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  • Lycian M2 Modular Followspot

    By Jim Moody In addition to the 2500w housing for the Lyican MK2 followspot that we already own, we just expanded our rental inventory by acquiring the 1200w housing as well. It is the only modular follow spot available. Lycian is the largest maker of U.S. follow spots. We own 2 lens configurations to accommodate […]

  • Conversations With… Josh Epstein & Burbank HS

    by Jim Moody The inaugural session featuring Josh Epstein, theatre lighting designer and adjunct professor at U.C.L.A., who smoothly transitions designing both East and West Coast shows in the award winning career, was our first guest speaker for the series. Our audience was thirteen students from Burbank High School’s Stage Tech class lead by Karen […]

  • Lighting for the Camera vs. Live to Audience – Part 2

    By Jim Moody The inevitable conflict between the recorded media’s lighting needs and the obligation to the live audience, who pay good money to see a concert, can be a hard fight. The concert lighting look may need to be broadened for these other medias. A compromise must be reached, or the recorded or live […]

  • Elation Platinum Beam moving lights

    P.A.I.C.

    By Jim Moody Most designers develop their little tricks for their work. Some rely on a tried and true set of colors. Some are into certain instrumentation. Some rely on their unique ability to write cues. And some are whizzes at performing complex live cues. I rely on P.A.I.C. What is that? You never heard […]

  • Live to Camera vs Live to Audience

    By Jim Moody We must to start the discussion with the question; are we lighting from only one angle or multiple angles with several cameras? First understand that the cameras are probably not fixed and can have some latitude in their viewing of the event. So, it is most logical that the subject be illuminated […]

  • Fox Emmys Party

    EMMY after party by FOX Broadcasting

    By Jim Moody This was the first year Kinetic Lighting provided lighting equipment and design for the EMMY after party by FOX Broadcasting at the historic Saint Vibiana Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles. The lighting design was by Rachel Miller, employing roughly 200 fixtures, enhancing the existing house lighting system. This year a conscious change […]