Congratulations to our April Facebook Fan of the Month, Lucas Beine. Originally from Jackson, Missouri, Beine owns STS Mobile Productions and has been using DMX to program light shows since 2000. He loves how lighting enhances shows and does a lot of work for bands and nightclubs.
“You can have a bad-ass performer rockin’ out on stage, but they will be in the dark without a lighting guy,” Beine said. “Plus, I love hearing people talk about the show, lights and all, at the end of the night.”
Read on and get to know more about our loyal fan!
1. Favorite CHAUVET® light/product and why:
My favorite CHAUVET® light would be my old school Intimidators. I mean, come on! These were the first fixtures in the series and they are still rockin’. I love the micro-stepping motors for their smooth scan and sweep.
2. Favorite CHAUVET® YouTube video:
I can’t say that I have a favorite YouTube video because I really don’t watch online videos that much. I spend most of my time spinning records and programming lights with my kids.
3. Favorite DJ and why:
My all-time favorite DJ is Aphrodite. Back in the 90s, his music got me into playing drums and bass which in turn got me into sound and lighting. If you want a gig as a musician or DJ in Jackson, you have to come with the sound and lighting package if you want to be heard.
4. Favorite event/nightclub with lights:
The OZ Nightclub in St Louis has a bad ass light show, and so did the Tool concert. At the concert, I was more in love with the number of moving yokes and paid more attention to the lighting than the concert itself. Radiohead also has a sick light show — the LED panels on the back of the stage were bad ass.
5. Favorite tip for new CHAUVET® DJs:
Well new CHAUVET® DJs, my tip to you is to simply enjoy it because running lights and DJing is a lot of fun.
6. Complete this sentence: A show without lights is like…
A show without lights is simply not a show!