So, I’m talking with this very well-known local stage director whose name I can’t remember, but he looks a little like Captain Picard, the old bald-headed guy on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
Huh? That’s an ancient TV show. Google it.
Anyway, he’s trying to tell me about some kind of “mood” or “psychological impact” or something.
And I’m the LD for his show and I don’t have a clue what he’s talking about because all I really want to know is if the scene…Continue
Talk about awesome -- check this out! A solar cell that stores its own energy. Can you imagine how this would revolutionize some of the energy needs at these crazy outdoor festivals that keep getting bigger and bigger?
I wasn’t quite grown up enough in the business at the point when companies like High End Systems were throwing the knock-down, drag out kind of demo parties at the major events. That one video of a High End demo back in the Nineties always comes to mind when I think “I wonder how much Red…Continue
Arcing is generally something we try to avoid in our industry, but photographer and artist Marc Frei has been using Tesla coils to product these amazing photographs. It looks to me as though the discs that the arcs are flowing over are a dielectric material, perhaps glass, but I don't know enough about this to be sure. Either way, a beautiful example of a naked arc providing dramatic lighting effects.…
Over the years, many different lighting companies have come up with many different ways to do color mixing of their lights, and today I'd like to pontificate about some of the different methods and their strengths and weaknesses, and how they fit into different areas of design.
Flags: the mixing glass slides back and forth on tracks, moving into and out of the beam. The big strength of the flag system is the speed of the system, but what tends to happen is that as the flags ease into…Continue