Category Archives: Shin Tips

Hi Everyone,

Here is the On-Playa Schedule of important meetings and deadlines relating to The Fire Conclave.

Things pertaining specifically to the Fire Conclave are in bold…

Calendar View: https://fireconclave.org/calendar/

Date – Event Name – Time – Location

  • Friday 8/19

Managing the Great Circle requires clear and exact communication between all the different teams involved in order to produce and execute a production as complicated as burn night. Safety is of utmost importance and requires each position to be vigilant. …

Hello Shins, 

We know everyone is anxiously awaiting word from the Council on your video submissions.  We will be working hard to get the final decisions out ASAP.

So, what should you do while you’re waiting?

  1. Start getting your Group

Now that filming is done and selections are underway, we thought it would be the perfect time to review some of the components of the Great Circle. One very important position is called the Sentinels.

In the past, fire …

Hi Everyone,

The deadline for your Video Audition is coming up soon! With that in mind, we wanted to cover some important reminders, do’s & don’ts.

We realize that even though this is an exciting time for Fire Groups, there …

Hi Firebugs,

Congratulations on making it through your first hurdle: The MayDay Reviews. The Council saw some really promising videos and made suggestions where we could. But then we asked ourselves if there was something more that we could do …

What is a “Documentarian”?

Storytellers and Documentarians have been an important part of the Burning Man culture since its beginning. The images and videos that come out of Black Rock City have helped extend the impact of Burning Man far …

Last Minute Notes & Help!

What is the MayDay Review, where did it come from, and why do we require it?

Over the years, the Fire Conclave Council brainstormed different ways to help Fire Groups prepare for their audition …

Newbies, Divas, Absences and other difficult aspects of managing a fire group

One of the most difficult aspects of being a Shin is managing all of the fundamental duties needed to run a performance of this magnitude. As Shin, you …

We realize that practicing for the Fire Conclave might seem a bit disorienting after such a long hiatus, so we’ve come up with a few things you can focus on to keep you and your group on track.

As we …

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