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Enter the CHAUVET DJ Halloween SCREAM Test!


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Be a part of this year’s CHAUVET DJ Halloween fright film AND win great gear in the CHAUVET DJ Halloween Scream Test contest!

Submit your creepy clips, vile videos and putrid pics up to 1 minute long! Three entries will be chosen, and included in this year’s movie, and will one of these great prizes!

Raise your imagination from the dead and get creative with lighting and effects! And get ready to SCREAM!

New Video: Intimidator Barrel 305 IRC by CHAUVET DJ

The Intimidator Barrel 305 IRC is a compact LED barrel scanner with a 60 W light source that shines through any environment. Its crisp 3-facet prism allows you to split the beam and cover larger areas. Link up to 4 fxtures to create eye-catching synchronized shows in automated, sound or Master/Slave modes and save time running cables and extension cords by power linking multiple units. Minimize programming time using built-in movement macros and move-in-black features and achieve flicker-free video operation with high- frequency LED dimming. Controlling the Intimidator Barrel 305 IRC is easy with the convenient, wireless non-DMX control using the optional IRC-6 remote.

Gig Log of the Week: One of a Kind Barn Wedding from Tah-Dah Productions!

This week’s amazing gig log comes to us once again from DJ Ryan Fabian and Tah-Dah Productions! It really was a one of a kind country-chic wedding! The bride’s family transformed their amazing working barn into a spectacular wedding venue with incredible love and detail in every corner!. Of course they took a small arsenal of CHAUVET DJ lighting to help transform this barn into the bride’s vision through lighting and music. Check it out!

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CHAUVET DJ’s Halloween SCREAM Test!

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SUNRISE, Fla. – The CHAUVET DJ team is looking for DJs who want to have a frightfully good time being a part of the annual Halloween video produced by the company’s marketing team. DJs who think they have what it takes to give people the creeps or scare them witless are invited to submit an appropriately ghoulish or horrifying photo or video clip of themselves to CHAUVET DJ for the company’s Halloween Scream Test contest.

The company will select the three scariest entries to weave into the 2015 Chauvet Halloween video. Winners will receive one of three CHAUVET DJ products and will have their name included in the video credits.

“We’ve done Halloween videos for the past two years and they’ve become so popular, it’s scary,” said Geoff Short, Customer Engagement Manager of CHAUVET DJ. “Our team has enjoyed doing these videos so much, we wanted to include our customers in the fun. So we’re inviting everyone to send us a photo or a video clip of themselves that’s appropriate for a Halloween video.”

CHAUVET DJ will select three of the photos or video clips submitted and weave them into the company’s Halloween video. For example, the winning photos may show up as pictures on the wall of a haunted house, and the selected videos may be playing on a TV screen in the background while ghosts and witches plot their Halloween mischief.

“There’s no end to how we can use the photos or videos we receive,” said Short. “Our team is very creative and so are our customers, so this should be fun. We’ll select three photos and/or video clips and include them in our final production. The winners will get cool prizes and they’ll also be included in the credits at the end of the video. We’re looking forward to this contest!”

Entering the CHAUVET DJ Halloween Scream Test contest is as easy as getting candy when you’re trick-or-treating. Entrants simply have to email their photo or video to and include their name, email address and phone number. The winners will receive the following prizes:
· First Prize – A CHAUVET DJ Geyser RGB
· Second Prize – A CHAUVET DJ SlimBANK UV-18
· Third Prize – A CHAUVET DJ SlimPAR Hex 3 IRC

The contest is open to all DJs anywhere in the world. Entries will be judged on originality and appropriateness for inclusion in the CHAUVET DJ Halloween video. “We’re want DJs to be creative and original, to come up with material that lends itself to being included in a video storyline, which means that it’s something that will stimulate ideas in other people,” said Short. “We urge DJs to let their imaginations run wild, but any videos that are offensive or endanger people or animals will be immediately disqualified.”

The deadline for submitting entries in the CHAUVET DJ Halloween Scream Test contest is 5pm Eastern Time Friday August 21. Winners will be announced on the CHAUVET DJ Facebook page on Tuesday August 25. The video clips submitted for consideration in the contest should be no longer than one minute in length. CHAUVET DJ reserves the right to edit or modify photos and videos submitted in this contest. For complete rules, terms and conditions visit the CHAUVET DJ website page.

As a special “treat” to all the DJs who participate in this contest, CHAUVET DJ will be posting photos and video clips of the non-winning entries on its Facebook page every day in October.

“We all have a lot of fun with our Halloween videos and we want to share it with our customers,” said Short. “We know that our customers are very creative so we’re looking forward to get some great entries in this contest. It will be our Halloween treat to see them. So send us your photos or videos!”

Lighting Inspiration of the Week

Check out this awesome light show put together by Jeremy Helmers at Iowa State University.  Jeremy shared it with us because CHAUVET DJ gear is a big part of it!

According to Jeremy, this show features “Chauvet Intimidator Spot 355z IRC (x12), Intimidator Beam LED 350 (x6), SlimPar 56 (x8), Hurricane Flex 1800 (x5), and Scorpion Storm RG (x3)…”

Jeremy continues “The Intimidator fixtures are configured as 355z, Beam, 355z, 355z, Beam, 355z from left to right, in all 3 lines (Downstage corners, Hanging, Upstage on truss). The SlimPars are under the 2 downstage Foggers (Hurricane Flex 1800) and in each upstage 5′ Truss stand). The Scorpion lasers are upstage behind the remaining three Hurricane 1800 Flex foggers.

This is the first “Big show” with our new Chauvet fixtures and we were very pleased with how well they did in such a large venue as C.Y.Stephens Auditorium on the Iowa State University campus. For those looking to see what the new 355z IRC fixture is like, here you go.”

Thanks for sharing Jeremy!

CHAUVET DJ Gig Lab – Mary Poppins Lights Up PPTOPA

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 DJ gear to light it all up!

For more information on PPTOPA and their production of Mary Poppins visit

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DJ Ryan & Tah-Dah Productions Have a BANG-up 4th with CHAUVET DJ!

Here’s a BANG-up gig log from DJ Ryan and Tah-Dah Productions as they brought along some CHAUVET DJ gear for this fun California community Fourth of July party! Boom.

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DJ Jer with the CHAUVET DJ Tip of the Week


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Atmospheric effects like the Nimbus can create amazing and dramatic effects but conditions wherever you use them have a lot to do with their effectiveness – especially outdoors.  Here DJ Jer gives a couple quick thoughts to keep in mind when using atmospherics in less than perfect conditions.