The Holidays

It’s that time of year, when everyone thinks they are a Broadway lighting designer, throwing Christmas lights on everything imaginable. I get the fact that it gets dark before 5pm and people want to brighten things up a bit but sometimes I just wonder what people are really thinking. Is putting 50,000 lights on a traditional two story house, nuts …

Moving Light Grunt Extraordinaire

I get an eerie feeling when there are no lights in Mover Land, let alone the whole warehouse. (I actually have the time to write this blog.) That means that I have around 400 moving lights in the field right now. When parades of semis bring them back to me, I will put them through the Pro-cess (in my best …

New Guy

A few of my friends recently reminded me of how obsessed I used to be (and admittedly still am) with Nintendo. When I was going into high school I was bent on taking any class that would get me behind a computer so I could be a game designer. Not sure how, but while on that track I ended up …

The Big Three

In Matt’s last blog, he wrote about who is in your 5. I can relate to what Matt said. We often rely on a network of experts colleagues, friends and acquaintances to get the answers and support we need to get thru not only the major projects, but our day to day tasks. This past week was no exception as …

Who’s in Your 5?

I’m not so fortunate to have Charles Barkley or Dwyane Wade in my “5”. Hell, I don’t even have T-Mobile. But we all have our own “5” in our business lives. It seems like every day I get a phone call or a random email out of the blue from someone needing help. It could be a simple question that …

Tiny Computers

Technology is something that everyone in our industry can relate to. It allows us to do what we do. Imagine if we did not have the most basic of technologies, electricity. We would be focusing sunlight by using mirrors, relying on the natural colors and brightness of the sun to change throughout the day. In time, this would become pedestrian …

9 Years—Where does the time go?

It is hard to believe I have been at ILC for 9 years. When I started I did not think I would still be here. Prior to joining ILC, my longest job was 4 years. It was never a case of job performance for me, it was about getting bored and being limited as to upward mobility. Everyone always hopes …

Subject to Availability

I love what I do at ILC because each project builds off the experiences and solutions of previous projects; rarely is there a boring day and the constant moving pieces and parts that go into providing lighting solutions keeps me on my toes. The fall season is starting to really pick up and without a doubt there is a constant …

The Real Disconnect

I could write a blog about disconnects, company switches and distro’s. That’s not what’s on my mind these days. I’m thinking about a different kind of disconnect… I’m thinking about summer vacation. Yes I know, summer is over and it’s back to the fall grind but I still have the summer disconnect on my mind.

GrandM-Azing!

Recently, I was fortunate enough to sit in on a 2 day training session for the GrandMA2 console – one of 2 sessions held during the week. This was my first “official” go at it besides some occasional tinkering at the shop. Admittedly, coming from a Hog background I was a little hesitant. Programming is not my biggest strength, but …