhees Theatre, where a haunted hotel, the Gravesend Inn, has opened each October to hundreds of spectators for over 13 years. Each spring semester a resident group is hosted on campus to work with the Theatreworks students. Student technicians receive valuable training by participating in the lighting, sound, costume, video, publicity and scenery crews for performances each year. Theatreworks alumni can be found in the professional theater, in television and concert venues, and working with many theater-related companies in their respective communities. For further information about Theatreworks, call Professor Chip Scott in the Entertainment Technology Office in the Voorhees Building, room V 205, at 718.260.5590 or email cscott@citytech.cuny.edu

City Tech Theatre Life

City Tech Theatre Life

CityTech Theatre Students and Faculty Brainstorm Archive Chat Post

New Faculty Orientation 2014-2015

New Faculty Orientation 2014-2015

This is a private group for new hires participating in the New Faculty Seminar series for the 2014-2015 academic year. The members of the group are composed of the seminar leaders as well as the faculty. This group will be used as the main communication site between all participants and facilitators and as a repository for the documents made available throughout the seminar series.