Ent 4410 Final Portfolio

In this semester of ENT 4410 Tech Direction, I have learned so much new things that will help me out there in this field.  I have improve on numerous categories because of the repititon work we have done such as budgeting, calendar, checklist, drafting and many more.  I know I need to build more on social matter and on how to deal with working with others in the group, because we can not always get along with everybody that we working with.  Even though this is the last class requirment for scenery, I don’t think I’m completly ready to work out there yet.  There is so much more that I want to be comfortable with and to learn while I’m still in this school.  I want to improve on my drafting skills and my biggest weakness is orthographic views of 2 dimensional things.  The way I see myself for this class is C because even though I have learned so much in different aspects, I am not very sattisfy with how I did in the class and using the time wisely.  I did learned a lot more comparing to the previous class and I am very glad that the professor took a chance in me to advance to the next class, I still thing I can learned a lot more and that is why I decided to stay extra year from my target graduation date, to work on improving my weaknesses which I think are a lot.  This major help me so much on my group work attitude especially in this class because everything is all group work, it does help me to be a better people person and adapt to individual personality.  This class also help me increase my time managment skill and priorities better which it will help me in my future life, to be honest that is why my portfolio come so late because I must get all my other classes final works done first before my final day for this semester, because of this I give myself a C because I know in real life they don’t care so much of your problem as long you can get the job done as it suppose to.  I should have done individual portfolio the day the project is done but again I was working on other stuff and not using my time wisely.  That is why in the calendar for all the problems, the busiest time is all in the beginning but my situation is the opposite.  My biggest goal for the future is to do everything very early so at the end I can be more relaxed and not worry so much in case something goes wrong.

problem 1 portfolio

problem 2 portfolio

Problem 3 portfolio

Problem 4 portfolio

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Excel Tutorial

Hey guys. Here’s a link to the Excel tutorial you asked for in class yesterday. I hope it helps you with your project.


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dykes molding prices
number   flexible        regular
555       $4.50 per ft $0.52 per feet
293      $9.75 per feet $0.88 per feet
282       $5.75 per feet $1.95 per feet
245                              $1.95 per feet

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Tests from last year

Here are a few images from the wall bracing tests from last class. You can see they tested an overhead jack, as well as a steel jack that had an opening for a person to walk through. They built it from 1″ square tube and concluded that the concept was correct, but that they should have used a bigger steel shape for additional strength, like 1.5″ square tube.


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Help with a culmination project

One of your classmates needs help with their culmination project. The details are below:

“I am a student at City Tech’s Entertainment Technology department, working with my advisor, John Huntington. To learn more about research and audio system testing, for my senior project I am doing a double-blind listening project comparing two different live sound consoles.

I’d like to get as many people as possible to listen to the comparison and fill out a survey, and this is where I need your help. For more information, please go to mixerabxtest.online.  Feel free to share this link.

The survey closes 11:59pm March 31.


BaiLin He”

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Problem 3 and Updated Syllabus

I have uploaded a revised syllabus here.

You can also find details for Problem 3 on the Problems page.

Here are the groups for Problem 3:

Group 1: Miguel, Theo, Gabi

Group 2: Jonathan, Sandra, Andrew

Group 3: Marcelo, Massiel, Brett

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Learning Portfolios

The goal for your portfolios is to catalog what you learned this semester in class. It is helpful to write down what you’ve learned so you can refer to it later; more importantly, it is helpful to get in the habit of reflecting on your projects after they are finished. For each problem we worked on, I want you to think and write about three things: description, analysis, and application.


What did you do? Describe the process. Define the problem, identify the main issues. Try to describe how much time you spent on each part of the problem. What were the hardest parts? What was easy? Did you have a particular strategy for solving the problem? Did it work?

This section is the most likely place for images, spreadsheets, etc.


What real-world scenarios are most like the problem? Are there things about the problem that would be different in a real-world application? Was the problem missing elements that would be present in a real-world application?


What did you learn from the problem? How will you apply what you learned to the real world or to other classes?

Exactly how you organize your writing is up to you, but each post should include some writing in each of those three categories.

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New semester, new course

Welcome to Technical Direction. This course will give you an opportunity to learn and practice the skills necessary to be a professional theatrical technical director. To make this practice as close to the real world as possible, the class will be structured using the problem-based learning model. In small groups, you will work on several problems over the course of the semester, each one based on a real show and real scene design. The most important skills you will learn are how to work on a team and how to direct your own research.

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