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  1. 2018 Rules proposals

    Not if you want it be still be a secret. That's just not how that works.
  2. Also, nowadays, as I understand, everyone is working much closer to Dot than Form along the spectrum. Then again, modern corps utilizing staging techniques, choreo, and body has added a completely different wrinkle.
  3. Dot vs Form can really depend on what you are trying to achieve. In earlier days of this debate, the two most extreme examples of these were both right, considering their circumstances. Watch some Cavaliers signature Brubaker (and followers) drill of the 80's and early 90's. Then watch Cadets of similar vintage (Zingali and followers). The Cavies stuff = tight and sharp geometry with large amounts of symmetry. Shapes that the viewer knows and will easily spot when something is off. Even when not being a overly critical audience. Cadets = nebulous shapes with less predictable mathematical development than Cavies geometry. Cavies were preachers of worship the dot to ensure the exact same precise math every time. Start following each other too much and the results could be disastrous to such well defined and easily interpreted (by the audience) shapes. Cadets were much more form based. Which worked because, if the shape was "off" or not in the exact same position as prescribed, it was less obvious. Stay together, keep intervals and dress. And it will still be impacting. Not saying one was better than the other. Actually, looking at what they were uniquely working with, it is understandable why such disparate methods each had successful results. Although I will say, dots are much easier to clean, pinpointing who is the problem ... but only if you have 100% buy-in.
  4. 2018 Rules proposals

    Nah. I think you made your point by the fourth usage of "Mr. Failed Professional Bluecoats Sound Designer." We can probably guess where you stand with a little bit of confidence.
  5. All time shows: Madison Scouts

    Fav's 1980 1988 1992 - City of Angels (2. The first one was good too) 1997 - Pirates of Lake Mendota 2011 - New York Morning Least 1990 - Undiscovered Madison (should have stayed that way) 2009 - El Relampago
  6. 2018 Rules proposals

    Tom Blair has been consulting with DCI and Flo on improving the main season productions (that he doesn't actually produce). And he still runs the show on finals week. The whole plan with Flo from the beginning was to be more that just a live show feed. They want your eyeballs all year long and it's in DCI's best interest (or the best interest of the agreement) to cooperate and assist in making that happen. Another reason we have seen more of Flo last week is that they were involved in the electronics roundtable/presentation that Dan Potter live streamed on his facebook. They are trying to improve the quality of the feeds, especially from an audio perspective., by developing and proposing some standards and direct-feed solutions interfacing with the corps' sound equipment.
  7. You copied a picture from a dark rehearsal with no costume (you know, the corps-proper in almost entirely white) . I passed on it when you replied. But I was just going through a new album of Gareth Skipp's photos at Finals and I wasn't exactly getting "dark" from these. Or lacking joy. So I thought I would share. Also, to help out in understanding the color scheme of the stage, the black isn't providing darkness to any theme. It serves to make the whiteness of the center line more crisp and even brighter. The contrast is key. Also, also ... show me color guard that had brighter flags and rifles that Bluecoats 2017 (one well-evidenced in your rehearsal photo).
  8. I thought maybe the author was a poster here.
  9. Right, Notre Dame does not rent their stadium out to events not related to ND Football.
  10. All time shows: The Cadets

    Most fav 1983 1984 1987 1989 2011 Least fav 2010 2014 2016
  11. Although I'm not entirely sure how the practices of Nashville, IN and Indianapolis, IN hotels are related, there is one thing you could learn here. If a hotel is violating state law (which it appears this hotel in Nashville, Indiana did), the Indiana State Attorney General will pursue a case on the people's behalf. Good for them.
  12. 2018 Rules proposals

    Human Resources doesn't go looking for people that aren't qualified and cannot meet the job description. This is for a reason. I'm in IT. If somebody can run circles around everyone as a Java programmer, that doesn't qualify them to be an enterprise Microsoft Exchange administrator. Both IT. But not nearly the same job. People with commensurate experience are hired to match a job description. And even after that, they are trained to do the exact job properly. This is what you are describing as some kind of issue. How is that a problem? You want a different judge approach? Rewrite the sheets.