1. kicknargel

    Truss outside the US

    Hello,I'm engineering a design that will sporadically tour in and out of the US (not even sure where; assume UK, Europe, Asia) and will rely on locally rented truss for structure. Can I rely on 12" x 12" square truss being available in 10', 8', 5', 2.5' sections, or will I run into metric / other?
  2. Id1otG3niu5

    New(ish) to CB; New(ish) to the road.

    Hey all.I used to be on here several years ago and after a hiatus have decided to come back and see what's been going. I work as a lighting tech and electrician via freelancing, house gigs in community and regional theatre, and local calls. I have been doing it "professionally", as in my main...
  3. oakwoodtechie

    Wireless DMX

    I'm helping out a theatre purchasing some new lighting equipment. Given that they tour from 2 different cities across the state multiple times a year I thought that it might be helpful for them to get a couple of showbaby wireless dmx devices. Some that stay, some that go, some that are in box...
  4. C

    Design Issues and Solutions Need advice: Small tour using local venue lighting systems

    I’m designing the lighting for a tour of a one-man show. To explain it bluntly would be to call it a glorified Powerpoint presentation—elements include a rear projection screen, a lectern and a table with some props, all set against black. The show is going to travel with a laptop running QLab...
  5. CHAUVET Professional

    I’m With The Band: Dave Carr and The Eli Young Band

    Although they’ve won an Academy of Country Music Award and have seen three of their singles top the Billboard Country Charts, the Eli Young Band has remained true to their Red Dirt Country roots. The Denton, TX quartet still maintains a rough and ready touring schedule, bringing its snappy brand...
  6. CHAUVET Professional

    Shinning On Metal

    There is a sort of paradox built into metal music. On the one hand, it serves up this thick massive wall of sound that washes over the audience like some giant cloud blocking out the sun. On the other, it moves like a freight train with its accelerated tempo and non-stop hypersonic guitar riffs...
  7. CHAUVET Professional

    Steve Lieberman: Inspired Light

    His massive and intricately detailed lighting designs are created with some of the most sophisticated software tools available. But when this Los Angeles-based LD sits down to begin a project, he starts as he always has for over 25 years – by putting his ideas to pencil and paper. Working this...
  8. Max Garloff

    What console should I buy?

    Hello I am originally from Oregon but due to lack of work I moved to Las Vegas. I didn't find a criteria that really matched my skills. My profile currently says rep but there really isn't any rep in Vegas and it looks like my career is moving toward music and conventions however rep is my...
  9. V

    Storing painted drops: folded vs crumpled?

    I have a couple painted drops I'm using for a tour. In this design, the bottom of the drops are cut away irregularly, so there's nowhere for a pipe or chain pocket. In the past I've folded them, but found the creases are hard to get out without a way to weight the bottom. I'm considering...
  10. CHAUVET Professional

    Paul “Arlo” Guthrie: Framing Light

    Photo Credit: TOSS Film & Design Inc.When he isn’t displaying his well-known wry sense of humor, this Emmy winning Australian born designer can be a man of few words. This was very evident when we asked him how he would describe the look that runs through his designs. His answer was simply...
  11. CHAUVET Professional

    Cosmo Wilson Heartfelt Light

    Perspective plays a critical role in the approach that this Orlando-based lighting designer and director takes to his work. This is evident not only in the way he’s able to weave myriads of fixtures into balanced coordinated looks, but also in how he defines the role of lighting design. The...
  12. CHAUVET Professional

    Atmospheric Impact

    Fog and haze are light and airy substances, but in the hands of a skilled lighting designer they can have a weighty impact on audiences at a concert or theatrical production. Aside from accenting the effect of lighting fixtures, atmospherics add their own visual dimension to a show, especially...
  13. CHAUVET Professional

    The Case For sACN

    Lighting designers have an ever expanding array of networking and protocol options to choose from. Sam Bowden, European Product Manager for CHAUVET Professional, explains why sACN, a relative newcomer on the scene, deserves your consideration if you want to make your life easier when it comes to...
  14. CHAUVET Professional

    Tobias Rylander Shaping Light

    There is a cinematic quality to Tobias Rylander’s lighting designs. The subtle shifts in shadows, the sharp contrast between light and dark, the bending of scenic elements, all evoke images of the convention defying New Wave films of the 1960s, such as those created by his fellow Swede, Ingmar...
  15. skproducer

    Feedback on rider

    Hi all,I produce a 2 cast show that will be touring the US throughout 2016/17. I have drafted the rider (attached).I have little production management and technical knowledge so would appreciate your feedback.Thank you in advance!