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Emotion and Motivation for Lighting Design

Posted on July 1, 2015

  Believe it or not, designing lighting to music is a lot like acting in a play. There has to be motivation relative to an emotion for action to take place. If you ever have a chance to speak with a stage actor, ask them if they memorize their lines or if they learn their […]

TECH TALK: Moving Light Magic!

Posted on April 10, 2014

Another Mike Graham Tech Talk — on moving lights! Many of today’s moving heads have some pretty amazing capabilities that are not always listed in the feature sets on the spec sheets.  In order to find your lights inner magic, it is important to spend some quality time with them. CHAUVET is launching a new […]

TECH TALK, Special LDI 2013 Edition – NEW TOYS!

Posted on November 14, 2013

We here at CHAUVET Professional have been working hard to bring you new toys to check out at LDI.  While some things were previewed at PLASA last month in England, we thought it would be a good idea to give you a little teaser to what you will see at our booth, #1141. This year […]

TECH TALK October 2013: Sensory Under-Load

Posted on October 23, 2013

Chauvet Professional’s own Mike Graham is back for another issue of TECH TALK!  This time, Mike brings us insights on the pitfalls of convenience with respect to lighting design and programming.  Mike? SENSORY UNDER-LOAD Without the ability to make our senses work together, designing a show is impossible.  In today’s fast paced “Information Now” world, […]

Our Favorite TECH TALK Articles from Mike Graham!

Posted on September 18, 2013

Every time we look over at Mike Graham, one of our resident human walking awesomesauce packets, we can’t help but wonder how he fits all of that knowledge into one polo shirt wearing container.  Mike provides great articles for Tech Talk here on the Chauvet Professional Blog, full of insight and hard work from his […]

TECH TALK September 2013: LOAD OUT!

Posted on September 16, 2013

LOAD OUT One of the happiest times of any show is the completion of load out.  Especially if it is complete before  last call at the nearest bar.  However, load out is also, in my opinion, is often an overlooked event of show planning.  By organizing your load out in the same fashion as your […]

Tech Talk: Keep Your Movers Moving

Posted on August 5, 2013

Written by Mike Graham, product manager for CHAUVET Professional. Broken lights are a nightmare. Moving lights are more so because they are complex machines that seem to never break down in an easily accessible location. Unless you have a magic wand in your toolbox, you will encounter broken moving heads somewhere in your lighting life. […]

Tech Talk: Know Before You Show

Posted on May 6, 2013

Written by Mike Graham, product manager for CHAUVET Professional. Since my son was born 6 years ago, I have had a lot of experience with “some assembly required,” then having to show him how to use the thing that I just spent way too long building. Reading the manual helps a lot with situations like […]

Tech Talk: 5 Tips on On-Site Problem Solving

Posted on February 6, 2013

Written by Mike Graham, product manager for CHAUVET Professional One of my favorite lines from “The Breakfast Club” is “It’s an imperfect world. Screws fall out all the time”. Truer words have never been spoken. If you ask any seasoned show technician, they will tell you that they remember more shows that went wrong than […]

Tech Talk: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

Posted on December 27, 2012

Written by Mike Graham, product manager for CHAUVET Professional As a protocol droid, C3P0 is fluent in over 6 million forms of communication. As a lighting industry professional, I feel like we need to be competitive with that number. I’m not saying that we need to be able to speak and understand so many languages, […]

Tech Talk: ‘Hey, That’s My Wrench in Your Bag!’

Posted on November 26, 2012

Written by Mike Graham, product manager for CHAUVET Professional I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said that over the past 20 years. Too many times to count, that’s for sure. However, there are some simple and easy ways to make sure that the tools and gear you showed up with at the job […]

CHAUVET Professional on AVNation

Posted on October 22, 2012

Our own Mike Graham, product manager for CHAUVET Professional and ILUMINARC, participates in this lively conversation about lighting and video in the AV world on AVNation. Join hosts George Tucker and Mike Postupak and additional guests Christian Samuelson of  Xross Point AV and Aaron Medow of NBC Sports. Listen to the podcast now: The LIVE […]