Blog Posts

Teaching Ion XE class in San Diego

Maximize Your Console Training

I love training people how to program.  Not only do I get to talk about things I love, but I ...
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Not the Fixtures I Ordered

This tour build I just did, I had three systems of lights replaced. The last one was on the day ...
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The Mystery of the Missing Universes

I just recently wrapped a feature, and we had a very interesting/upsetting networking issue for about three weeks.  Universes would ...
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Effects in Triplicate

I’ve been building a lot more material onto submasters and multi-cue lists since I’ve been doing more film programming. As ...
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Tip for Multiple cue Lists on Eos

I don’t often use multiple cue lists on Eos.  There are lots of reasons, but one of the big ones ...
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Why Does my Effect start in the Middle?

When I was learning effects on Eos, many times I was annoyed when an effect would start somewhere near the ...
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Linear Effect Timing

When I started making effects, I was making changes and was usually surprised by the results. Sometimes, the surprise was ...
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Last Level, a Little Faster

My Gaffer frequently will ask for a fixture at its last level…from several cues ago. For some reason, I always ...
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About: Modifier

One of the tricky things on any console is the various ways to find “hidden” or less visible information. One ...
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What Could Go Wrong? Priority and Background

I was asked to create and run a Paparazzi effect on a fader this past week. Since I’m relatively new ...
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