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Ben Diaz commented on Craig Rutherford's blog post Some Thoughts On Color Mixing
"Very interesting article. Looking at your comments, you'd probably love 16 bit RGBY LED color mixing on SGM G-Spot. Nice pastel colors, but powerful primary colors and deep straw yellows, with accurate changing and nice flicker-free sprectrum…"
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"Nos conocimos el jueves en el evento de MB??"
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"Hi Valeria; not probable since I'm in Spain :) I've contacted you 'cause I recently made a PLS account and I'm going to stay in Mexico at least two months in February / March, so I'm interested in meeting lighting…"
Dec 18, 2012
Ben Diaz replied to Clark Wilbanks's discussion ArtNet information...?
"The book looks great; thanks for the info."
Dec 18, 2012
Ben Diaz commented on Wayne Lambert's blog post ANNOYING QUESTIONS
"Great, mate. :D So funny."
Dec 18, 2012
Ben Diaz replied to Allan Nathan's discussion your console of choice? in the group Lighting Programmers
"The Chamsys family; no question about it. My first lighting console was a ETC Expression, and I really love the way they work in theatre. Then, I found the Avolites family. I did several tours with Avolites Pearl and Saphire consoles, and they let…"
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Profile Information

What's your current occupation?
lighting programmer, lighting designer
Where did you learn your craft?
Studying and lighting!
Who have you worked for or where have you worked in the past?
I directed tours for: Rosana, Celtas Cortos, Luar Na Lubre, Warcry, Brothers In Band, Display Of Power, Jane Joyd, Pülsar...
What's your favorite new technology?
Chamsys MagicQ control surfaces
Do you have any words of wisdom for your fellow lighting pros?
Do it creative and share your knowledge!
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Ben Diaz's Blog

Lighting Designers or "Coolhunters"?

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 12:34pm 0 Comments

I really love my free time. Spending time with my family, going to cinema or walking the dog; I prefer any of those activities rather than investing full days in front of a computer, searching about the “trendiest” things in the world of lighting. Even when this is a technological profession, which is always moving fast, even when we love to learn more and more about lighting, where is the limit between increasing our knowledge and wasting our time with lengthy research about temporary…


Learning from Audio

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

I must confess a secret: I like sound engineers. Even when I'm aware of the traditional battle between sound and lighting technicians – and I can't say I never made jokes about my honorable stage partners, – we really need each other. The audio professionals are usually methodical, efficient and objective, and that often generates smart, practical and innovative designs. And if they've been taking advantage from our trusses for years, why shouldn't we improve our technology with their…


We've changed a lot... And that makes us better.

Posted on September 17, 2015 at 9:19am 0 Comments

Extract from Ben Diaz's SGM Tech Blog

I remember those years when a good show was not possible without a bunch ofscanners at your disposal. The SGM Galileo IV, for instance. I remember those talks where many claimed the moving heads would never succeed, because they wereslower than a mirror. It seemed unthinkable, but yokes came; the revolutionary technologies always prevail.…


Why to believe in the G-Spot

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 7:51am 0 Comments

Spots: who needs them?

This is the usual way of thinking in all the "trendie" environments. The reason of this issue is, obviously, the "proclaimed kingdom" of the "beam" moving head. Yes; most of the people prefers a beam instead of a spot, and if possible, a beam, a spot and a wash in the same head. I can understand that. But in my mind, there's a clear hierarchy, if I need to choose between them: firstly the spot function, then a bright smoth wash, and finally a…


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At 3:07pm on December 18, 2012, Valeria Silva said…
Nos conocimos el jueves en el evento de MB??
At 3:01pm on December 18, 2012, Valeria Silva said…
Did we meet last Thursday @ MB gig?

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