On Set with SlimBANK UV-18 and Core 3×3

Martin Ubilluz, owner of Mu2 Productions, included three SlimBANK UV-18 blacklights and six Core 3×3 wash lights on the set of a music video shoot.  Read on for his review of the gear and check out some photos from the shoot!

“The concept was to create a very colorful look with glow-in-the-dark effects. To bring our vision to reality, the singer wore blacklight-reactive clothing, while the models wore blacklight-reactive makeup. One of the shots featured a long hallway, so we placed Core 3×3 fixtures against the walls to wash the entire space with multiple colors. For a separate performance shot, we mounted Core 3×3 fixtures to stands and placed them behind the performer as they emitted flashing, random-color sequences as a fog machine diffused the lights and colored the air.

We chose to use both the SlimBANK UV-18 and Core 3×3 fixtures because they are lightweight, very bright and did not consume a lot of power.  We wanted lightweight and extremely powerful gear that did not consume a lot of energy — both fixtures met our expectations. “

CHAUVET DJ Changes the Game During DJ Expo 2013

The CHAUVET DJ team built a monstrous 30-by-40 foot booth for the 2013 DJ Expo…in 24 hours. In case that challenge wasn’t enough, the team decided to change things up a bit and incorporate a different type of display, launch new products, sponsor and light the main stage, sponsor the Promo Only party and host two profit-maximizing seminars — whew!

The entire booth was constructed more than 120 sticks and accessories from the TRUSST line and featured more than 300 CHAUVET DJ products. To best showcase the fixtures, the team opted for a “show and tell” application setup. For example, a DJ façade was built using 16 COLORband PiX-M fixtures mounted to three 1-meter sticks of TRUSST; an LFS-75DMX highlighted a five-tiered wedding cake; and a TRUSST Arch Kit illuminated with Wedge Tri wash lights and decorated with greenery showcased effect lights. Also within that 24-hour time frame, the team needed to set up and program the light show on the main stage. To create a bold, flashy backdrop during live DJ sets, they used 11 sticks and accessories from the TRUSST line and more than 100 CHAUVET DJ fixtures including MotionDrape LED, Intimidator Beam LED 350, Intimidator Spot LED 450, Core 3×3, Geyser RGB, Megastrobe FX12 and BEAMbar to name a few. The fixtures within the booth and on the stage were programmed and controlled using ShowXpress.

During the show, attendees witnessed the debut of hot new fixtures perfect for any mobile application. SlimPAR Hex 3 IRC joins the popular SlimPAR series with 6-in-1 (RGBAW+UV) LED technology, while SlimPAR Quad 3 IRC adds three quad-color LEDs — both feature a sit-flat housing and remote control capability. Easily warm triangular truss systems, including the TRUSST Arch and Goal Post Kits, with the triangle-shaped, remote-controllable Wedge Tri. Intimidator Spot LED 350 is now available in a white casing to easily blend into any environment, while the remote-controllable Intimidator Spot 100 IRC allows you to easily incorporate moving heads into any setup. COREbar 4 is an all-in-one mobile wash lighting solution that provides total room coverage using chip-on-board (COB) technology and EZpar 56 joins the battery-powered EZ series with 108 RGB LEDs and a run time of up to 20 hours.

CHAUVET® DJ and TRUSST® presented two seminars filled with tips to maximize profits at any mobile gig. Ménage á TRUSST: 3 Easy Ways to Playful Profit, presented by resident DJ and CHAUVET DJ assistant manager Geoff Short, demonstrated the ease, creativity and versatility of the TRUSST® trussing system and provided tips to upsell the setup to your clients. The Ultimate Upsell: Tips to Earning the Most Profit at Any Gig, presented by Jeremy Brech, taught attendees new ways to upsell lighting packages, gobos and atmospheric effects.

See you next year!


Super Bocinas Hosts CHAUVET® DJ Open House

Guatemala 2013 - 2 013 Super Bocinas, located in Guatemala City, recently held a CHAUVET® DJ open house for mobile entertainers, lighting technicians and event planners. Jorge Nichols, owner of Super Bocinas, and his team coordinated the event which included demonstrations of the latest CHAUVET® DJ gear and TRUSST® trussing systems as well as raffles for t-shirts and Mini Strobe™ LED fixtures. Nimbus™ Jr., Freedom™ Par Quad-5, Freedom™ Strip Mini Quad-5,  Core™ 3×1 and Core™ 3×3, TRUSST® Arch Kit and TRUSST® Goal Post Kit proved to crowd favorites. Check out some photos from the event!


Tun Up! Pulse Cooler Fete Brings the Flavor with CHAUVET® DJ

Photos courtesy of Gtvibes.com Pulse Cooler Fete 2013 took over Guyana National Stadium with live performances on a CHAUVET®-DJ illuminated stage. Hosted by Pulse Entertainment, the concert featured performances from artists including KES the Band, KI & JMC 3veni, Sally Sagram, Shal Marshall and 5Star Akil. An elaborate truss design suspended above the stage featured Core™ 3×3 fixtures and Intimidator™ Beam LED 350 moving heads. To enhance the performances, 16 Core™ 3×3 washed the stage and created an eye-candy effect, while 20 Intimidator™ Beam LED 350 moving heads added tight, colorful beams and movement.
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CHAUVET® DJ in the Spotlight at Prolight+Sound 2013

CHAUVET® DJ traveled to Frankfurt, Germany and displayed the latest LED gear while exhibiting at the Prolight+Sound 2013 international trade show. The TRUSST®-built stand featured a magnificent light show flooded with colors and movement. Intimidator™ Beam LED 350 and Intimidator™ Spot Duo projected crisp, powerful beams, while Circus™ 2.0 IRC and Hive™ created colorful, fast-moving effects. A DJ booth within the stand included two Geyser™ RGB fixtures for pyrotechnic-like effects and a facade built using Core™ 3×3 pixel-mapping wash lights to create an eye-catching focal point. Last but not least, the highly portable Freedom™ Quad-5 series and ultra-bright BEAMbar™ captivated attendees. Check out some photos from the show.


CHAUVET® DJ Captivates MBLV17

With little time to recuperate from The NAMM Show 2013, the Chauvet team packed their bags and traveled to Las Vegas for MBLV17. To best showcase the latest in LED technology and portable gear, the team built a 20-by-30 foot booth using nearly 150 pieces of TRUSST®.  Attendees got hands on with newly released gear including new 100% wireless Freedom™ wash lights, the battery-operated EZ™ series, Core™ 3×3 pixel mapping fixtures and the powerful LFS-75DMX framing spot. Additionally, Jeff Greene, owner of 84 West Studios, and the CHAUVET® DJ team delivered a seminar filled with tips for mobile entertainers to earn the most profit at every gig by upselling lighting and special effects. Check out a few photos we snapped at the show and click here to view the complete album.