1. Robert Rivera

    Automated Fixtures Elation Satura CMY Spot Pro VS Clay Paky Spot 300

    Which is better? Answer the poll...
  2. E

    Fiddler on the roof

    Hello everyone! My school is doing fiddler on the roof this upcoming spring, and the technical director and I want to include Marc Chagall into the show. Does anyone know where we could rent or purchase either an early chagall gobo or scrim? Thank you!!
  3. EHansenLX

    Stage Pin Strobe Question

    This may be a dumb question but I'm wondering if there is any strobe comparable to the Martin atomic 3000 that uses stage pins instead of DMX? The space I'm working in means to get strobes where I'd need them I'd have to use radio DMX which I'd rather not do, but I'm not aware of any nonDMX...
  4. Robert Rivera

    Design Issues and Solutions Degree for side light on lighting ladder

    Hi, what is a good degree for side light on a lighting ladder using lekos?
  5. scparker

    Tipton, Binkley, Holder, Pilbrow. Jan 14th in NYC

    Greetings, Thrilled to announce that Tony Award Winners Don Holder, Jennifer Tipton, and Howell Binkley will be discussing lighting design at our annual lighting workshop on Jan. 14th at NYU in NYC. Richard Pilbrow will join us and talk about his My Fair Lady and the history of lighting...
  6. Grant Strain

    Control/Dimming Issues with Dimming

    Hey everyone, I've been designing in a new space for a few months, and over that time, i've gone from 4 dimmers not dimming properly, to in excess of 8. The issue is that all the standard fixtures I have (ETC Source4, S4 PAR, Strand 6xX, Altman 6xX) will go to about 60% when I brung the...
  7. T

    Looking for lighting recommendations for a Broadcasting Studio Setup

    Our church just got donated awesome projection screens and we are turning a corner of our venue into a broadcasting like studio where we are going to be filming interviews and streaming live through our website through some live events. I am looking through some lighting fixtures to use for...
  8. a.jenner

    Design Issues and Solutions Lost fixtures in MA3D

    Hey all, So it seems like I have lost some fixtures in my MA3D showfile. They are still patched in the console, but wont show up in 3D and have no items in the "Fixture Positions" tab in the patch. Anyone know how I get them to show up again without repatching them? Thanks
  9. D

    ETCnomad Via Etcnet

    I am running ETCnomad can i get my DMX through an exciting system with an ETCnet hookup. I tried plugging the ethernet cable in but it was not being recognized as being in a network port in network settings in the shell. I am running from a Mac.
  10. C

    Programming video on the ETC ION board

    I was wondering what the best practices for programming video on the ETC ION are. We're thinking we have to cue Q-Lab through the ion board (having one cue list for lighting and another cue list for video, and then linking them together). I've never done this before so any help would be greatly...
  11. C

    How do I turn LED lights into wash lights?

    I was wondering what frost is best for spreading the LED beam. We want to hang Chroma-Q Colour Force 72 LED lights vertically behind chloroplast sheets. The beam angle is approximately 23 degrees and we want to diffuse it to approximately 60-70 degrees using a frost. What frost would you...
  12. J

    Quick VW2016 Question

    I've just created a Lighting Position from a lighting Pipe in Vectorworks 2016. I cannot seem to be able to edit the Labels font for this position. I can move the label around, but the font is too small, and the only options in the text style dropdown on the object info pallette are ft. size 10...
  13. D

    Leprecon LD-360 and ETC ION

    I am setting up a small plot for a show coming up and I am trying to use a Leprecon LD-360 6ch Dimmer with my ETC ION. The problem I am having is that while the indicator on the Dimmer shows that it is getting good DMX it will not turn any lights on. Am I missing something?
  14. R

    Lighting Pallets and Making Programing Quicker

    Hello all, I am a freelance lighting designer and I work on several different consoles depending on availability at the venue, mostly the ETC Ion. I currently own an ETC Expression 3 (I know...I need to catch up with the time. Not very helpful when it comes to movers and leds) paired with...
  15. I

    Opp vs Op

    So in constant pursuit of the perfect Tech Rider, me and my assistant are trying to clarify our crew requests. She redlined my usage of "Lighting Opp" proclaiming the correct usage would be "Op". Though I agree grammatically, I feel the industry standard points to "Opp". Can the community help...
  16. nagates

    ETC Element 40, 500 buying guide

    Hey guys, I was just wondering what people's thoughts where on an ETC Element 40, 500 lighting board. I am looking to eventually replace, an older ETC express 48/96. As we are looking to use more dmx controlled devices, and LED based lighting fixtures (which can hog channels). This seems like...
  17. H

    Qlab MIDI Control

    I've been trying to control a ION light board with Qlab and a USB to MIDI wire. I have all the licenses. But nothing happens when I press go.
  18. Chuck Reece

    Rosco DMX Irises Jamming

    Hi All, Recently 5 of my 6 Rosco DMX Irises, being used in 750w Source 4 units in Mode 1, have been seizing up, jamming in place and making a lovely grinding noise. When I go turn the silver knob on the back of the irises, they work for the day, but tend to stay the problem over again after...
  19. M

    Orchestra Shell flickering lights

    Hello all, We have a Secoa Maestro orchestra shell that seems to have some phantom lights. The lights are integrated in the ceiling panels and operate on tip switches. The first panel has 18 lights, controlled by 6 dimmers, the second and third each have 8 lights controlled by 3 dimmers...
  20. S

    3D Visualizer (Capture, Wysiwyg, LD Assistant)

    I am looking to use a different visualizer. I used to use Martin Show Designer but I can't stand it anymore. I have been looking a Wysiwig ,LD Assistant, and Capture mainly because of their capabilities to do the special effects. I work heavily with special effects on top of my lighting so that...