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Terrible news. 2 TV Crew Killed in Live Shot Shooting, Virginia

Posted by Jim Hutchison on August 26, 2015 at 9:03am 1 Comment

Folks, I'm sorry to report this bad news, but it's terrible and we all need to be hyper-vigilant on our job sites...

Two local news TV crew have been killed in a shooting at a live shot in Roanoke, VA.  Adam Ward and Alison Parker have been killed by a man who is currently on the run, but as of 10:44am, Wednesday, 26 August 2015 he is being chased up I-81 in Virginia.

Please, please watch your backs out there, road…


Lighting podcast - what would you like?

Posted by Craig Rutherford on August 21, 2015 at 11:12am 0 Comments

Myself and a fellow LD (I don't have permission to say who he is yet) have decided to create a live lighting design podcast. While aware of the existence of the excellent Casting Light Podcast and a few others, we feel the time is right to create something less interview-oriented and talk about industry news, gear reviews, technical subjects, shows and designs of note, and yes, occasionally interviews. We will skew heavily toward concert and…


i-Pix presents the Db1

Posted by Craig Rutherford on August 9, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

From the i-Pix site:

The Db1 is a revolutionary new product; a hybrid video and lighting projector, harnessing our proprietary LVVP Technology which brings together two disciplines of entertainment technology: The power of a soft edged washlight driven by both dmx and video input.

I had no idea that i-Pix still existed, much less that they were still working on new products. I was bummed when they went off the map, I still love the look of the BB7.…


COLOR THEORY-small theater edition

Posted by Wayne Lambert on July 20, 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments

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…


A Solar Cell... That Stores Its Own Energy.

Posted by Jim Hutchison on July 17, 2015 at 1:58pm 0 Comments

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?

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