This week, I’ve been bouncing around between shows, which is good because it’s work, but bad because rules about turnaround (the time between when you’re released for the night and when you have to report back the next day) don’t apply when you’re on a different show the next day.
So I’ve been coming home, faceplanting in the bed and fighting like hell for the six hours of sleep that I’m lucky to get before the alarm goes off.
Please enjoy a photo:
These are ballasts for neon signs. Neon can’t be plugged straight into regular power as it uses very high voltage. These are basically transformers that increase the normal power (line voltage) to something the sign can use. They come in all sizes (small sign, small ballast), and these particular ones are for a very large sign so they’re heavy as hell.
When you rent neon signs for a movie or TV show, the signs are shipped separately from the ballasts, and must be connected on site.