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Keeping it all Fun

Posted on July 13, 2017

One of the reasons we chose this business, is because it seemed like it would always be fun.  I mean think about it, the idea that we would never be chained to a 9 to 5 desk and have to wear a jacket to work has to be fun, right?  For the most part, all […]

The Most Important Show You Will Ever Do

Posted on March 27, 2017

Truth in Lighting Every show you do is important to someone, so it better be important to you. Let’s be honest.  The truth is that you will not necessarily enjoy every show you are running. I would be willing to bet that everyone who reads this at some point has uttered the words “I have […]

Are We Artists?

Posted on January 10, 2017

A few weeks ago, I was at an event where the focus was on some very impressive sculptures.  I got there early enough to watch the lighting designer try to light the artwork in such a way as to make the event organizer happy.  Her job was to light the sculptures to make them look […]

Managed Expectations

Posted on December 5, 2016

I recently made a trip that I have been putting off for far too long.  I went to visit a school of higher learning to visit the instructors and see their facility set up and to get some insight as to what their program teaching methods were all about.  I was pretty impressed with the […]

Knocking Curve Balls out of the Park

Posted on October 31, 2016

  Its world series time, so lets throw some baseball terms into the mix! Planning and preparation are major keys to success in our industry.  Everything from having your paperwork in order, to making sure that your cable cases are labeled and packed properly, to pre addressing your fixtures is supposed to make our lives […]

Welcome Freshmen! A few tips on upping your game

Posted on August 29, 2016

To all of the freshmen starting out on their Theatrical Technology (or other professional entertainment technology program with an emphasis on lighting) degrees, Welcome! So you decided to go against everyone’s advice and start down the path of making lights flash pretty colors.  Good for you!  Soon you will be proving everyone wrong and working […]

Bridging the Visual Divide

Posted on July 18, 2016

So, there I was, presenting new gear to a group of industry experts when something that has never happened before to me, well, happened.  I was showing off one of our new video drivers and explaining how it worked and what it could do for lighting designers, when I hear the most dreaded words ever; […]

Visual Artists Come to CHAUVET Professional

Posted on June 27, 2016

June 23 and 24th were two amazing days at CHAUVET Professional.  We hosted lighting and scenic designer Christian Choi and Martha Vasquez here at our offices in Sunrise, Florida.  Along with Christian and Martha, we also invited several other designers into our offices to meet and share ideas.  John Dickson of LD Systems, Brett Angstadt […]

INFOCOMM 2016 is already here?

Posted on June 2, 2016

Is it June already?  How did that happen?  I feel like I just got back from Pro Light and Sound like yesterday.  I guess time flies when you’re having fun!  CHAUVET Professional will be ready to blow your doors off next week at the Las Vegas 2016 edition of INFOCOMM.  This year promises to be […]

Ovation E-910FC Help Set the Stage at Puy Du Fou in France

Posted on May 31, 2016

There is nothing better than seeing the products that we work on in real world applications.  Koert Vermueulen Of ACT Lighting Design has taken 100 OVATION E-910FC to a new level in the production of “Grand Parc” : “Le Dernier Panache” at Puy Du Fou in France.  Check out these amazing photos supplied by Alain […]

Pro Light + Sound 2016 – A Peak Behind the Curtain

Posted on April 26, 2016

This year, Pro Light and Sound in Frankfurt, Germany was something special for us.  This is the first show where the product staff from the UK, Belgium, and The US was all set together to build up the stand.  It was great to put faces to people whom I speak to on the phone and […]

Mentoring the Future of Our Industry

Posted on January 28, 2016

The future of the lighting industry is in our hands. That seems like a big responsibility, and it is, but together, we can make sure that the next generation of lighting professionals is ready to face the challenges of entertainment lighting as we move evermore forward into the digital age of lighting. For those of […]