This Week’s Top Ten Posts on the CHAUVET Professional Blog

Hey, Happy FRIDAY, lighting industry!

Another week has made its claim to work and fun for us all — and as we get ready to delve into a weekend full of production and light, we’re taking a look at the ten most visited posts from this week on the CHAUVET Professional Blog!  We love to see what you love to read!

Counting UP the list, starting with the most read post from this week…

#1:  Not ALL Shows Have Monster Production Budgets — Here’s BROTHERS GOW!

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#2:  Meet the New NEXUS Affinity AQ 5×5 RGBW Pixel-Mapping Display

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#3:  Yeah, It’s A NEXUS!  Meet the NEXUS Affinity AW 7×7 Warm White Pixel Mapping LED Display!

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#4:  Hump Day Energy — KLF (Uh Huh Uh, Uh Huh Uh Huh)!

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#5:  COLORado 1 Tri-7 Tour Lights An Event at the University of Sydney

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#6:  Top Ten Posts of January 2014 on the CHAUVET Professional Blog!

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#7:  Impulse Creative Group Makes Magic with NEXUS!

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#8:  One of the Most Beautiful Performances We’ve Ever Seen

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#9:  Got A Case of the Mondays?  How About Some Awesome Grooves?

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…and #10, last but definitely not least, Stevie Wonder Playing SUPERSTITION on Sesamie Street!

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BEAUTIFUL Pixel Mapping – Impulse Creative Group Makes Beauty with NEXUS

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What a great looking pixel mapping rig!  Impulse Creative Group from Winter Park, Florida recently used some Nexus 4×4 and Nexus 4×1 fixtures over Art-Net to create an excellent light experience!

Watch THIS!

Chauvet Nexus and 8M LED Pixel Mapping from Impulse Creative on Vimeo.

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Video Designer Profile: Nate Selvidio

Pitbull-NateSix questions with Video Designer Nate Selvidio, co-owner of Impulse Creative Group and Video Director for Pitbull U.S. Tour. Selvidio and Production Designer Justin Geiger of Impulse Creative Group used 263 CHAUVET® Professional MVP™ Ta8 Curve and MVP™ 12 video panels for the tour’s 24 shows. Orlando-based Complete Production Resources production company supplied the gear.

1. How did you get into this field?
When I was in high school I started working in a TV station, next to studying lighting and video on my own. I also graduated from Full Sail University in Show Production and Touring, where I started I developing live-concert expertise. I have been a video designer for about three years and I enjoy what I do very much.

Pitbull-blog-1-a2. What do you think is the next thing in the lighting industry?
I think we will start seeing more moving LED units and automation with a lot of the LED panels. I also think video will be around and take away from the lighting.

3. What is your favorite fixture?
The CHAUVET® Professional MVP™ modular video panels were great on the Pitbull U.S. Tour. They were so bright we had to turn down the output. As for the consoles I use with the panels, I like playing with the Hippotizer and the GrandMa.

Pitbull-blog-2-a4. What has been a favorite design/project?
The Hollywood Bowl performance as part of the Pitbull U.S. Tour was amazing. Jennifer Lopez came and surprised everyone, then Chris Brown showed up, then Mark Anthony and Enrique Iglesias! The crowds were ecstatic.

Pitbull-blog-35. What was the biggest unforeseen obstacle that you’ve faced in one of your designs, and how did you overcome it?
In any show, a challenge is changing video content and re-editing. For any changes you have to meet with the artist, get the audio team involved, export the video content — it’s not as easy as changing a light.

6. Complete this sentence: A show without video is like… a roller coaster with no power.

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