Sparky96

  • David,

    While I have learned a great deal here and through your YouTube videos, I still feel there’s more to learn. Are there tips you could include in a video or action plan segment for the intermediate people. For instance, are there any tips on choosing one effect over another for a particular instance? Are there general rules of thumb you u…[Read more]

  • It does, and I asked this question because I figured David didn’t take into account the number of static wash fixtures I have available. Also, I see the “trend” now is using a strip or batten light with pixel control as a backlight/wash/blinder. While I like that look I’m thinking of just doing the same using pars, at least for now. Plus I can con…[Read more]

  • David recommended starting with 6 fixtures when I add movers. The lack of haze has been holding me off though as well as my ability to actually get a return on my investment. I’m not sure how much more I can charge my customers for providing movers if they aren’t already wanting them. That gets into another topic, so to stay with this que…[Read more]

  • Ok, so during my last thread several months ago, we discussed buying moving spot or wash fixtures first. We decided on wash fixtures. Now, if I have 8 led pars for front wash, 4 per side, and 12 or more pars for backlighting, do I still want to start with moving wash lights or would a spot fixture be more appropriate given the fact I can’t have a…[Read more]

  • Sparky96 replied to the topic Different deployment in the forum Band Lighting 10 months ago

    Yep, I’m testing the parchment paper trick now. I do like how it removes the “beam or spot” from the wall I’ve got them pointed at. However it’s not giving me the effect I desire when viewing the lights from an audience position when these are used as backlighting. So I guess I’m going to go without the diffusion and get the full output of t…[Read more]

  • Sparky96 started the topic Different deployment in the forum Band Lighting 10 months ago

    Ok, so this Saturday marks my maiden voyage with my new lighting rig. I’ve got my lights setup in my garage and am programming for the weekends show. I noticed that since my fixtures use the individual 10mm leds, that I don’t get to see the colors as well coming out of the can, just the color on the stage. I’m going to try the parchment paper…[Read more]

  • Ok, thanks. I’ll make a budget around that price point then!

    Dave

  • Sparky96 replied to the topic Dave in Atlanta in the forum Introduce Yourself 12 months ago

    Update!

    I spoke with a supply company close to my house (which I’ve never worked with) since I was having problems of people not contacting me back to buy a lighting controller from. To me there wasn’t a huge price difference between onyx and vista. There is a price difference, but to me, in the big scheme of things, it became not as big of a dea…[Read more]

  • Ok, that’s a different angle I didn’t think about. And yes, I’m not looking into Chinese lights. My original thoughts were something like 4 Chauvet Rogue 1 washes or to go a little cheaper and get something along the lines of a blizzard stiletto or something and get 6-8. Obviously I would have to save up a little longer to get 6 rogue washe…[Read more]

  • So I’m planning out a budget for adding moving lights to my rig because who doesn’t want moving lights. Based on other discussions here I’ve decided to start with wash fixtures. So now I’m down to choosing which ones to buy. I can see both sides of this argument so I offer this question here.

    Would you rather have 4 more expensive, brighte…[Read more]

  • Sparky96 replied to the topic Dave in Atlanta in the forum Introduce Yourself 1 year ago

    Well in a surprising turn of events, I got a reply back from a larger production company to possibly do some freelance work. So I may get to hang around their lighting guys and get some opinions and education from them as well. I know they have a GrandMA console but I don’t know what else their rig consists of.  So I may start getting some ex…[Read more]

  • Sparky96 replied to the topic Adding movers to rig? in the forum Band Lighting 1 year ago

    Thanks,

    Thats the way I was leaning but after watching the videos, started to reconsider my decision. On the artistic side of this, there are really no wrong ways, but many times experience will dictate better ways.

     

    Thanks again,

    Dave

  • Sparky96 started the topic Adding movers to rig? in the forum Band Lighting 1 year ago

    Ok, so the videos have discussed where to put the wash lights versus the spot lights when deploying movers with and without atmosphere. So hopefully later this year when I can add some movers, should I start with wash or spot movers? From my research, about 90% or greater will not allow me to haze the room. So I’m not even considering buying a h…[Read more]

  • Sparky96 replied to the topic Dave in Atlanta in the forum Introduce Yourself 1 year ago

    I’ve taken a look at a few of your videos for getting onyx setup and running and programmed. I see that it is very powerful, especially for the price, and I do really like the price in comparison to the vista licensing. However, it feels like every task in onyx has several windows to open and buttons to push to accomplish that task whereas the v…[Read more]

  • Sparky96 replied to the topic Dave in Atlanta in the forum Introduce Yourself 1 year ago

    Thanks David,

    I’ve been watching the zero to hero videos and getting some good info from them. I’ll definitely continue them. The one band that’s asking for more production actually sold off all their gear over a year ago and I bought their lighting rig. So that has more than doubled my led pars and given me stands, cables, and a couple of non…[Read more]

  • Sparky96 replied to the topic Even odd question in the forum Band Lighting 1 year ago

    Ok thanks, I was seeing benefits to both and didn’t know if there is kind of an industry standard. I realize that many moving lights work better in pairs so even numbers works better, but since it’s just par cans washing the stage for some color and bling, if it would be better on chases to have an odd number. I’ll give it a try then, thanks again.

    Dave

  • Sparky96 started the topic Even odd question in the forum Band Lighting 1 year ago

    Ok, so I’m learning a lot in the videos and maybe this will be covered but I haven’t seen any reference to it yet. I’m trying to incorporate more lighting for one of my bands. I’ve got stands and or an I beam truss for the rear that I plan on hanging led par cans. I already have 4 led pars on the front corners of the stage for front lightin…[Read more]

  • Sparky96 started the topic Dave in Atlanta in the forum Introduce Yourself 1 year ago

    New here obviously, but not new to lighting. I own a small production company and provide sound and lights for about 4 bands. I’ve basically been just running 2 trees of 4 par cans each for a basic stage wash. I’ve always wanted to do more but never really had anyone wanting to pay more for lighting until now. One of my bands wants more “pr…[Read more]