Tag Archives: Lighting Control

Finding the Light: An Interview with an Award-Winning Lighting Designer

Award-Winning Lighting Designer Andrew Schmedake

Interview with Andrew Schmedake You may have noticed from my bio that I have a background in theater. My experience is predominantly on the boards, but I’ve had the opportunity to work with dozens of talented people whose job it is to make me look good. One such individual is Andrew Schmedake. We worked together […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Color Mixing for Stage Lighting

rbg color mixing

When selecting light fixtures, there are many different features available. Features that will suit a whole array of different venues and purposes. One of the primary considerations is what kind of color options are best suited for your needs. The ability to create different colors from one fixture is advantageous in many ways. The old […]

The MagicQ MQ250M from Chamsys is almost like… well, magic!

I am not a lighting designer by profession, but after seeing the newest console release from Chamsys, I am seriously considering a career change just to get my hands on this baby. The MagicQ MQ250M Stadium Console is just about the sleekest, sexiest thing to grace the lighting booth since the automated dimmer. Not only […]

How to Use ShowXpress

getting started: how to add fixtures    In this post, we’ll go over how to: Add a fixture from the library Arrange fixtures in DMX channeling Duplicate fixtures Create and customize your own fixtures 1) Add a fixture To add a fixture, click the Add fixture icon (third icon) from the bar above the DMX channeling section. […]