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roadieric commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post All State Arena
"Nook;   Needless to say, as  local LD, the old "Horizon" (now Allstate Arena) hold  LOT of great memories for myself also, and I completely agree that Chris is "Da Man", and most of the house crew are brilliant as…"
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"I love how the uplighting makes the trusses look all contorted. Simple and effective. "
Mar 30
Nook Schoenfeld commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Lighting guys and in ears monitors
"So the in ears thing has actually worked out quite well. I can't really hear the spots talk back to me, but that hasn't been much of an issue so far. I did realize that I listed the wrong LD in my original post when speaking of in ears.…"
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Nook Schoenfeld commented on Dante Ison's blog post New Beginnings. Old Ends.
"It's good that you are not satisfied. A good lighting designer is never satisfied with complacency. Moving upward to the next challenge, or getting thrown into the fire immediately is the best way to learn, so keep going. I was once a college…"
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Donald Weeks commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Dressing Appropriately
"I know what you mean its that time of the year.  I have a Canadian tour that starts in a couple weeks.  Then it heads south to finish on a Cruise ship for a week.  I'm from upstate NY so I'm used to the cold, but I hate…"
Mar 3
Joe Leahy left a comment for Nook Schoenfeld
"Hi Nook, Bummer were going to miss ya in Detroit this time around. Unfortunately I'm here in Michigan doing shows, so no warm climate in my near future. Travel Safe and see ya soon, Joe"
Mar 3
Marshall Sweeten commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Dressing Appropriately
"Staying warm indeed. Please let me know when you are coming around again, if you think of it. I LOve what I do as a Deck Electrician. "
Mar 3
Nook Schoenfeld commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Dressing Appropriately
"Hey Marshall, Good to see you here. Haven't been back there since last fall with John Legend. Trust you guys are keeping hunkered down trying to stay warm this winter."
Mar 3
Nook Schoenfeld left a comment for Joe Leahy
"Hey Joe. Hope you are doing shows somewhere warm. I'm out with the Imagine Dragons for a spell, but not hitting Detroit this time around."
Mar 3
Marshall Sweeten commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Dressing Appropriately
"Hope to see you again sometime soon over here in Atlantic City."
Mar 3
Chris Shrom commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Lighting guys and in ears monitors
"I couldn't pass up an opportunity to comment back on your blog. The debate on timing is crucial to in-ears. I used to run the board with just my single muff headset, like hundreds of LD's before me. Like you, I found the artist complaining…"
Feb 24
Nook Schoenfeld commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Lighting guys and in ears monitors
"That's great Martin. They are working out OK. I do hear all those little things, like you said. It's kind of cool. Except now every cue I hit is 150 milliseconds early. Wouldn't be bad if I had 1 sec time on the cues, but all the…"
Feb 22
Martin Thomas commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Lighting guys and in ears monitors
"I've been on ears for about a year now- Shure pack, stereo wired- feed coming from monitor engineer (all of which TOTALLY dig giving me a nice overall mix; especially when you can compliment them about it at the end of the night). I will wear…"
Feb 22
Nook Schoenfeld commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Knit picking
"Clever response. UI learned something new."
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Lighting,Video,set design
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USF
Who have you worked for or where have you worked in the past?
100 different bands and countless other shows
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Zap Technologies Big LED lite
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Every lighting fixture has some redeeming quality, you just have to search for it
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Bigger, must get bigger

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:17am 0 Comments

      Been a weird week for me, looking at various LED fixtures. It seems like each company unveiled some new cool toy last month at the PLASA show, but the fixtures are just now making it to the states. And the dealers are calling me to see them, so it's been fun.

   last week I saw the new Mac Quantum wash. It was pretty cool. Did some eye candy stuff, but most noticeable thing about the fixture was that it could emit a beautiful pure white light beam. It looked more like a…

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Lotsa Paloozas

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 11:57am 0 Comments

Finally landed home for a week of fixing stuff and ordering new parts for the house. But not after playing some great gigs in front of some amazing crowds. Perry Farrell's Lollapalooza festival takes place in 3 different countries at different times. Multiple stages where the crowds can flock to see their favorite Indie of world famous pop acts. The night before the main acts hit the stage, their LD's and techs come in and focus movers, clone looks into their existing show disks, etc. But my…

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Fun down South

Posted on March 30, 2014 at 4:43am 0 Comments

    Did 3 gigs in Mexico last week. Awesome shows with the Dragons. Of course it all started out with the lies before the trusses left the ground. They had some strange Chinese strobes that were hard to figure out program wise. They had 2 dismal smoke machines. And the lighting company that showed up on site wasn't PRG, the people I had been conversing with about the rental gear.

      But in the end everything was great and the kids loved it. But it took all day for me to clone my…

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Time for the fibbing and half truths

Posted on March 22, 2014 at 7:28am 0 Comments

Just got done with the United States leg of the Imagine Dragons. Headed down to South America for a few weeks. Doing some headlining shows as well as opening on some Lollapalooza dates. The opening slots should be fine. Especially since I am a whiz at day light lighting and we appear to go on stage around 6:30 or so. I get to watch some other great LD buddies work instead. Get to see Arlo work his magic with NIN. Get to see Scottt Holhaus with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Think I may run into Rob…

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All State Arena

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 11:31am 1 Comment

      This is a grand old gig outside of Chicago. A sports palace of old that was a major stop for all tours during my career. From the outside, the place looks like a bib square box. But inside, you get the feel of being inside a large whiskey barrel. What appear to be wooden planks arch the ceiling in a curve, to be met by a flat rear wall. Dave Kob once described mixing audio in here as being the equivalent of trying to fine tune the sound inside a beer keg.

     But it's a great…

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At 12:09pm on March 3, 2014, Joe Leahy said…

Hi Nook, Bummer were going to miss ya in Detroit this time around. Unfortunately I'm here in Michigan doing shows, so no warm climate in my near future. Travel Safe and see ya soon, Joe

At 11:31pm on July 19, 2013, Steven Skippy Baldwin said…

Yeah, spent almost three years to heal up from losing Sallie, and stayed out of the biz.

New shows so show up, but always out of the blue, and tight notice. I still keep my cell phone handy for folks who are using say a Hog!1000. Man, with the right grouping I could make the thing really sing. I saw Tom McKeown's band a week or so ago. Great unplugged type style. Six people is a tall order, and he was cool with my production notes.

At 1:10pm on October 31, 2012, Mike Wharton said…

From lunch that day in Atlanta...! Took a while to find a pic for the profile. Thanks again buddy! 

At 7:57am on November 7, 2011, Kyle Intrabartolo said…
Congrats on the award Nook!!!!
At 7:47am on November 7, 2011, Wayne Lambert said…
Yikes! Sorry for the typo in that last post, NOOK!
At 7:43am on November 7, 2011, Wayne Lambert said…
The pictures of the Kid Rock show look fantastic!! Congratulations on the award, Nick!
At 4:40pm on October 31, 2011, cody stoltz said…
Hey nook congratulations on your award
At 1:59pm on May 17, 2010, William R Strawn said…
Indeed it is Bill Strawn from Sac/Branson and beyond :) As I recall the nickname, garnered during our stint with the Steve Winwood tour, was "The Hub".
Drop me a line at hedlite@msn.com and let's catch up. Lots to tell :)
At 3:58pm on January 10, 2010, cody stoltz said…
thank you nook I had to do a fly loop at the lil wayne show in laffayete. (they went through my boss for the lighting)
At 8:01am on December 9, 2009, Nook Schoenfeld said…
A fly loop saves you time on load in. If you know that your trusses will trim at exactly 20', here's what you do. It consists of the cable that will run from the truss to the ground, prior to running to the dimmers side stage.
1. Run the multicables on to the truss on the floor and plug them in.
2. Take the cable from the end of the truss, and run it backwards, parallel to the truss on the ground towards center stage.
3. Once you have gone approximately 10', turn the cable around and go the other way another 10'
4. Run the rest of the cable back to the dimmers, figure 8 it on a nice neat pile and plug in the ends
5. Now when you run the truss up 20' in the air, your "fly loop" of cable will be in the air, your rig already tested, and you don't have to touch any of the cable a second time
 
 
 

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