The Finders Keepers – May 2010
We’ve just packed up the Autumn/Winter Finders Keepers markets, which were met with ever-growing success. I’ve been organising and running the music stage for a couple of years now, and with the assistance of some wonderful artists and amazing stage design by Michelle McCosker and Reef Knot, it was really nice to be a part of.
Also a nice change, was having an audio extraordinaire supplied by CarriageWorks to look after live sound. This meant I could post photos live all day with my spiffy new D90. The camera is only a few days old, but already proving an excellent purchase.
I was also able to put my MaxForLive lighting controller to use for the first time. I had originally planned on simply using my small floodlights, but CarriageWorks happily plugged my laptop into their lighting system. I was giddy with power. This did mean a very quick addition to the DMaX DimmerPack 6 patch, to create the DimmerPack 17…
Possibly the most flexible lighting setup in existence, I can’t really say enough about DMaX. I had zero problems with the software running for 2 days straight and for that matter, my $10 floodlights held their own on stage too. It was nice to have something there to warm the faces of the performers.
I was asked by CarriageWorks staff about the potential of the setup for running intelligent lighting (like moving heads), so I think I’ll also look into that when I find the time. There’s a Gentleforce lighting show in the works, and we could put together something quite interesting via Ableton Live.