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Gear Review - Streamlight ProTac HL

Posted by Craig Rutherford on October 20, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

I bought my first Streamlight back in 2013, after many years of being a die-hard SureFire fan. I still have several G2s scattered around my various bags and Pelican cases that I use when traveling, and they're still great. For a long time I carried a 6P LED, and was very happy with its performance over the years. But I wanted something that would do dual-brightness, and had significant output for those times when I really, really needed to set something on fire light up a large…


Last night in Dallas

Posted by Nook Schoenfeld on October 20, 2014 at 8:45am 0 Comments

I screwed up again last night. Broke the number one rule in our biz. I assumed something again. I assumed the front of house table at the House of Blues was set up sturdily. I didn't check it. Slayer, the house LD didn't check it. Nobody had ever checked it as it got used successfully every night. Til I get there of course.

    I'm carrying a video wall and mini-mac Catalyst media server. Using a Martin M1 console this run. I receive camera feeds via rf from the stage. I have various…


Nice see in ya

Posted by Nook Schoenfeld on October 14, 2014 at 8:19pm 0 Comments

      One of the greatest things about our biz is the ability to run into the same people at various gigs in your life. I mean unexpectedly. Last month I ran into two guys I hadn't seen since the eighties, at the same venue. We caught up. No need to become Facebook buddies or anything, just saying hi.

    Last night I was in Boston for a quick one show affair at some club. I walk into a pub next door to get some chow and a beer before the show. 5 minutes later my buddy John Macleish…


Done done and I'm on to the next one.

Posted by Nook Schoenfeld on October 9, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

OK, I'm done working with my first so-called Legend. Meaning old guy who sold a bazillion album a bazillion years ago. It was fun yet uneventful. Now I'm moving in the other direction. Going to light a young act from Australia calling themselves the Janoskians. This term stands for Just Another Name Of Silly Kids In Another Nation. They are basically a singing comedy troupe from the streets of Melbourne that has made it semi famous thru a series of you tube videos that have gone viral. While…


Shooting lights through video walls

Posted by Nook Schoenfeld on October 8, 2014 at 6:15am 5 Comments

Last month I saw yet another big rock show where they put hundreds of LED movers behind a video wall with the intent to shine them thru the wall and make it look cool. But to be honest, for the umpteenth time that I have seen people do this, it did not look great. It was not phenomenal. In fact I think it was rather a waste of gear.

      I'm not sure why people think this looks cool. So I gotta think now that maybe it's me. Maybe there are acts out there doing this and it's supposed…


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