10 FINDING SOLUTIONS

The human brain has selective memory; we tend to forget, or at least push into the far recesses of our minds, the disasters we've all faced—you know, the important lamp that blows just as the curtain goes up or the color that looked great in rehearsal but now seems washed out. These things happen to every lighting designer and are unavoidable. The important thing for a designer or technician to know is not how to place the blame or make an excuse but how to deal with the problem as quickly and effectively as possible.

PROBLEM SOLVING, STRESS MANAGEMENT, AND INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

The best designers are skilled in the art of problem solving. They communicate well and possess the ability to make on-the-spot decisions. ...

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