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  1. RegiK

    Lights Turning Off Suddenly On Element 2 Board

    Hi, I work at a highschool and I use an element 2 board. It’s often that after around 45min-1 hour the front stage lights just turn off completely only leaving cyc lights.Originally we (me and the other lights person) thought it only occurred when using a fader set for all the lights on the...
  2. zachnesselmsu

    Student in need of help connecting a DMX-512 laser to computer lighting software.

    Hi, I have a Sumger DM-RGB400 ( and a USB to DMX Interface Adapter RS485 Converter ('m looking to connect it to my computer and run lighting software. I'm trying to use FreeStyler but willing to use another lighting software such as ONYX. My issue is setting up...
  3. H

    LED Follow spot recommendations

    I might be in the market for a couple of new follow spots. I've been looking into the LED options and was possibly looking at the Altman AFS 700. A friend has recommended the Lycian Superstar 600. My throw is a tick over 100 feet. Thoughts? Other suggestions?
  4. joshhealing

    Help Needed: No idea how school's system works.

    Hello Everyone!I am working a 6-week gig as a lighting designer for a production of Into The Woods with a non-profit theater organization. The program I am working for is operating out of a brand new elementary school theater complete with a new lighting rig of all etc ColorSource fixtures, a...
  5. M

    Issue with Mains

    Hello,I have an older venue with two speakers hung at the proscenium arch. I have a input box on the floor backstage by the speaker lines that is connected via snake to the booth at the back of the auditorium and up to the sound booth which is on the floor above. We've recently purchased a new...
  6. Aidan Spelbring

    Theatre Intercom Systems??

    We’re attempting to rebuild a high school theatre program and we’re getting to the point where we need a reliable form of communication between everyone. We want a theatre intercom with the headsets, but I have no clue what we need.What we have; A Stage XLR input on each side of the stage...
  7. E

    Moving light help please

    Our theater has an ETC light board and we have 2 moving light instruments (GLP Impression Spot One). One of these instruments is completely non responsive to anything the board tells it to do, and the second will move change gobos etc. but NOT focus or zoom.I am trying to discern if we...
  8. J

    Vortek Rigging System- Node Faults

    Hey!I've been at the same school for about 3 years now, and recently our Vortek Electric Rigging System has been giving us the "Node Faulted" line. I've researched and found an old thread on this site about this problem where that person was directed back to the manufacturer, Vortek. However...
  9. N

    Control/Dimming Please help

    Our lights will not go out or communicate and our board is not the problem. We have a nsi dds 9800 dimmer box. Any suggestions. Our show opens in 2 days. Please help
  10. K

    Control/Dimming Simple lighting!? Limited resources...

    Hey! I'm in the process of planning our annual youth camp. We are stepping it up a notch this year and adding some real stage lighting instead of just the rear house lights turned on/off between the worship set and speaker. We currently have some large and small par cans that were donated. They...
  11. C

    Falling Effect w/ Lighting

    I am doing a musical where an actor is to be thrown off a building. My director would rather not have the actor actually fall. I'm asking if anyone has any ideas on how to make someone look like they are falling from a 12' platform with lighting effects instead of actually falling.
  12. M

    How to Patch a Chauvet Intimidator Spot 255 IRC

    Recently my school bought 2 Chauvet Intimidator Spot 255 IRCs. We have a Palette VL64. The fixtures have an Edison plug and cannot be patched to a dimmer or rheostat. Any help would be greatly appreciated. We just want to be able to control the fixtures from the board.
  13. BransonC

    Patching Gobo Rotators

    Hey guys!I just received two new Rosco RevoPRO Dual Programmable Gobo Rotator They can be found here: am attempting to patch/program them into a JANDS CL Controller. However, I have not be successful.Any help or thoughts...
  14. Jeffrey Paulus Jr

    Help! Led Bar Lighting. Unsure...

    Hello,I need to light a 20' cross section with Led lighting shining from the floor to the ceiling and I'm unsure what to buy. Our budget is very small. Do you all know of any good Led (DMX controlled) lighting I could purchase that is known to be reliable?
  15. A

    Projection Advice please ;-;

    My schools production of Almost, Maine is being taken to a one act competition and the only effects that would be available to take to another stage would be the northern lights courtesy of a projector. Any advice for approaching stage projections?