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CHAUVET DJ Gig Lab: Lighting Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Geoff Short

This Gig Lab is going under the sea to look at how CHAUVET DJ fixtures and effects helped transform a South Florida theatrical production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid into a magical underwater world! Thanks to The Pembroke Pines Theatre of Performing Arts (PPTOPA) Visit www.pptopa.com or http://bit.ly/29xwhZO

Gig Lab – Another Awesome Concept DJ Set-up!

Posted on April 7, 2016 by Geoff Short

Whenever we create a cool new concept stage set-up we want to share it with you for a little creative inspiration. There’s no better place to concoct cool creativity than in the Gig Lab! This trip to the Lab features a jaw-dropping Trusst setup that was created for an upcoming product video featuring the Intimidator […]

CHAUVET DJ Thursday Vids: Looking Back Can Move You Forward

Posted on December 11, 2015 by webmaster

Happy Holidays! This is a great time of year to reflect on where we’ve been this year and where we want to go in the new one. In this edition of Thursday Vids, Geoff looks at some of the reasons reviewing the past year can be more than just a year-in-review.  It’s also good business […]

CHAUVET DJ Thursday Vids: Are We Having Fun Yet?

Posted on October 12, 2015 by webmaster

Happy Halloween! One of the most fun times of the year – for Geoff at least. In this edition of Thursday Vids, he talks about how important playing and having fun is for DJs to be creative. How are you having some Halloween fun with your gear?

CHAUVET DJ Thursday Vids: What’s in a Name?

Posted on September 10, 2015 by webmaster

In this edition of Thursday Vids, Geoff poses the famous question as Shakespeare once did “What’s in a Name?”.  Specifically what’s in the “DJ” name? Should we still even be called “DJs”?

CHAUVET DJ Thursday Vids: DJ or the Hired Help…or Both?

Posted on August 19, 2015 by webmaster

Have you ever felt like you were treated like a (not so) glorified musical busboy or girl on a gig? In this edition of Thursday Vids, Geoff talks about a bit of an identity crisis he wrestles with sometimes on gigs. Is he the person charged with managing and providing the most important part of […]

CHAUVET DJ Gig Lab – Mary Poppins Lights Up PPTOPA

Posted on July 17, 2015 by webmaster

Geoff is hitting the boards again in this edition of the Gig Lab, this time at Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts (PPTOPA) in Pembroke Pines, Florida where they are launching their production of the hit musical Mary Poppins. And CHAUVET DJ is taking center stage as the theatre used a lot of CHAUVET […]

Life and Death Song Requests

Posted on June 23, 2015 by webmaster

by Geoff Short DJ shot dead for not playing song on demand in UP What kind of a world do we live in (or what kind of gigs are we doing) where this stuff happens?  Apparently, and sadly this one. As I sat here reading this craziness, I was reminded of the piece I wrote […]

CHAUVET DJ Thursday Vids: Panic Buttons

Posted on June 17, 2015 by webmaster

There are a multitude of videos and advice blogs for DJs about being prepared in the case of emergencies or unexpected glitches.  But in this edition of Thursday Vids, Geoff offers up some psychological ways to be prepared to make quick decisions and calmly deal with gig gremlins.  DJ “Panic Buttons” if you will.  Press […]

CHAUVET DJ Gig Lab: The Intimidator Museum

Posted on May 28, 2015 by webmaster

Welcome to the Intimidator Museum!This trip to the Gig Lab takes another behind the scenes look at a killer lighting set up for a CHAUVET DJ video Called “The Intimidator Story” all about our flagship line of moving head fixtures! (see the video here: http://chauvetdjblog.com/new-video-th…). We display and power up one of each Intimidator fixture in […]

CHAUVET DJ Thursday Vids: Applause Junkies

Posted on May 20, 2015 by webmaster

In this edition of Thursday Vids, Geoff confesses his addiction to applause. As a performer most of us are very familiar with the high an ovation can give us. But how does DJing fulfill the need for audience approval? Or should it?

CHAUVET DJ Gig Lab: Less is More with SlimBEAM Quad IRC

Posted on April 29, 2015 by webmaster

Creating a big uplighting impact with fewer fixtures is easier than ever with CHAUVET DJ‘s new SlimBEAM Quad IRC. In this trip to the Gig Lab, Geoff explores the advantages of the SlimBEAM Quad IRC and why less really can be more when re-imagining your uplighting.

CHAUVET DJ Thursday Vids: Happy Endings

Posted on April 15, 2015 by webmaster

In this edition of Thursday Vids, Geoff talks about the importance of making a great LAST impression at a gig – something that can be just as important as the first one.

The Show Must Go On: DJing When You’re Sick as a Dog

Posted on April 3, 2015 by webmaster

The office I work in seriously needs to be quarantined.  There are so many of us that have been sick lately we seem to work in a sea of hand sanitizer and forests of Kleenex. Whatever nasty bug has bitten us has gone around more often than requests for The Wobble at your last wedding gig. […]

CHAUVET DJ Thursday Vids: DJ Things I Do Wrong

Posted on March 20, 2015 by webmaster

The internet is bursting with DJs shouting advice and touting all the things they do right…what about the things we do wrong? In this edition of Thursday Vids, Geoff confesses a few of his own DJ shortcomings to try to inspire others to look inward from time to time as well.

CHAUVET DJ Gig Lab: Bag Gab!

Posted on March 12, 2015 by webmaster

CHAUVET DJ is introducing 2 new products to our line of VIP Gear Bags and in this edition of the Gig Lab, we’re introduced to the new CHS-Wave designed especially for the Intimidator Wave IRC and the CHS-Duo built for the Intimidator Spot Duo 150 and the existing Intimidator Spot Duo! Allan and Geoff also review […]

CHAUVET DJ Booth Tour at Mobile Beat 2015!

Posted on February 26, 2015 by webmaster

Geoff gives a tour of our dynamic stand at Mobile Beat in Las Vegas. Geoff highlights a series of great products that make your DJ life easier and more valuable, such as the new Intimidator Wave IRC, the efficient SlimBEAM Quad IRC, ideal for uplighting, the EZgobo battery-powered, hand-held gobo projector, additional products from the […]

CHAUVET DJ Thursday Vids: Battling DJ Burnout

Posted on February 19, 2015 by webmaster

In this edition of Thursday Vids, Geoff talks about the importance of recognizing when you’re suffering from DJ burnout and why it’s critical to overcome it…or hang up your headphones.