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bob mackadoo

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simple lighting question
« on: December 23, 2010, 12:10:12 am »

i just got a job as the the chief lighting designer for a mobile dj company, anyway i have no idea what i'm doing, none.  i'm trying to use my laptop to turn a light off and on, thats all i want to do for now, i have an hp laptop running windows 7 ultimate, i'm using daslight dvcII, i have a daslight, dvc2 gold controller, and a martin mx1 light, any and all help will be greatly appreciated
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James Feenstra

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Re: simple lighting question
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 01:56:09 pm »

if you have no idea what you're doing, why did you take the job?
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Re: simple lighting question
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 09:05:54 pm »

You might want to read DMX primer http://www.dfd.com/primer.html
You might have to check and make sure you assign the dmx channels correctly.
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Greg Adams

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Re: simple lighting question
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 09:06:57 pm »

That's kind of what my first thought was.
James,doing anything on the 20th to the 23rd of January?
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Craig Leerman

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Re: simple lighting question
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2010, 09:07:28 pm »

James Feenstra wrote on Thu, 23 December 2010 10:56

if you have no idea what you're doing, why did you take the job?



My thought was without knowing what he is doing, how did he GET the job?

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Re: simple lighting question
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2010, 05:22:24 pm »

Greg Adams wrote on Thu, 23 December 2010 21:06

That's kind of what my first thought was.
James,doing anything on the 20th to the 23rd of January?

i'm in houston doing a show from the 17-23rd, with someone off this site actually Smile

available after or before that though haha
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Re: simple lighting question
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2010, 09:06:46 pm »

Shite,I am doing sound and lighting for Emm Gyner and Elliot Brood,and 7 other bands in that darn Igloo.
I am only 3 hours west of you,we should definitely hook up,I have a sound,stage,and lighting company we can make some $$$ with Smile
Keep in touch.
Merry Christmas.
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Re: simple lighting question
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2010, 12:11:14 pm »

will do, find me on facebook if you're on there

i have a few companies that i get gear from already, as i don't own gear myself (aside from my console) but i'm always looking for more work and/or clients Smile
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Re: simple lighting question
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2010, 03:43:33 pm »

Presidents do it all the time. Very Happy
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Re: simple lighting question
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2010, 05:14:47 pm »

Where in Houston?
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