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Having the CLAP is a good thing. :)

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by Nodent, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Nodent

    Nodent Apprentice Elf

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    Hello all,
    Just like to point out the many things you learn and apply while having the CLAP.

    You learn and apply skills to the following and much more... feel free to add to the list.

    Fabrication
    - PVC is your friend
    Electronics and Electricity - stretching the boundaries of pushing current through that skinny little wire.
    FM transmitting - more power Scotty, they need to hear me in the next town.
    Audio editor - mix master DJ in the house
    Software sequencer - Timing is everything

    Just thought I'd share. Enjoying my new hobby.
    Nodent
     
  2. firebug

    firebug Senior Elf

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    Totally agree Nodent. I'm enjoying my new hobby as well. I find I'm learning something new every day. But that's only because of the community here that are happy to share their knowledge, tips and secrets. .. :)
     
  3. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Here are a few other skills that we need to use in this hobby

    Traffic Controller -Manage those traffic jams that we create
    Diplomat - Deal with the odd grinch and calls from the police
    Donation Collector - Raising money for your favorite charity
    Light Designer - We create art with Light
    Production design & managenment - A lot of planning goes into this
    Garbage Collector - Clean up that mess after the show
    Community consult - Get around and talk to the people
    Importer - We buy our lights direct from China
    Web designer - To help promote our displays
    Photographer/Video - Capturing our work to share and remember
    video editors - Making that video just that bit better and dubbing in the music
    Entertainer - Entertain those visitors that only come around once a year
    Security - Stop those kids mauling your display

    and im sure there are many more skills we use in this hobby
     
  4. mborg10

    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    Redesigner - I like going to the hardware and looking at stuff thinking, how could I make that into Christmas lights.
     
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    Sculpter: We sculpt all different objects out of Coro and other bits and Pieces
     
  6. Karob

    Karob Let there be Light!

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    A couple more that come to mind,



    Confectionery Distributor - Nightly supply of sugar to the kids keeping the local Dentist in business
    Baby Sitter - Keeping kids entertained while parents relax with a cold beer on the nightly walk.
    Sales & Marketing - Always selling the display with facebook updates and tell a friend discussions.
    Engineer - Building new display items with what we can find at the local Bunnings

    I am sure there are even more to add to this list
     

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