Category Archives: Tutorial

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

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 […]

Is this thing on? Wireless woes and how to avoid them

The wonderful world of wireless technology provides an abundance of benefits to any production or venue. The ease and freedom of in-ear monitors and wireless microphones have become an industry standard. Of course, it also provides its fair share of technical obstacles that can be quite challenging if you don’t have the knowledge or the […]

Sanitizing Your Microphones

Disinfection and cleanliness have been quite the prevailing topic of discussion in the industry currently. Your AV team is most likely considering the best way to guard your equipment from disease and contagion. While there might be many differing opinions on the best measures to take to prevent the spread of germs and illness, there […]

THE PROBLEM WITH 0-10V DIMMING

Never Use 0-10 Volt Dimming! *our rant begins at 2:40 How it started- It has been our experience that many engineers copy and paste from project to project to simplify their process, with the result being the standardization of a terrible product. 0-10v began during the transition from traditional architectural dimming of incandescent lighting to […]

Biggest Mistakes Churches Make Live Streaming!

As Told by Church Techs: POOR LIGHTING We did not realize how bad our lighting would appear on video. What was completely passable in person, looked terrible online. Lighting is the most important aspect of video.  NO SENSE OF WHY We’ve found out that many people have no clear sense of purpose of why they even […]

HOW TO LIGHT A FASHION SHOW!

This is why an experienced lighting technician is essential. Designers can spend months or years developing their next collection, and have no desire to have their work showcased poorly. THE RUNWAY STAGE The stage is placed in the middle of the audience, rather than in front. The lighting fixtures do not move, but the subjects […]