So, I’m talking with this very well-known local stage director whose name I can’t remember, but he looks a little like Captain Picard, the old bald-headed guy on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
Huh? That’s an ancient TV show. Google it.
Anyway, he’s trying to tell me about some kind of “mood” or “psychological impact” or something.
And I’m the LD for his show and I don’t have a clue what he’s talking about because all I really want to know is if the scene…Continue
Added by Wayne Lambert on July 20, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Talk about awesome -- check this out! A solar cell that stores its own energy. Can you imagine how this would revolutionize some of the energy needs at these crazy outdoor festivals that keep getting bigger and bigger?
Added by Jim Hutchison on July 17, 2015 at 1:58pm — No Comments
I wasn’t quite grown up enough in the business at the point when companies like High End Systems were throwing the knock-down, drag out kind of demo parties at the major events. That one video of a High End demo back in the Nineties always comes to mind when I think “I wonder how much Red…Continue
Arcing is generally something we try to avoid in our industry, but photographer and artist Marc Frei has been using Tesla coils to product these amazing photographs. It looks to me as though the discs that the arcs are flowing over are a dielectric material, perhaps glass, but I don't know enough about this to be sure. Either way, a beautiful example of a naked arc providing dramatic lighting effects.…
Over the years, many different lighting companies have come up with many different ways to do color mixing of their lights, and today I'd like to pontificate about some of the different methods and their strengths and weaknesses, and how they fit into different areas of design.
Flags: the mixing glass slides back and forth on tracks, moving into and out of the beam. The big strength of the flag system is the speed of the system, but what tends to happen is that as the flags ease into…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Ben Diaz on June 22, 2015 at 7:51am — No Comments
Hi, everybody -- Jim Hutchison here, and I just got back from InfoComm 2015 in Orlando. My eyes still have video wall test patterns burned in them, parking in Orlando at the OCCC for the InfoComm show was way worse than normal this year, and MegaLite had some really fantastically cold beer at their booth. All of those things point to a really great show!
Oh yeah -- I'm gonna be blogging here at the Pro Lighting Space a lot…Continue
Added by Jim Hutchison on June 19, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Setting: Large, old, hotel ballroom, maybe the Chicago Sheraton, maybe not
Scene: Corporate LD talks to VINNY, a hotel staff A.V. guy
LD: What do you mean these points don’t really exist?
VINNY: Oh, my, my. Those idiot office people must have sent you an old drawing. Sorry. I told those morons they better get those things updated, before a great tragedy like this takes…Continue
Added by Wayne Lambert on June 18, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
With the application of the led lighting, more and more peaple would like replace their light with led light source.Now, let us share about how to choose a good quality led light.
Electric parts—-Life span and brightness
Top quality: Cree/Phillip chip, Mean well/Inventr POWER SUPPLY Normmally give u 5 years warranty (10 years around life span)
Middle quality:Epistar chip,Middle quality power supply Normmally give u 3…Continue
Added by adsasdzx on June 12, 2015 at 1:35am — No Comments
This post originally written for my friends at Elite Multimedia.
It's hard to be in this industry for a while and not accumulate a wide range of tricks, subtle insider knowledge, and other arcana which collectively fall under the umbrella of “experience”. These are the sorts of things it would have been valuable to know when I was first starting out; things I wish someone had told me. And so now, I pass on my top ten ideas and tricks to…Continue
Added by Craig Rutherford on June 8, 2015 at 10:32am — No Comments
This is wao from ADNLITE Group.
We are the led downlights factory in China for 5 years.
We aim for providing the most proper led downlights for the customers all over the world.
Added by adsasdzx on May 30, 2015 at 12:25am — No Comments
Picture this: You're running through your setlist, down the agenda, or through the service flow....things are going well. You're hitting your cues, and your show looks great...BUT THEN!!!!
Suddenly, we are not in the land of the set list anymore. We are now in no-mans land. So what happens next?
CYGNUS is an art lighting installation in Istanbul which uses 46 Clay-Paky Sharpys to take viewers on an immersive…
Added by Craig Rutherford on May 13, 2015 at 12:02am — No Comments
In response to your questions, I've begun to really start ramping up my video creation skills and the Learn Stage Lighting YouTube Channel has been benefiting! Lately, I've actually been publishing a number of videos to YouTube and not highlighting them here. Why? Well, I wanted to…Continue
Added by David Henry on May 12, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Hey ProLightingSpace - I write a blog over at LearnStageLighting.com, and simulcast the posts here. Check out this weeks post below, or visit it right here on the site!Continue
Added by David Henry on April 28, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
Exploring the intersection of technology with art is an installation in Japan called the "Floating Flower Garden" consisting of over 2,300 real, living flowers suspended in the air and motion-controlled. This is the latest installation by TeamLab, a Japanese art collective of “ultra-technologists” lead by Toshiyuki Inoko. As viewers move through the installation space, 3D cameras track them, moving the flowers up and out of the way so…Continue
Added by Craig Rutherford on March 25, 2015 at 1:04pm — No Comments
Hey ProLightingSpace - I write a blog over at LearnStageLighting.com, and simulcast the posts here. Check out this weeks post below, or visit it right here on the site!
Want a huge beam of light that zooms across the…Continue
Added by David Henry on March 24, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
In a recent LD@Large, John Featherstone spoke of his distaste for the trope of the lighting versus video mentality that pervades parts of our industry. Any production where IMAG is used needs to have a crew that understands the intricacies of lighting for not only the stage, but also for video. I've worked with tours and productions that use IMAG many times in my career, and these are some of my strategies for dealing with lighting for video from an LD's perspective.
On my current…
Added by Craig Rutherford on March 20, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments
Asphyxia is an experimental film project by Maria Takeuchi and Frederico Phillips, and it uses two Xbox One Kinect sensors to capture the movements of dancer Shiho Tanaka and then renders the data inside a near photo-realistic environment. I first saw tech like this being used by Rob Sheridan (Art director for NIN) on the same's festival tour with the human-moved video carts. It impressed me then, but this takes the intersection of CGI and inexpensive, off-the-shelf motion-capture tech to a…Continue
Added by Craig Rutherford on March 11, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments