Einer meiner Freunde haben sich kürzlich dem Kreativagentur als Novize Grafikdesigner. Die ersten zwei Wochen war er in einem gewissen Unordnung. Als relativ neu im professionellen Bereich, wurde er im Büro zu arbeiten, nicht verwendet. Ich konnte sehen, dass er wirklich ein paar nützliche Tipps nutzen könnten, dass die Menschen in dieser Zeit geben könnte, er hat bereits als Designer und eine gute Erfahrung eingeben. Mit dem Dilemma von Schwierigkeiten in die neue Arbeitsumgebung anzupassen…Continue
Added by Jay Rocket on February 1, 2016 at 4:54am — No Comments
Let's start with a visual that I find...amusing.
These were my feeling the other day when I was working on a design for a client that I have a great professional relationship with and have worked with for many years. I was serving as as the designer (and most of the programming) this time, with a good friend of mine serving as the LD out on the road. I had just finished programming one of my favorite songs, one with a really cool backbeat…
Added by Craig Rutherford on January 28, 2016 at 1:32pm — No Comments
Color is the most intangible of all our tools. It is a mix between physics, psychology, semantics and even spirituality. We don’t even know what a Lighting Designer means when he’s talking about giving “more warmth to the light”. We can understand that he wants to “heat up” the light source, and therefore, to lower its color temperature or to absorb long wavelengths, typically considered as “cold”. But some lighting guys will translate…Continue
Added by Ben Diaz on January 16, 2016 at 12:34pm — No Comments
Website download: Episode 005
Direct download: Episode 005
Between having a nasty upper respiratory infection (just what you want when you’re a podcaster) gigging over New Years, and moving to different houses, it’s a wonder we’re only fourteen hours late…Continue
Added by Craig Rutherford on January 6, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Website download: Episode 004
Direct download: Episode 004
It’s the holiday season! In this episode of Lighting Nerds:
Happy birthday Columbus McKinnon, visit their blog at:…Continue
Added by Craig Rutherford on December 24, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Website link: Episode 003
Direct download: Episode 003
In this episode:
History and terminology: Fresnel lenses
Here's a diagram for your enjoyment:…Continue
Added by Craig Rutherford on December 11, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
Get your visual communication diversion face on with these rousing tips!
Whether you're a making illustrations for online networking or outlining a welcome for a forthcoming occasion, the use of visual depiction is tremendous and adaptable.
From textual style blending and scale, to arrangement and white space, the aspects of the outline world are intricate. Let these quarter century outline tips help you through the pits and the crests of the imaginative procedure.
In this episode:
History and terminology: Limelight
Added by Craig Rutherford on November 26, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I love glass artwork. Glass has the ability to be both incredibly strong and yet in its brittleness lies a fragility that we're all familiar with. Japanese artist Satoshi Tomizu sculpts amazing glass spheres which appear to contain planets, galaxies and beautiful tentril-like galactic structures, and a few others appear to contain delicate flower-like objects.…
Added by Craig Rutherford on November 20, 2015 at 11:11am — No Comments
I really love my free time. Spending time with my family, going to cinema or walking the dog; I prefer any of those activities rather than investing full days in front of a computer, searching about the “trendiest” things in the world of lighting. Even when this is a technological profession, which is always moving fast, even when we love to learn more and more about lighting, where is the limit between increasing our knowledge and wasting our time with lengthy research about temporary…Continue
Added by Ben Diaz on November 17, 2015 at 12:34pm — No Comments
Good evening ladies and gentlemen.
As promised a few months ago, we (me and my co-conspirator) are proud to announce the release of a new podcast geared toward entertainment lighting. We are calling it Lighting Nerds, and you can find the website here, as well as subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or via the…
Added by Craig Rutherford on November 14, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments
A few weeks ago I had the misfortune to have a Green Hippo media server sent to me for a show by a well-known company that provides gear such as this. The misfortune was not so much that I got a Hippotizer, because they're excellent media servers that I've worked with before – but this particular server (or more accurately the software on it) was a giant lemon.
There are really four separate…Continue
Added by Craig Rutherford on November 3, 2015 at 11:42am — No Comments
Ugh. Another one.
Dozens of people have died in a …
Added by Jim Hutchison on October 30, 2015 at 10:23pm — No Comments
Updates: some photos -- obviously what it's supposed to look like
and the product of whatever failed up there... I wish one of our more senior riggers would chime in here…Continue
Today I want to dive into the nuts and bolts of laying our your lighting console and some of the tricks that I use when doing this. Note that I am primarily a grandMA programmer, and so these might not always translate to other consoles without a bit of modification. Also note that I am highly opinionated and have my own way of doing things. I present this as the way I would do things, and do not necessarily think that everyone should (or should want) to follow my workflows. Your…Continue
Kinetic sculpture is the jam. This one by Derek Hugger (Who has several pieces of similar art on his site.) simulates the motion of a hummingbird in flight, and does so with what I can only describe as genius-level engineering prowess coupled with unmatched elegance. From the site:
ContinueEvery element of motion has been completely mechanized, from the beating wings to the flaring tail. Intricate systems…
Added by Craig Rutherford on October 21, 2015 at 4:06pm — No Comments
I must confess a secret: I like sound engineers. Even when I'm aware of the traditional battle between sound and lighting technicians – and I can't say I never made jokes about my honorable stage partners, – we really need each other. The audio professionals are usually methodical, efficient and objective, and that often generates smart, practical and innovative designs. And if they've been taking advantage from our trusses for years, why shouldn't we improve our technology with their…Continue
Added by Ben Diaz on October 12, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Recently, I evaluated a (relatively) new product from TMB for a potential client – the Firefly, which is a festoon-style light that uses warm white LEDs as the source. The attributes I was specifically interested in were the quality of the light (obviously) but also the durability and ease of rigging / hanging.
On the quality of light front, I couldn’t be happier with this product. The light was a very pleasing incandescent color, something I was worried about because when I first…
Added by Craig Rutherford on October 11, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Extract from Ben Diaz's SGM Tech Blog
I remember those years when a good show was not possible without a bunch ofscanners at your disposal. The SGM Galileo IV, for instance. I remember those talks where many claimed the moving heads would never succeed, because they wereslower than a mirror. It seemed unthinkable, but yokes came; the revolutionary technologies always prevail.…Continue
Added by Ben Diaz on September 17, 2015 at 9:19am — No Comments
Happy Tuesday, fellow Lighting Warriors, Artists, Artist Warriors, and Warrior Warriors!
(and Artist Artists, it's important these days to leave no one out)
It's that time of year again, time for the 2015 Parnelli Award Voting!
Head on over to the ballot page, hence the link above,…Continue
Added by Jim Hutchison on September 8, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments