LiveDesign LiveBlog LiveDesign LiveBlog en LD On The DL: Don't Work For Free <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A friend on Facebook recently posted a Craig’s List ad. Someone wants a Lighting Designer and gear for an upcoming fashion show for free. There are so many things wrong with this, I barely know where to begin.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> lighting designer LiveDesign LiveBlog Tue, 10 Feb 2015 03:35:00 +0000 111141 at LD On The DL: The Vectorworks Dilemma <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Last summer during a load-in I began wondering how many people actually owned a legal copy of Vectorworks and/or were abiding by the user agreement. After asking around and much circumlocution, it turned out the answer was almost nobody. Now, now. Don’t act so surprised. Chances are most of you probably don’t either. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lighting Staging Vectorworks LiveDesign LiveBlog Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 88481 at Arri's Awesome L-Series LED Fresnels <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Working in TV, I&rsquo;m a big, big fan of Arri lighting.&nbsp; The instruments produce great light and are well built.&nbsp; I use them whenever I can. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Arri continues that tradition with its new L-Series, a LED fresnel.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LDI LiveDesign LiveBlog Sat, 23 Nov 2013 22:53:00 +0000 71371 at The Broadway Green Alliance - It's About Time <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The Broadway Green Alliance, which officially launches January 22, 2014, is a great tool surely the industry soon won&rsquo;t be able to live without.&nbsp; Their goal is to, &ldquo;... educate, motivate, and inspire,&rdquo; designers and industry decision makers into making greener choices through the BGA Greener Lighting Guide, as well as other initiatives.&nbsp; This guide will have a host of lights that are environmentally more friendly and preferable to older, traditional sources. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LDI Business & People News LiveDesign LiveBlog Sat, 23 Nov 2013 22:20:00 +0000 71361 at LEX's New, Blue PowerRAMP <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>LEX, my favorite power distribution solutions company, came out with the next iteration of the cable ramp, called the PowerRAMP, at LDI.&nbsp; This cool, blue beauty is quite a catch.&nbsp; You can lay a 5-wire run of #2 feeder in the center channel, which is cool by itself.&nbsp; However the most amazing thing is how easily it mates with other PoweRAMPs. &nbsp;(It mates with other brands, too.) &nbsp;We all know the Cable Ramp Hop, which then turns into the Cable Ramp Stomp. &nbsp;All that angry stomping cannot be good for the knees and ankles.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lighting LDI LiveDesign LiveBlog Sat, 23 Nov 2013 22:10:00 +0000 71351 at The Evolution of Lighting Control in Motion Picture and Television <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Scott Barnes and Joshua Thatcher gave an interesting lecture highlighting just how much our industry has changed in the past 14 years.&nbsp; It was fun to look back and take stock of just how far we&rsquo;ve come as an industry.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LiveDesign LiveBlog Sat, 23 Nov 2013 02:07:00 +0000 71171 at Some Nifty Apollo Products <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Apollo has invented some nifty things which caught my eye. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gear LDI LiveDesign LiveBlog Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:24:00 +0000 71121 at If It Makes Light, It's Mine! <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>I got a chance to sit in on the session, If It Makes Light, It’s Mine - Lighting Design in a Digital World, presented by Lighting Designer Brian Gale here LDI. He shared with us a few of his projects and little of his world ... a world where he likes to control all the photons in the room. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LDI LiveDesign LiveBlog Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:05:00 +0000 71101 at Live Blogging from the Projection Master Classes at LDI 2013 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> Once again I will be a stranger in a strange land, a lighting designer sitting amongst projection people as I audit day two of the Projection Master Classes at LDI 2013. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>9:30am-11:00am Case Study &ndash; Michael Jackson&rsquo;s ONE Production:</strong></p> <p> The day begins with a sizzle reel of the show, Michael Jackson&rsquo;s One from Cirque Du Solei.&nbsp; I have inadvertently chosen a seat right where the projector exhaust fan is blowing.&nbsp; It sure feels nice and warm.&nbsp; A few thoughts on the session:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> LDI Masterclasses LiveDesign LiveBlog Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:27:00 +0000 71011 at Can LEDs Replace Tungsten? <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Can LEDs replace tungsten? Bobby Harrell, Product Marketing Manager of Phillips, gave an interesting lecture at LDI on the light source that everyone has an opinion about. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lighting LDI LiveDesign LiveBlog Thu, 21 Nov 2013 07:30:00 +0000 70851 at