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    Gaff's LDI 2022 Report

    Yeah sadly, it was literally the far back left corner of the show hall behind the bar. You could easily walk by and not know it was there.
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    Adlai E. Stevenson High School Seeking a Theater Technical Specialist/Designer

    So I essentially do this job. We joined IATSE about 9 years ago. Before joining the union I worked at 30 hour week and my yearly gross was about $38k. We have increased our hours over the years and I currently work a 38 hour week. Next year we will achieve our goal of working a 40 hour week...
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    Gaff's LDI 2022 Report

    I didn't get all the stuff that was on display, but that's most of it.
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    Gaff's LDI 2022 Report

    I forgot to post the those pictures! Thanks for the reminder.
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    Gaff's LDI 2022 Report

    I'm fascinated by regional differences in terminology. I've always found the Profile vs Ellipsoidal use fascinating. My guess is back in the old days when these products first came out some marketing guy in the US said, "See Leko's new Eliosoidal spotlight" and the term just stuck. Meanwhile...
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    Ice Sculptor?

    Maybe I'm just too demanding Maybe I'm just like an arma-dilloThanks for the nice setup!
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    Update your headshot for free at LDI

    Thank you Barbizon, your photographer was amazing! He even made me look somewhat decent!
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    Gaff's LDI 2022 Report

    So final thoughts... As always the best thing about these conventions is networking, making new friends, and seeing old friends. If you are just starting out in the industry, get involved, meet people. Sign up for a committee at USITT. Get active and be part of what is going on in the Theater...
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    Gaff's LDI 2022 Report

    Kyocera was at LDI clearly with the purpose of finding manufacturers to partner with. So hopefully they got the attention they were looking for.
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    Gaff's LDI 2022 Report

    Here's the website for more information about Vor. https://getvor.app/
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    Gaff's LDI 2022 Report

    CB member Scott Tusing is part of a team building a new tool to help tech and maintain your shows. I had a chance to watch a demo of Vor. Vor takes a video feed of your show and records it along with the stage manager's audio, EOS cue data, data from Disguise, and more. You end up with a...
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    Gaff's LDI 2022 Report

    Kyocera had a booth demonstrating their new SLD laser based light source. It's a true point source of light with incredibly low beam angles. They had a flashlight that was a 2 degree spread. The future application in movers and follow spots is very exciting.Here's the web page.
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    Gaff's LDI 2022 Report

    Yeah, @ruinexplorer and I noticed that yesterday as the show was closing. Still it was a spectacular combination.
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    Gaff's LDI 2022 Report

    @stWell John I finally had a chance to check out the Wolfmix WM1. It's really cool. It looks and operates a lot like a drum pad or similar DJ audio mixing gear. Once it's set up, you tap buttons to mess around with dozens of built in effects. You can easily busk live just by tapping...
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    Gaff's LDI 2022 Report

    There's a really cool demo of a Tesla Coil dance show. I had this guy with a pro camera to my left who kept backing up into me which messed up my shot in places. 😠 But it's still pretty cool. What they do changes throughout the video so don't miss the later stuff. I talked to a dancer...