"Being a moving light repair guy, I hear ya man. But think of this: you compare moving lights to cars and laptops. Well, compare High End's and Martin's R&D budget to Dell and Ford, and then it might make sense. Economies of scale can…"
"If this is the followspot that uses a FEL 1000w lamp, I have often wondered why this fixture has fans in the 1st place. The same lamp is used in regular conventional fixtures. The answer maybe to increase gel life, but then you just have to decide…"
"Surprised they didn't add in the logic a former coworker of mine used: test live wires with the back of your hand, because an electrical shock makes you muscles contract (supposedly), so the shock would make you pull away from live conductor.…"
Who have you worked for or where have you worked in the past?
Fantasee Lighting & Interlaced Productions.
What's your favorite new technology?
Doug Fleenor's Gizmo...but it's not exactly new.
Do you have any words of wisdom for your fellow lighting pros?
Make the decision clear to yourself weather you do this to make money or if you do this cause you love the work. Go where the money is if it's the former and go where your heart takes you if it's the latter.