Sophi Kravitz Welcome to all the new people! If you have questions for this chat, please add them to the sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TpS-LuOB73fScb-GwLUj6m_Fi3FFPHeUVWub207B1lY/edit#gid=0
Sophi Kravitz Let's start!
Soul_Est @Martin 2 is a company and 3 a crowd? :)
Sophi Kravitz @Martin can you introduce yourself ?
Martin Hi all,
Martin (you prob want more than that)
Jonny Wester Yes, but the good thing is, its a head start tart of the day here. I am Swedish, when there, time is terrible, both ways to work with.
James Murphy Ok I'm here you can all get started now.
Martin Sitting at a desk in Auckland
Sophi Kravitz (more than that please ;)
James Murphy I have to say regarding that Times Square Video....WOW! So when can we see a small portable DJ Version???
Martin As my blurb says I have been specializing in entertainment lighting control for about 20 years. I consider myslef a lighting geek
Soul_Est What a tease. :P
Martin Its an industry where most people who are in it are very passionate about it
Jonny Wester Light workers...
Martin It's one of those unique industries where creative joins with tech
Martin I work as a lighting designer (not much money in that) and light a couple of shows a year
Martin But my day job is as a developer
Martin I will tell you one side story as we get started...
James Murphy Just wondering if you know a good buddy of mine : Mike Swinford Uuplate Design, Inc. Hermitage TN. Former Lighting Director of the Group Alabama?
Martin For 3 years in a row, at about this time of the year, I would go up to CT to program the lighting for a Christmas display at a Billionaires house.
Martin This guy really liked Christmas
Sophi Kravitz is it CT as in the USA Connecticut?
Martin I dont know what he spent every year but it was a lot. It was a private display that used 114 universes of DMX
Martin 58,000 control channels
James Murphy Video! We Gotta See Video on this Martin.
Martin hold the line caller
VIMEO ECLECTIC PRECISION
Martin I think the 2 screens where 20K projectors
Shulie Tornel woooahhh
Sophi Kravitz WOWOWOWOWOW
James Murphy Kick-Ass!
Martin Each of the trees up the driveway was 4 universes each
Soul_Est Geez, that is a lot
James Murphy Please be sure to include a link, I gotta show this.
Martin The music was sung by the owners daughter. And they hired a 30-40 pc orchestra to record it - non of this canned music for this show. :D
Professor Fartsparkle now thats what I call rich people
Martin So that was fun for a few years. Although programming outdoors in Nov in CT was not the fun part.
Anil Pattni Wow, that's cool!
Martin So somehow I end up with a lot of oddball projects on my plate
Martin So I guess I have a reasonable claim to my company being a specialist for "entertainment lighting"
Sophi Kravitz what software did you use to run the CT show?
Martin (my product)
Jonny Wester Cool!
Sophi Kravitz can we get an overview on LightFactory? how it works and such?
Martin BYW. The video you are watching was filmed on RED Epics (2013)
Frank Buss I'm sure you know Mike from UK, he does a lot with PICs, RS485 etc.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_RcTuE9fWc
what's the advantage of DMX systems?
James Murphy GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Martin LightFactory is a product I dev about 14 years ago for show control
Martin And has become a industry standard now (I thnk).
Sophi Kravitz congrats, that's awesome
Jonny Wester Are you still working on it?
Martin Its strength is cue based shows
Martin No the guy moved to FL and I dont thnk he does them any more
Martin LightFactory can control up to 150...
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