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Wind Meter + Wireless = Why Didn’t I Think Of That?!

Wind Meter + Wireless = Why Didn’t I Think Of That?!

I know what you are think… WTF, wind meter?! Think about it, why could something like this be important to our industry.  Want to take a trip back to Indiana in 2011? Yeah, me either. Something simple can make the biggest differences.  take for instance, monitoring the weather. Sure a weather vein would tell the […]

Transparent Touch-Sensitive Displays; A Programmers Dream?

Transparent Touch-Sensitive Displays; A Programmers Dream?

Admit it, we all love toys.  The biggest adult toy trade show has to be the Consumer Electronic Show, (CES).  It is taking place this week in Las Vegas. Every year, I make plans to go and then something comes up. So next year will be the year! Since I wasn’t able to go, I […]

Just In Time for the Holidays: Connect-A-Cord

Just In Time for the Holidays: Connect-A-Cord

I will admit, I get HUNDREDS of Press Releases during a single day.  There are a huge amount from lighting companies that I read over and fill. Then there are the ones that VAGUELY relate to the entertainment lighting industry. I have become quote good at quickly knowing which are to read and which are […]

Lex Products Introduces EverGrip Molded Stage Pin Connector

Lex Products Introduces EverGrip Molded Stage Pin Connector

The Stage pin, an industry favorite and considered by many the best connector for us.  It has been around since the early 20th century.  Little has changed in the over all design since it was introduced.  Sure, we have some up with better materials and secure wire connections. There has always been the issue of […]

Trinculo’s Attic Introduces the Juliet Candle

Trinculo’s Attic Introduces the Juliet Candle

The use of candles is a perennial problem for live stage productions.  Trinculo’s Attic’s new electronic candle provides a quality, affordable solution.  By replicating the amplitude and frequency of an actual candle in a programmable miniature electronic module, this new candle precisely mimics the flicker of a real burning candle flame.  In side-by-side comparisons, viewers […]

Review: Field Templates RULES! English Metric & Striplight Placemat Templates

Review: Field Templates RULES! English Metric & Striplight Placemat Templates

People say that the old world charms are losing out to technology in this day and age of computers and the internet. It is faster and easy these days to shoot off a quick email, text or tweet to a person to say thank you or convey a message. What use to be the standard […]

Contest Time: Win a Flat Ultimate Focus Tool

Contest Time: Win a Flat Ultimate Focus Tool

Rob Junk from Stagejunk.com is an awesome guy.  Not only does he make some damn fine tools, but he just so nice and friendly.  So nice in fact that he gave me two of his brand new tool, the Flat Ultimate Focus Tool to give away.   Yes, he gave me two, but I am […]

Elation Introduces LED Dummy

Elation Introduces LED Dummy

“Lights out: is supposed to mean just that lights out. Unfortunately, as anyone who’s ever worked with dimmer packs and LED fixtures knows, there can be an afterglow that keeps radiating small amounts of light even after the dimmer has been turned off. Well, now “out” can really mean out and “off” can really mean […]

DMXPen Live, The Pen Really is Mighter then the Sword

DMXPen Live, The Pen Really is Mighter then the Sword

DMXPen Live is a DMX RECORDER which can record a show in real time and then play it back at the touch of a button. The length of the show recorded is dependent upon the size of the Mini SD card used; the DMX Pen LIVE is supplied with a 2Gb card which will record […]

Get Triped Out Online – MoodLight Online App

Get Triped Out Online – MoodLight Online App

Last night while scrolling through the massive inbox, I came across an interesting note.  Steve from MoodLight sent me a note about his new online color changing app, MoodLight. MoodLight turns your computer screen into a multi-purpose, color changing light. The online app can be customized by choosing your own color, adding effects, and setting […]

This Isn’t Your Grandma’s Cardboard Shipping Box

This Isn’t Your Grandma’s Cardboard Shipping Box

In the not so distant future, we’ll be saying, “remember when cardboard boxes were square or rectangular?”.  Designer Partick Sung has developed a new type of shipping….”container”, a flat piece of recycled corrugated cardboard called the Universal Packaging System or UPS.  No, it is not from that UPS, but the logo is pretty close and […]

Matthews Studio Introduces New Grip Equipment – NAB2010

Matthews Studio Introduces New Grip Equipment – NAB2010

I stopped the Matthews Studio Equipment booth at NAB.  Matthews always has some new and neat grip equipment to solve any gaffers problems.  This year was no disappointment.  My favorite sales rep Pam Hoffman showed me around the booth and all the cool new stuff. The first one being the Hot Flags. Matthews has a […]