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Keeping it all Fun

Posted on July 13, 2017

One of the reasons we chose this business, is because it seemed like it would always be fun.  I mean think about it, the idea that we would never be chained to a 9 to 5 desk and have to wear a jacket to work has to be fun, right?  For the most part, all […]

The Most Important Show You Will Ever Do

Posted on March 27, 2017

Truth in Lighting Every show you do is important to someone, so it better be important to you. Let’s be honest.  The truth is that you will not necessarily enjoy every show you are running. I would be willing to bet that everyone who reads this at some point has uttered the words “I have […]

Are We Artists?

Posted on January 10, 2017

A few weeks ago, I was at an event where the focus was on some very impressive sculptures.  I got there early enough to watch the lighting designer try to light the artwork in such a way as to make the event organizer happy.  Her job was to light the sculptures to make them look […]

Managed Expectations

Posted on December 5, 2016

I recently made a trip that I have been putting off for far too long.  I went to visit a school of higher learning to visit the instructors and see their facility set up and to get some insight as to what their program teaching methods were all about.  I was pretty impressed with the […]

Knocking Curve Balls out of the Park

Posted on October 31, 2016

  Its world series time, so lets throw some baseball terms into the mix! Planning and preparation are major keys to success in our industry.  Everything from having your paperwork in order, to making sure that your cable cases are labeled and packed properly, to pre addressing your fixtures is supposed to make our lives […]

Welcome Freshmen! A few tips on upping your game

Posted on August 29, 2016

To all of the freshmen starting out on their Theatrical Technology (or other professional entertainment technology program with an emphasis on lighting) degrees, Welcome! So you decided to go against everyone’s advice and start down the path of making lights flash pretty colors.  Good for you!  Soon you will be proving everyone wrong and working […]

Bridging the Visual Divide

Posted on July 18, 2016

So, there I was, presenting new gear to a group of industry experts when something that has never happened before to me, well, happened.  I was showing off one of our new video drivers and explaining how it worked and what it could do for lighting designers, when I hear the most dreaded words ever; […]

Visual Artists Come to CHAUVET Professional

Posted on June 27, 2016

June 23 and 24th were two amazing days at CHAUVET Professional.  We hosted lighting and scenic designer Christian Choi and Martha Vasquez here at our offices in Sunrise, Florida.  Along with Christian and Martha, we also invited several other designers into our offices to meet and share ideas.  John Dickson of LD Systems, Brett Angstadt […]

Pro Light + Sound 2016 – A Peak Behind the Curtain

Posted on April 26, 2016

This year, Pro Light and Sound in Frankfurt, Germany was something special for us.  This is the first show where the product staff from the UK, Belgium, and The US was all set together to build up the stand.  It was great to put faces to people whom I speak to on the phone and […]

Launching your Lighting Career on the Right Foot

Posted on April 14, 2016

This is dedicated to all of the young minds that are graduating from a higher learning institute this spring, or this month, depending on the school you have chosen. Also, these are the suggestions and opinions of a person who started out on this path many years ago as a bright eyed young lad who […]

Inspiration is Everywhere!

Posted on March 14, 2016

Inspiration is everywhere One of my favorite questions to ask lighting designers is “Where do you find inspiration?”. As a designer myself, I can answer this question both simply and complexly with a one word answer – everywhere. I can say this because I look at lighting as a natural occurrence rather than a technological […]

The New Maverick series – Check it out!!!

Posted on March 7, 2016

From the team that brought you ROGUE, MAVERICK is a series of moving head fixtures designed to exceed your expectations at every turn.  Launching at the Pro Light and Sound show in Frankfurt on April 5th, 2016, these lights are targeted at the touring industry. Check out the teaser video!