Monthly Archives: February 2009

Strobe Light Induced Epilepsy

Professionals in the entertainment lighting industry are often questioned about the use of strobe lights in public, mostly due to the public’s perceptions that strobes will cause epilepsy. Below are some technical references that may help educate you and your … Continue reading

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Lighting Nightmare: blown electrical feed 6 hrs before opening

Several years ago I was working as LD with a local school production. The production was one of those events were nothing was going right. A gel burned up in the Zoltar box causing minor panic from the actor, the … Continue reading

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“Footloose” by Greece Odyssey Academy

WindWorks Design is once again proud to design lights for Odyssey Academy’s annual musical.  This year’s musical was “Footloose” and included some fun shadow work and plenty of opportunity to use the moving lights.  We work with a student crew, … Continue reading

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Collaborative Music

In the last few months I’ve become quite a fan of collaborative music.  It’s the perfect medium for those us that want to feed our rock star muse, but don’t really have the time to devote to a band due … Continue reading

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WX7 Wind Controller Main Cover Removal

Here are basic instructions on how to remove the main cover from a WX7 wind controller.  Do this at your own risk, but it’s pretty simple and only requires a small phillips screwdriver. . Summary of the steps: a) Remove … Continue reading

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Why do “serious musicians” hate Pachelbel’s Canon?

As an amateur musician playing classical flute/recorder duets on wind synth, I’ve always enjoyed playing Canon in D by J. Pachelbel.  Yet I keep hearing and reading in music lectures and articles that Pachelbel’s Canon is mediocre, underwhelming, overplayed music.  … Continue reading

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Lighting Books – PLSN Bookshelf

Looking for books on theatre and entertainment lighting? In the dark ages (pre-internet), finding books on theatre lighting was a challenge. Sure, we all learned about McCandless “A Method of Lighting the Stage”, but what else was out there? Parker … Continue reading

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