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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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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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Side Light Down Tails

For years I’ve wanted side lights for the musicals and plays that I light in the local community.  But most of my shows involve 30 – 40 student actors, many of whom don’t have much theatre experience.  So using traditional … Continue reading

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“The Laramie Project”

We were very pleased to provide lights, sound FX, and video media for “The Laramie Project” at the Harley School on Nove  16 – 19.  The actors did a phenominal job.  It’s deep material that affects everyone working on and … Continue reading

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Lighting beyond theater

Kathy suggested the article below from the NY Times with the following comment:  “If you ever get tired of lighting theatre, maybe you could give weddings a try! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/27/fashion/weddings/27FIELDnotes.html?_r=1

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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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Virtual Piano for “BIG” using Kinect

My friend Chris R. found this on BongBoing: http://www.boingboing.net/2010/12/13/making-a-virtual-fao.html Looks like we were a little too early for the Kinect technology shown in the video.  Chris and I designed and built our own dance on keyboard for the musical “BIG”.  … 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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