Boredom breeds creativity. For me at least. We had an auditorium rental at the school last night and I got to run the lights and sound for it. Not a hard job; turn the stage lights on, turn the house lights down when ready and turn on the microphone every time somebody walked up to it, which was a whole 4 times in the 2 hours. It was a performance by the Taylorsville City Symphony, so they only needed to be lit up and have a mic to introduce the pieces.
They were pretty good, I actually enjoyed the music, but I did get a little bored waiting for them to show up and while they were setting and warming up.
So what did I do? Why, pulled out the camera and played with it. Here’s some of the pictures that grew out of that boredom.
Lights on the soundboard. This one caught my eye because I had just finished inputting the data from my benchmark tests. Every term we give the kids a pre test at the beginning and a post test at the end, and compare how much they learned.
More colorful knobs on the soundboard. I took a couple pictures like these of the light board, but it’s knobs are flatter and monochromatic. None of the pictures came out interesting to me.
This button is for the microphone. When I took this picture I thought “Hmm, how much easier would teaching be if I had one of these buttons for each student?”