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Re-Post: 4Wall Lighting Lounge – Three Fixtures I’m Dying to Use In 2016

Re-Post: 4Wall Lighting Lounge – Three Fixtures I’m Dying to Use In 2016

Have you heard of the Lighting Lounge over on UsedLighting.com?  4Wall Lighting started a blog a while ago that focuses on different aspects of the industry along with some industry news.  They recently asked me to write a blog post about three fixtures I am looking forward to using in 2016.  Here are some excerpts […]

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 […]

New AV Nation Podcast – Live Life, Episode One

New AV Nation Podcast – Live Life, Episode One

This past week, I was invited on to the first episode of one of AV Nation’s latest podcast, The Live Life. Don’t let the title throw you, Too Many Mikes.  We talked about Media Servers and projection technologies for the entertainment industry. The title came from having three Mikes on the podcast.  We joked around […]

“Happy” Balls Dancing in Air

“Happy” Balls Dancing in Air

I wanted to save this for Sunday YouTube Videos, but it is such a neat idea, that I wanted to share it sooner. A motion-graphic and visual effects studio based in Barcelona called Physalia began a simple experiment for this year’s F5 Re:Play Fest held back in April called “Happy”. After a good deal of […]

Review: The TRX Series, from City Theatrical and Philips Color Kinetics

Review: The TRX Series, from City Theatrical and Philips Color Kinetics

Not long ago, Philips Color Kinetics introduced the next generation of Color Blast’s: The TRX Series. Adding 2 new colors to the standard regimen of Red, Green, and Blue, these new Color Blasts called for a more intelligent power supply.  Providing this new backbone is City Theatrical and the new PDS-750 TRX Power and Data […]

Book Review: Intelligent Lighting: A Curriculum in Entertainment Technology

Book Review: Intelligent Lighting: A Curriculum in Entertainment Technology

A couple of weeks again I mentioned a new book out on the market named Intelligent Lighting: A Curriculum in Entertainment Technology.  The author, Matthew Haber was kind enough to provide me with an evaluation copy to write a review of the book here on iSquint.net. I always like to start a review by what […]

ESTA Host 2nd Annual Control Protocol PlugFest January 2011

ESTA Host 2nd Annual Control Protocol PlugFest January 2011

It’s times like these that I wish I lived in the lone star state! ESTA’s Technical Standards Program is holding their second annual Control Protocol PlugFest in Westlake Texas on January 21st and 22nd. The PlugFest just happens to be at the same exact time and place as the Technical Standard Program meetings! What a […]

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 […]

TheatreFace.com is Reviewing SeaChangers Nemo & Tungsten Fixture – Ask Your Questions NOW

TheatreFace.com is Reviewing SeaChangers Nemo & Tungsten Fixture – Ask Your Questions NOW

Jacob Coakley, the Editor of Stage Direction Magazine started up a website almost a year ago for us theatre folks called TheatreFace.com.  As you might be able to tell from the site name, it is where theatre people can come together and talk about what we know and love… THEATRE!  Think of TheatreFace as that […]

Book: Intelligent Lighting: A Curriculum in Entertainment Technology

Book: Intelligent Lighting: A Curriculum in Entertainment Technology

I received an email on Monday about a new out there on the market for our industry called, Intelligent Lighting: A Curriculum in Entertainment Technology by Matthew Haber. The book was actually released on June 14, 2010 and published by CreateSpace, an Amazon Company. Here is a bit more from the jacket: Intelligent Lighting: A […]

United Visual Artists D3

United Visual Artists D3

Visual media has become more and more a standard over the past few years. As more and more shows and installs are asking for media, companies are now providing more ways to serve it. One of the coolest systems I saw at #LDI2010 was the d3 by United Visual Artists. It’s been around for a […]

The RSC Lightlock Wins ESTA Rock Our World Award

The RSC Lightlock Wins ESTA Rock Our World Award

When I read that title, it made me think a minute… Isn’t the Lightlock suppose to do the opposite, keep our world from rocking?  Stupid joke, sorry.  But honestly, Doesn’t the RSC Lightlock deserve almost every award out there?  How did a mover live front of house on a hung pipe with out this?  Those […]