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roadieric commented on Clint Kaster's blog post Time, Inclination, Cost and Stupidity
"Great post, Clint.   In my experience, Elation (aka: American DJ) and Chauvet seem to have both evolved reasonably well from previous times (like a decade ago?), with price (DUH!), inventory selection and overall user-friendliness being primary…"
Apr 7, 2014
Clint Kaster replied to Auggie Hill's discussion Backgrounds/Backdrops
"Hmmmmmm.....not sure if the main photo posted.....trying again....."
Aug 15, 2011
Clint Kaster replied to Auggie Hill's discussion Backgrounds/Backdrops
"We've worked with the Pickathon Roots Music Festival for a couple years -- easily the most overbuilt 3500-audience festival in the world.  This look has been more or less "standard" the last couple years.  I'll let you…"
Aug 15, 2011
Clint Kaster replied to Auggie Hill's discussion What are the best lower budget LED fixtures?
"A couple general observations -- the lowest end of the lines of any manufacturer are throwaways that work for awhile but not as well as they should.  DMX communication is poor, at best, and their friendliness with other fixtures is minimal.…"
Aug 15, 2011
Clint Kaster replied to Dylon Prettyman's discussion starting my own business!!!
"To contravene the above post, you don't have to lose money out of the gate.  I couldn't afford to and didn't.  But make sure you have a client for your purchases and make your purchases dependent on USEFULNESS rather than…"
Aug 15, 2011
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What's your current occupation?
Business Owner
Where did you learn your craft?
University of Oregon
Who have you worked for or where have you worked in the past?
Local/Regional AV, International Tech, Tour Tech
What's your favorite new technology?
Wireless DMX!
Do you have any words of wisdom for your fellow lighting pros?
Discretion is the better part of valor.
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Time, Inclination, Cost and Stupidity

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:09am 1 Comment

I haven't spent a lot of time here on PLS and mean to rectify that as I find myself being shoved into the New World Order of moving light/video convergence.  Straight up, I bought into lighting as a self-defense move, lest the lighting companies beat me to the punch and provide bad audio for my clients.  Now, to be clear, my sloth-like arc toward lighting is probably somewhat typical.  Club kid who made flashy things happen onstage, band guy and booker who carried lighting so that it looked…


Just The Basics...Please.

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 12:50pm 0 Comments

With a quick run of corporate one-offs behind us for big shoes, big software and local groceries we've picked up a few tips that bear sharing as we ramp up to what looks like another great Fall season.  We are also filling the calendar for Spring of 2014 at this time -- don't hesitate to call with dates for us to pencil in!

Lesson #1:  Graphics And Legibility

The venue had two walls of…


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