Hi, I work at my high school which was just remodeled a few years ago. After the remodel we've been running an entirely new system that we've barely scratched the surface of. We've got a leviton system with a 8724GX Light board. All of it works great but we barely know how to use it. We don't have particularly amazing fixtures, ETC S4's, revolutions, fernells and parnells (I think I spelled that right). At this point we still consider it to be the epitome of cool when we get to use our revolutions on a show. For any reason whatsoever. I'd just like some help figuring out how our system works and how to use it better.
Also some opinions on what's better fixture wise would be cool. I saw the Varilites and was thinking "And we wanted a bunch of revolutions". I've also heard of some mythical mover that's digital and can create shapes and colors of whatever type you want (so basically a projector with a 35,000 lumen output). If someone could confirm the existence of such a thing and provide a link, it would be cool.
Last thing. We have some (colortran? I want to say colortran. I know it's a subsidiary of leviton) DMX control boxes (we just call them black boxes) and it would be cool to know how to program them. I'd really like to get those cool new touch screen DMX panels, but something tells me that won't happen any time soon.