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Inspiration: Bob Potts Kinetic Sculpture

Posted by Craig Rutherford on December 21, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

I have a soft spot in my heart for kinetic sculpture, especially these sorts of elegant, flowing pieces that masterfully evoke the organic movements of the natural world. These come from New York-based artist Bob Potts:

Bob Potts - Ascension from…


Tour Theory: hierarchical relationships

Posted by Craig Rutherford on December 17, 2014 at 5:45pm 0 Comments

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."…


LDI, part III

Posted by Craig Rutherford on December 16, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

In which I break with my title convention, talk about gear at LDI ONE LAST TIME, and pictures! Everybody likes pictures!

Lightwave International Phenom

Lightwave International released the Phenom, a small moving head laser that is rated for audience scanning effects. The company doesn't say what the laser diodes inside are rated for, but the unit draws only 3A @ 240v, which is impressive. The audience scanning feature is…


LDI: Part II

Posted by Craig Rutherford on December 15, 2014 at 11:00pm 2 Comments

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…


LDI 2014: Part 1

Posted by Craig Rutherford on December 15, 2014 at 12:00am 0 Comments

Here are some initial thoughts regarding some of the things I saw at the Live Design International (LDI) trade show.

The Clay-Paky Stormy strobe

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…


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