I was just using my S4s tonight. I hardly ever use the couple we have, because they are in more or less static, hard to reach places. Well the director was complaining about the spill from the instrument. Then I saw what she was talking about. There was light everywhere. I had the curtains closed in the house, all work lights off, house-lights off, etc. we only had EXIT lights, and floor level lighting, and this thing was lighting up the house. Now I know we've had issue with reflection in our theater before (to be explained in 5 seconds), but this seemed more than our reflection issue. When I saw reflection, I am referencing our stage, a semi-gloss black. Semi-gloss enough that with lights up, I can see the reflection of the set on the floor. Semi-gloss enough, that when lights are up, shadows from set elements... wait for it... land on the U.S. wall and ceiling ! It is really a problem. But this seems to be more than our usual issues. Are S4s prone to "spillage"? Am I crazy? Could it possible be the gel, or gel frame holder?
(On a side rant here. My dept. head says "Fource Four", since I've started working with her. It's quite annoying, but I've never corrected her. I've been praying one day when she is focusing one, she'll actually read the label! Or is this a correct pronunciation?)