Taking a break today to talk about some tour theory, if you will. This will be one of those posts that isn't really gear or project-related. What I want to instead focus on today is leadership styles on touring.
If one takes away nothing else further from this screed, take ye this, because its the core of my philosophy on tour: people, in general, hate being given direct orders. What I mean by a direct order is any imperative that comes in the form "X, go do Y."…
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In which I break with my title convention, talk about gear at LDI ONE LAST TIME, and pictures! Everybody likes pictures!
Lightwave International released the Phenom, a small moving head laser…
The Robe BMFL
This is one of the big fixtures at LDI I saw that I'm really looking forward to playing around with. Made by Robe, the BFML is the "Bright Multi-Functional Luminaire", though various backronyms regarding the name exist. We won't get into those. The unit is fairly sizable, probably a little smaller than a VL3K, with an Osram HTI 1500-watt lamp. By default the lamp is overrun to 1700 watts, which shortens its life to 500 hours, but…Continue
Here are some initial thoughts regarding some of the things I saw at the Live Design International (LDI) trade show.
Finally, someone realized that some LDs just do not like the look of LEDs in a direct view application. I love the TMB Flare, but it is certainly one of many direct view LED fixtures on the market. The Stormy (Clay-Paky has chosen an interesting naming convention for its new fixture lines) is an LED strobe that looks like…Continue