I am a young designer in a position of Lighting Director at a very large church here in Dallas. Unfortunately I am the ONLY lighting person on staff... my boss is an amazing A/V guy, but as far as specific lighting questions, he defers to me. I came into this job to find no inventory, no plot, no channel schedule, a very random patch, and no other paperwork, so I'm doing everything from scratch. ((just to give you an idea of what I'm working with)) Our system was installed by the now out-of-business Sound Reinforcements, Inc. but seems to be a little screwy. My question-- I am aware that moving heads should absolutely not be connected to dimmers and I ASSUMED it was installed properly. However, when I was doing a dimmer check, the moving heads responded (shone at full) .... this means they're connected to those corresponding dimmers, correct? Why would a professional company do this? Or is there another answer, like certain ND's being patched into my board. Also, would this account for random and unreliable DMX signals to/from the instrument? I feel like my university did not address Automated Lighting well enough. So many questions!!