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Martin M-Play : Fader Wing for M-PC and other M products

Martin just announced a fader wing (control surface) for their M products, including M-PC. This is a companion to the M-Touch that we use with M-PC software. For now, here at WindWorks Design, we are sticking with our M-Touch as … Continue reading

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Fun Home – a review of the Broadway show

  Fun Home – a review of the Broadway show by Max B. Beautiful. I had seen the performance done at the Tony awards, but that was basically it. I didn’t know much more. I didn’t need to. You don’t … Continue reading

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Assume the “fix it” position with your Elation 575E fixture

  We had a lamp explode this winter in one of our Elation Design Spot 575E’s during final tech rehearsal.  Beyond needing a new $200 lamp, the lamp failure also cracked both of the heat absorbing filters.  Replacing he heat … Continue reading

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Night Before Christmas – Control Booth Edition

This link is from our friend Max: Hope you enjoy: http://www.controlbooth.com/forums/news/10439-twas-night-before-christmas-cb-edition.html

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Theatre Tech Review – “Ghost” at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

This summer I took my annual theatre trip to NYC for my ongoing study of lighting and sound design at professional theatres. This year’s trip included “Tribes”, performed at the Barrow Street Theatre (see the previous post for the review … Continue reading

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Rosco I-Cue: review

Over a long weekend, I borrowed a Rosco I-Cue from my local dealer, Applied Audio.  While this is not a new product, I had never tried one.  It runs off of a 4-pin style 24V/DMX power supply and it’s compatible … Continue reading

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Development Timeline of the Laser

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the laser, publisher Photonics Spectra has created a laser development time-line.  It’s pretty cool and you can interactively trace the history of the development of the laser starting with Max Planck (1918 – … Continue reading

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Aurora Display for Theatre Backdrop

. Looking for some ideas on  how to do the backdrop lighting of an Aurora for the play “Almost Maine” or similar?  Here’s how we would to it here at WindWorks Design: . Aurora effect:  I prefer using 6 elliposidal … Continue reading

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Stage Lighting Tech Pages

. From the Tom Baldwin Stage Lighting Tech Pages, I really like the pinout diagrams for various products that use XLR connectors.  These pages cover 3-pin, 4-pin, and 5-pin XLR, as well as other popular connectors.  Neat stuff. . Stage … Continue reading

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RF Plasma Light Source – Luxim’s “LIFI™”

Luxim has been touting it’s RF Plasma Light source called “LIFI™“.  This technology is still based on HID technology as are more conventional arc lights, but instead of arc electrodes to create the plasma inside the envelope, Luxim’s LIFI™ uses … Continue reading

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