The King of the Work-Around

Posted on Monday, January 20th, 2014

By Brad Schiller

Automated lighting fixtures and consoles are very complex systems based on millions of lines of computer code.  No system is perfect, and every console and fixture has its own share of bugs or glitches.  When you encounter these, you must think fast and develop a plan to work around the bug.  At one point in my career, a friend dubbed me “The King of the Work-Around,” because I had an uncanny ability to quickly resolve unexpected problems, yet still achieve the desired result.  Although you don’t need to become a king, you should certainly be ready to get yourself out of a jam with minimal effort.  Many of your work-arounds can actually develop into good habits that save you from future problems.