Episode 043 - Gosh
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by The Lighting Nerds
2M ago
Zounds! We're back again with a fresh helpin' of down-home, Wisconsin-grade minced oaths. We've got so much forking content to get through that if we don't get talking, we might driven to harder words like frickin' or shirtballs. At least there won't be any trolley problems. In this episode: News items The Ayrton Cobra Unreal Engine pricing changes Solotech founder in memoriam Designer chat Renaissance Tour Tea Time How do you like to distribute DMX? Lighting Trivia Lighting Term of the Day: Art-Net During the time of holiday cheer, whatever you celebrate, may the light of truth and ..read more
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Episode 040 - Whatever the Average Weight of a Goat Was
The Lighting Nerds
by The Lighting Nerds
2y ago
Yeah, we still podcast. Sometimes. In this day and age of little work, sometimes we seem to have even less time to get together to pod. Certainly, it affects our motivation. But we have mustered some up for you, dear listeners, so let's dive into this year's week's episode. New fixtures: the Martin MAC Ultra Notable personnel movements: don't move, it's COVID. Garth Brooks cancels Notable stage designs: feat. NAZIS Tea Time: Spectacle vs Art: Backline Techs Weight In Lighting Trivia: First distributed networking? Lighting Term of the Day: Telescan ..read more
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Episode 031 - I'm Really Doing Host Effacing Right Now
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by The Lighting Nerds
3y ago
It's Episode 031! Craig and Alex are back, Craig had a baby. Well, his partner did anyway. It's the Episode with the title card you'll have to listen to the whole thing to get. In this episode:   Industry news We do not talk about the new Clay-Paky light, because I have conflicting information about it. Does it use a phosphor? Are there lasers? CP won't say. High End Systems Turbo Ray Vari-Lite 6500 Wash Bet VL didn't see the Turbo Ray coming! Fred Foster passed away in February Notable Tours The 1975 ABIIOR tour Is it called that? I keep seeing two different names for the thing ..read more
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Episode 030 - To Use A Millennial Phrase, It Just Triggers Me
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by The Lighting Nerds
3y ago
Woah, two eps in the space of a month? Stop the presses! Hold the phone! Pet the hedgehog! Wat? In this episode, Alexander is back:   Industry news:  New fixtures / gear  GLP JDC1s now feature “Aggressive mode”, which increases the brightness 180% when the RGB LEDs are not in use  World’s first 50-watt 7-color: emitter New short-arc lamps: Osram SharXS Brilliant Series. 1000, 1200, 1500. They have a CRI of 92, which is pretty high. I’d love to see TM-30-15 specifications on these.  Fun question: when was the last time you saw a jacketed arc lamp? Like, a d ..read more
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Episode 029 - Don't Forget the Ribbon Dancers, Craig
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by The Lighting Nerds
3y ago
It's the Lighting Nerds, first ep of 2019. That's twenty-nineteen. Special guest co-host, Chas! In this Episode:   ROE Vanish V8 LED screen New Follow-Me hardware Craig has concerns about AC Lighting Clay-Paky manuals are now behind a username / pass wall? Why? That's dumb. Bohemian Rhapsody Tea Time: The Taylor Swift Reputation Tour, Part I Lighting Trivia: Chas guesses Lighting Term of the Day: gel Happy New Year, you hoopy froods! And shouts to the excellent folk at IATSE Local 16 ..read more
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Episode 028 - Their Children Look Like Something Out of Wicked
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by The Lighting Nerds
3y ago
It's the Lighting Nerds! Your go-to source for slightly up-to-date lighting information! In this episode: News Items The Vari-Lite VL10 WashBeam Circa-Scoop LED by Mega Lite. Interesting. The Altman AP-150. It's...an RGBW PAR. Notable Movements George Masek is back at VL. Woo, George! Notable Tours Frame By Frame Tea Time Controlling Media as an LD Lighting Trivia Alex cheats Lighting Term of the Day Additive and subtractive mixing ..read more
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Episode 027 - It’s All Good For You, Timecode Boy
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by The Lighting Nerds
3y ago
We're still not dead yet! Craig's back from Halsey, and Alex is done with his move. We're here to chew gum and make podcasts, and we're stock full of Juicy Fruit. Er, or something like that? Since I know you're listening, hi, Drew! Anyway, in this "ep": Industry news I lost the audio of our last show, which is why this has taken so long. Sorry. Ayrton is making eyes at doing "standard" moving lights. That's kind of interesting. grandMA 3. Yeah, of course we're gonna talk about it. City Theatrical makes top hats for the X4. The WholeHog 4 hardware refresh. Craig has some feelings ab ..read more
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Episode 025 - Taken Down Faster Than A Jake Paul Video
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by The Lighting Nerds
3y ago
It's the TWENTY-FIFTH EPISODE of Lighting Nerds! In this episode, we keep Alex around, joke (or do we??) about being corporate shills, and talk about festival lighting.   In this ep:   News Items Alex sees the Portman lights, Craig still doesn't like them, exactly. The 2018 Superbowl halftime show The 2018 Winter Olympics - we can't review them, because we couldn't watch them. Shame on you, NBC. TARM LaserGrid Tea Time Festival lighting! Building your rig, getting along with people. Perhaps we'll touch on programming for festivals later? Lighting Quiz Alex gets it right Lig ..read more
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Episode 024 - Sweet, Sweet Corporate Hack Dollars
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by The Lighting Nerds
3y ago
It's the one with Brad Schiller! Fresh off the newly-reinstalled Silver Mac Tower of Audio is Episode 024 of The Lighting Nerds. In this "ep":   News Items A new touring roadshow, from ENTECH. http://www.avnetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=128052 GrandMA 3 orders exceeding expectations, delays of up to eighteen months expected. Portman releases the Pix31. The Lighting Nerds question its utility. Martin introduces the RUSH MH11 Beam. Interview It's the one with Brad Schiller, legendary lighting designer, programmer, Renaissance Man, culinary master and inventor of the "Schiller ..read more
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Episode 023 - Frightening for Something You Put in Your Mouth
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by The Lighting Nerds
3y ago
We've fixed our audio! Thanks to everyone who sent me pineapples, I really appreciate it.   Our title this time references electric toothbrushes, people...obviously...   In this episode:   News grandMA3! It's new! It's big! It has little letterbox screens that are just *begging* for a cool timecode view. GLP Force 120 It's a big ass fan. Not to be confused with Big Ass Fans. SGM G-Spot Turbo No green emitter! Fascinating. Katy Perry's "Witness" tour is using PSN for positional data. Had you heard about PSN? Me neither. Tea Time Piracy, specifically console piracy. Don ..read more
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