We've come across a lot of obstacles trying to get the lighting and video aspects of the show to come together. There are a lot of reasons why, but the major one has to do with some unfortunate equipment choices. To make a long story short, I made some fairly naive choices in selecting lighting equipment at the beginning of this whole process. Hey, what can I say - I'm not a lighting guy. So much for DIY.
Fortunately, Lighting Guru/Man-About-Town Chris Randall was kind enough to set me straight on what did and did not constitute appropriate lighting gear.
Unfortunately, that meant taking several steps backwards in terms of putting things together. When you replace lights, the programming for the lights changes. So that means more work for Van (luckily he's a glutton for punishment). Also, actually locating the right lights for the job proved to be an oddly drawn-out process for some reason. The two biggest lights we're using don't arrive until today. There are a few other factors that have been slowing things down, but I'll spare everyone the details - it's pretty boring.
In any event, things have progressed more slowly than we would have liked. But they're progressing all the same. My expectation at this point is that we'll have our shit more or less together in about a month - and be ready to play shows. I'm hoping we won't let these problems take too much time away from the music (oh right, I knew there was -something- that was supposed to go with that light show). As Chris pointed out to me, "No one goes home humming the light show."
As things come together I plan to post more video clips so you can get a general idea of what we're trying to do.
More as it develops....
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