Category Archives: Theatre Technology

James Turrell – not great lighting art

I have studied James Turrell’s work, and seen it in person at the installation in the Guggenheim museum in NYC.  As the 3rd paragraph in the NY Times article excerpt below indicates, you are sitting in a very, very dark … Continue reading

Posted in General Interest, Lighting Technology, Theatre Technology | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on James Turrell – not great lighting art

DMX Wiring Over Cat5 or Cat6 Cable

I did not know there was a “standard” way to wire a DMX on cat5 cable.  This is from Pathway Connectivity Solutions. http://www.pathwayconnect.com/images/stories/wiring/Pathway-DMX-Wiring-Guidev2.pdf

Posted in Lighting Technology, Theatre Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on DMX Wiring Over Cat5 or Cat6 Cable

Roland M-200i – Scene Recall Issue

  Dear Roland, Earlier this month I was using our new Roland 200i digital mixing console for a theater show (see posting below). This show was my first time using scene memory recall. This feature is very important when there … Continue reading

Posted in Music Technology, Theatre Technology | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Roland M-200i – Scene Recall Issue

ComClone (part 2) – shop built intercom interface

        Previously I described how I used Richard Crowley’s Comclone, to build two of my own shop built intercom.  For details about the project, see our blog posting Comclone – shop built intercom interface Now to build … Continue reading

Posted in Lighting Technology, Music Technology, Theatre Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ComClone (part 2) – shop built intercom interface

Comclone – shop built intercom interface

Another project we have been working on here at WindWorks Design is building our own production intercom interface.  Clear Com, Production Intercom, and Telex all use the same standard, and each requires a headset (earpiece & microphone) as well as … Continue reading

Posted in Lighting Technology, Music Technology, Theatre Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Comclone – shop built intercom interface

Training Power Cords to be Nice Coiled Loops

Training power cords to behave and stay in nice coiled loops is easy.  Elongated and kinked cables are the downside of buying them sold in hanks. And trying to coil them ends up in bizarre tri-cornered loops.  But warm them … Continue reading

Posted in General Interest, Lighting Technology, Music Technology, Theatre Technology | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Training Power Cords to be Nice Coiled Loops

No flipping the road case – no kidding!

Posted in General Interest, Lighting Technology, Music Technology, Theatre Technology | Tagged | Comments Off on No flipping the road case – no kidding!

Dummy Batteries for a WX5 – making it feel more like a sax

We had a client named JD Smith (TracesOfGold.com) who wanted his WX5 to have a little more heft and weight to allow for easier transition back and forth from his WX5 to his saxophones. Here’s what he came up with. … Continue reading

Posted in General Interest, Music Technology, Theatre Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Dummy Batteries for a WX5 – making it feel more like a sax

DMX for Arduino

Over the past few months, we have been exploring programming our own DMX devices using Arduino.  If you are unfamiliar with Arduino, it is a very easy to program microcomputer board designed for prototyping and one-off projects.  It is popular … Continue reading

Posted in Lighting Technology, Theatre Technology | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on DMX for Arduino

Projection mapping on moving objects

Use of projections and video playback devices continues to grow in nearly all forms of entertainment. What started as simple playback of videos or slides in a theatre or house of worship has quickly moved into concerts and beyond. Ranging … Continue reading

Posted in General Interest, Lighting Technology, Theatre Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Projection mapping on moving objects