Sometimes what we do is incredibly technical. I just spent the last two days discussing Amps, Watts, breakers and Luminance and it had nothing to do with class. I just bought four brand new lights for my mini studio. When we finally got them wired right and hung – we blew the breaker.
I never realized I could get maintenance to show up at my room so fast. I should blow a breaker more often.
When I designed my new classroom seven years ago, we put in a small TV Studio. It is barely big enough for a small interview set and a chroma wall. But it works. Except we had two problems, not enough light and not enough power.
Both those problems have been fixed. We now have a studio with four lights and plenty of power.
But I sometimes feel like I spend more time keeping our equipment working, than I do teaching. I guess most days it is worth it, but some days it does get frustrating when you want to teach, but end up spending you time dealing with balky equipment.