CHAUVET® Rocks Halloween BashPosted on November 28, 2011
CHAUVET® lit a happy crowd of about 100 people gathered in a barn for the “Camp Kill Halloween Bash” featuring live band performances and a costume party.
Rod Reusch of event lighting company Saturday Night Lights, specified about a dozen CHAUVET® fixtures. The back of the stage was against the barn door, and Reusch wanted to “fly” the lights above. Made of a solid laminated wood beam, the header over the barn door was the ideal location to install the lighting. Reusch’s challenge was to build a truss that would hold all the lights. He made brackets of 8-inch steel plates and used two 2-inch-diameter pipes to slide them into the brackets. The improvised truss was solid and held over 400 pounds of gear. Hung from the custom-made truss, two Intimidator Spot 250 moving heads flanked the stage, lighting the musicians. Reusch ran a MiN Laser RGX in sound mode to project red and green beams and a Scorpion Storm RGX laser in DMX mode for random strobing as well as in sound mode. Perched 12 feet in the air, the lasers filled the barn with sharp, colorful beams while two Hurricane Haze 2 water-based haze machines directed haze toward and above the performing bands. A Cyborg effect light spread flower-like crisscrossing and rotating rays towards the audience from the front center stage. Instead of running cables, Reusch saved time and used three D-Fi PLUS transmitter/receiver units placed between 20 and 40 feet apart inside the barn. A Stage Designer 48 controlled the two hazers and the lasers, while an Obey 70 controlled the rest of the lights.