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"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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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

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…


Robe: What I like and what I dislike

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:26am 0 Comments

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Robe is one of the most important brands in the show lighting industry; no question about it. This czech company has improved some of the well known standards out there, lowering the prices and optimizing the functions. Everybody…


B.I.B. On The Night Tour 2013: Optimizing a Tribute

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 3:43am 0 Comments

We all know Dire Straits. “Sultans of Swing”, “Romeo and Juliet” or “Money for nothing” are part of our imagery. We can talk of them not just as good songs, but amazing hymns for past and future generations. Two years ago I was in Cee, 15 km from the town where I was born, preparing a lighting design for a tribute group called BROTHERS IN BAND.


Time passed away, and I kept myself focused in lighting projects like the visual designs for Luar Na Lubre, Rosana, Warcry… Continue

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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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