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Brian Berg commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Shooting lights through video walls
"Nook, Mike Ledesma said hi. We had him at our place with Santana. And he used yellow ;) "
Oct 10
Nook Schoenfeld commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Shooting lights through video walls
"I saw that show a couple times this year and it is well done. They invented the V thru tiles for him. In the pic you just posted the tiles are more like V9 or possibly V18mil from Nocturne I'm guessing as the light from all those Auras…"
Oct 10
Brian Berg commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Shooting lights through video walls
"Leroy Bennett does a bit of it on the last Nine Inch Nails tour. But there is so much content and moving video panels it just adds another element to the show. He doesn't rely on it like many of today's designs do. If you want to see an…"
Oct 10
Nook Schoenfeld commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Shooting lights through video walls
"Thanx David. I love the new V-thru see thru video panels (below) where you can see the band flawlessly thru it. I did see a Kings of Leon set up where the LD had strange dmx panels of LEDs (think 1m x2m size) hanging at abstract angles. He used…"
Oct 10
David Henry commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Shooting lights through video walls
"Nook - I thought that this effect looked awesome about 5 years ago, when pixel pitch wasn't as dense as today.   In fact, I saw a convention a year or 2 ago where the production co dragged out an old LED wall and did this gag, it and…"
Oct 10
Brian Berg left a comment for Nook Schoenfeld
"A dealer told me they were getting damaged in shipping. Makes you wonder how they hold up inside a console that bounces down the road in a truck continually. Other than that I haven't had any problems other than a couple small bugs. I wish we…"
Sep 12
Nook Schoenfeld left a comment for Brian Berg
"I paid the same 2800 for a replacement screen as well. It's the shipping charges each way that hurt more than the cost of the part. I was playing The Beacon theater in NYC last fall. The FOH audio guy needs to throw a mic line up to the…"
Sep 12
Brian Berg left a comment for Nook Schoenfeld
"I hear ya. I had to replace a Multi-touch in a MA2 Light this year and it cost $2800 for a reburb. A new one was $4k. I had to send it to ACT for repair. They won't let me do it myself."
Sep 12
Nook Schoenfeld left a comment for Brian Berg
"I tried resetting the window and turning the display on and off in the window settings (with the mouse) but nothing worked for me that day. Been having strange issues with screens this summer for some reason. Maybe there is a bug in there…"
Sep 12
Nook Schoenfeld commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Kiss Light rig
"Thanx Mike. Good stuff "
Jul 29
Mike Rock commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Kiss Light rig
"SGPS is handling the rigging and automation and Christie is dealing with the lights. Each leg is controlled by two winches and the head is eight, plus two for the horns or antennas, and the tail is four. Think of it as a steam punk marionette puppet."
Jul 28
Nook Schoenfeld commented on Justin Lang's blog post Summer Reading
"If you can finish 3 Clancy books in one summer, I will be impressed. Problem is you have chosen 3 books written over 20 years ago. Clancy was ahead of his time and spoke of( then unknown, outside of the military elite) technology that was simply…"
Jul 22
Brian Berg commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post drum solos
"I agree. I've never liked drum solos, and you can usually watch the boredom set in on the faces of the audience too. Same goes for the guitar solo. If I wanted to see a soloist, I would pay to see a soloist. Both are hard to light because…"
Jul 11
Nook Schoenfeld commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Boned in the ball room
"You are so correct. Unfortunately a site survey by myself wasn't an option and I blew it by not inquiring beforehand. Thanx for the tip on the hotel air walls. I have never been refused, but I imagine it happens often enough that it would be…"
Jul 1
Gerard Bourcier commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Boned in the ball room
"Even if there are air wall tracks, many hotels won't let you hang from them. Thats why it's important, whenever possible, to do a site survey with your own eyes. Don't rely on someone else to look and ask all the right questions. I am…"
Jul 1
Nook Schoenfeld commented on Nook Schoenfeld's blog post Dive bar lighting
"Typo. It is Lee's "
May 19

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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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Last night in Dallas

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 8:45am 0 Comments

I screwed up again last night. Broke the number one rule in our biz. I assumed something again. I assumed the front of house table at the House of Blues was set up sturdily. I didn't check it. Slayer, the house LD didn't check it. Nobody had ever checked it as it got used successfully every night. Til I get there of course.

    I'm carrying a video wall and mini-mac Catalyst media server. Using a Martin M1 console this run. I receive camera feeds via rf from the stage. I have various…

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Nice see in ya

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 8:19pm 0 Comments

      One of the greatest things about our biz is the ability to run into the same people at various gigs in your life. I mean unexpectedly. Last month I ran into two guys I hadn't seen since the eighties, at the same venue. We caught up. No need to become Facebook buddies or anything, just saying hi.

    Last night I was in Boston for a quick one show affair at some club. I walk into a pub next door to get some chow and a beer before the show. 5 minutes later my buddy John Macleish…

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Done done and I'm on to the next one.

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

OK, I'm done working with my first so-called Legend. Meaning old guy who sold a bazillion album a bazillion years ago. It was fun yet uneventful. Now I'm moving in the other direction. Going to light a young act from Australia calling themselves the Janoskians. This term stands for Just Another Name Of Silly Kids In Another Nation. They are basically a singing comedy troupe from the streets of Melbourne that has made it semi famous thru a series of you tube videos that have gone viral. While…

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Shooting lights through video walls

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 6:15am 5 Comments

Last month I saw yet another big rock show where they put hundreds of LED movers behind a video wall with the intent to shine them thru the wall and make it look cool. But to be honest, for the umpteenth time that I have seen people do this, it did not look great. It was not phenomenal. In fact I think it was rather a waste of gear.

      I'm not sure why people think this looks cool. So I gotta think now that maybe it's me. Maybe there are acts out there doing this and it's supposed…

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Memory

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:41am 0 Comments

      As one gets older, they realize they have played so many venues in their life that you feel like you have been to them all. Up until this year I felt that way because I had been to every arena, shed and hell hole that could hold up a truss. Or so I thought. I had never played all the little gigs. While I have probably been in every House of Blues in America I am far from having played every club. For instance, For years I have heard of a place called Cain's Ballroom that is somewhere…

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At 8:36am on September 12, 2014, Brian Berg said…

A dealer told me they were getting damaged in shipping. Makes you wonder how they hold up inside a console that bounces down the road in a truck continually. Other than that I haven't had any problems other than a couple small bugs.

I wish we could take the FX engine from a Hog and stick it in an MA. You'd have the perfect console! lol

At 8:11am on September 12, 2014, Brian Berg said…

I hear ya. I had to replace a Multi-touch in a MA2 Light this year and it cost $2800 for a reburb. A new one was $4k. I had to send it to ACT for repair. They won't let me do it myself.

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 :)
 
 
 

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