The TOP TEN Lighting Insights Articles from 2014!


Happy Friday, lighting industry!!!

We’ve been watching what your favorite Lighting Insights Newsletter articles have been in 2014, we love to see what you love to read!  The Lighting Insights Newsletter brings interviews, industry stories, and product news — not to mention our video series with lighting industry veteran Jim Hutchison as he takes us through tips, tricks, and all kinds of other great stuff to help you make your lighting designs better!  People love Lighting Insights!

Check out the Top Ten LIGHTING INSIGHTS articles from 2014 — all chosen by YOU!

Counting down from #10…

10:  Christian Hibbard — Creating Moments with Lighthibbard

9:  Darien Koop — Stepping UP Pixel Mapping

8:  We’re Adding RGBW Washes to the ROGUE Series!

7:  Visualizing Possibilities with Cory Fitzgerald

6:  Beyond DMX — A Lighting Insights Video!

5:  Toning Your Truss Rig — A Lighting Insights Video!

4:  Michael Meacham — Revolutionizing Space in Club Lighting

3:  Pixel-Mapping Your Truss —  A Lighting Insights Video!

2:  Joshua Hutchings — A Lighting Imagination

The #1 Article on Lighting Insights for 2014, chosen by YOU, the wonderful readership!

1:  Inside Life in Color with Lighting Designer Collyns Stenzel

We’ve got awesomesauce planned for 2015…  check back soon, we’re gonna be rocking!  Thanks for reading LIGHTING INSIGHTS!


June 2014’s TOP TEN POSTS on the CHAUVET Professional Blog!

The Wall of Beams

The Wall of Beams

Happy Monday, everyone!  It’s that time again, time to look at what you like to read on the CHAUVET Professional Blog — we write for you, and we love to see what you love to read!

Starting out at the top post of June 2014



#2:  NEXUS Brings Output and Reliability to the Coachella Stage


#3:  West Evénement Shows Off an Army of LEGEND 412Z!


#4:  MVP-12 Makes A Big Statement at Miami Music Week


#5:  TECH TALK:  Creating Content for Video Walls, Part 1


#6:  4Wall Lighting and NEXUS — Oh, the Things You Can Do!


#7:  The ROGUE ARMY UK Showcase!


#8:  Cat West, Lighting Director for KASKADE, Rocks the Rig and the Star Wars Dress!


#9:  Hump Day Groovy — One More Time, Daft Punk


#10: Experience InfoComm 2014 in Photo Form with CHAUVET Professional

Gobos and beam spread!


Live Design’s 2013 TV and Concert Lighting Master Classes!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!!!

We’re just getting back from this year’s TV, Concert, and Electronic Dance Music Master Classes sponsored by Live Design — a great time was had by all.  We had so much fun sponsoring and being a part of the events and festivities this year in Los Angeles at the famous USC Campus, and we’re looking forward to next year!  It was a great load-in, a great show, and a great crew.  Thanks to the excellent USC students for being such talented technicians and helping hands!

We’ve got a TON of photos for you, hopefully you’ll feel like you were at the show — excellent presentations from the cream of the crop in the industry.  Enjoy!

TV Lighting Master Classes

Our man Tim Edwards manning the CHAUVET Professional table at the TV and Concert Classes


In between sessions, onstage with the CHAUVET Professional Nexus AW 7×7 and COLORado 4 IP LED wash fixturesTV-master-classes-CHAUVET-Professional-3

Long shot of the room at USCTV-master-classes-CHAUVET-Professional-5

The award-winning Nexus 4×4 panels on displayTV-master-classes-CHAUVET-Professional-7

Getting ready to talk with Bill Klages and Mark Sanford, TV greats!TV-master-classes-CHAUVET-Professional-1

Television Lighting Design greats Jeff Ravitz, Bill Klages, and Mark Sanford talking about how it is to work in television in lightingTV-master-classes-CHAUVET-Professional-17

Session break!TV-master-classes-CHAUVET-Professional-16

Getting ready to talk with Bob Barnhart about how it is to light in the broadcast worldTV-master-classes-CHAUVET-Professional-11

The Emmy-winning lighting design team of Oscar Dominguez for The Voice!TV-master-classes-CHAUVET-Professional-18

Taking a break and getting ready to hear about Bruno Mars on The Voice (which had some rocking Nexus 4×4 designed in!)TV-master-classes-CHAUVET-Professional-6

Concert Lighting Master Classes

Talking about concert programming with master programmers Benny Kirkham, Cory Fitzgerald, and Jason Badger concert-lighting-master-classes-22

Discussing artist and designer management and representation with industry leaders Will Sharp and Todd Cameronconcert-lighting-master-classes-24

The most amazing John Broderick talking about how he and his team conquered on the Metallica tours — John is the long-time designer of the band, and an excellent presenter!   john-broderick-2 john-broderick

Tobias Rylander, Cory Fitzgerald, and Loren Barton talk about designing and programming media for major market tours.  An excellent presentation by three unbelievably talented people!concert-lighting-master-classes-9 concert-lighting-master-classes-10 concert-lighting-master-classes-11

Raj Kapoor and Loren Barton talking about media and content design for industry greats Shania Twain and Nine Inch Nailsconcert-lighting-master-classes-12

Nexus AW 7×7 and the COLORado 4 IP rocking the stage in between sessions!concert-lighting-master-classes-13

Nexus AW 7×7 and COLORado 4 IP onstage at the Concert Lighting Master Classesconcert-lighting-master-classes-14 concert-lighting-master-classes-15

The Saturday night mixer at the Concert Lighting Master Classesconcert-lighting-master-classes-17 concert-lighting-master-classes-18 concert-lighting-master-classes-19

An awesome session — Raj Kapoor, Peter Morse, and Benny Kirkham talking about permanent show design and its particular challenges/rewards.  Very cool!concert-lighting-master-classes-0

Nexus AW 7×7 shining through the haze!concert-lighting-master-classes-1 concert-lighting-master-classes-2

The famous Mr. Jeff Ravitz giving the beginning keynote at the Concert Master Classesconcert-lighting-master-classes-4 concert-lighting-master-classes-5

Jeff Ravitz (Bruce Springsteen, et al) interviewing Marc Brickman (Pink Floyd, et al)concert-lighting-master-classes-6

Tobias Rylander, Cory Fitzgerald, and Loren Barton talking about IconoPop and XXconcert-lighting-master-classes-7 concert-lighting-master-classes-8