A selection of CHAUVET® DJ fixtures warmed up the bands on stage and the audience at a British Music @ SXSW music event at Latitude 30 in Austin, Texas. The CHAUVET® DJ gear was provided by Saturday Night Lights lighting company of Illinois. Featured bands included Crystal Fighters, Foxy Shazam, Jonquil, Motion City Soundtrack, The Chevin, Twin Atlantic and more. Here are some cool photos from the event:
Saturday Night Lights, a lighting company in Morris, Ill. that consists of three lighting enthusiasts, specializes in band lighting, but also lights weddings and other special events using CHAUVET® DJ gear. The team formulated the name of their company because they feel most people who have a real passion for lighting, also have to work a full time job. They work Monday through Friday, leaving Saturday night for lighting —hence the name.
They create light shows for bands who play all types of music including rock, blues, soul, jazz, hard rock, blue grass and more. They even traveled to Austin, Texas for the British Music Embassy at SXSW. Their lighting collection consists of more than 100 CHAUVET® DJ fixtures including: SlimPAR™ 56 and SlimPAR™ 64 wash lights, COLORband™ PiX pixel-mapping fixtures, Intimidator™ Spot LED 350 moving heads, Gobo Zoom™ LED 2.0 gobo projectors, D-Fi™ Plus wireless DMX transceivers, Hurricane™ Haze 2 haze machines and an Obey™ 70 DMX controller. Check out some photos of the rockin’ shows they create.
CHAUVET® lit a happy crowd of about 100 people gathered in a barn for the “Camp Kill Halloween Bash” featuring live band performances and a costume party.
Rod Reusch of event lighting company Saturday Night Lights, specified about a dozen CHAUVET® fixtures. The back of the stage was against the barn door, and Reusch wanted to “fly” the lights above. Made of a solid laminated wood beam, the header over the barn door was the ideal location to install the lighting. Reusch’s challenge was to build a truss that would hold all the lights. He made brackets of 8-inch steel plates and used two 2-inch-diameter pipes to slide them into the brackets. The improvised truss was solid and held over 400 pounds of gear. Hung from the custom-made truss, two Intimidator™ Spot 250 moving heads flanked the stage, lighting the musicians. Reusch ran a MiN™ Laser RGX in sound mode to project red and green beams and a Scorpion™ Storm RGX laser in DMX mode for random strobing as well as in sound mode. Perched 12 feet in the air, the lasers filled the barn with sharp, colorful beams while two Hurricane™ Haze 2 water-based haze machines directed haze toward and above the performing bands. A Cyborg™ effect light spread flower-like crisscrossing and rotating rays towards the audience from the front center stage. Instead of running cables, Reusch saved time and used three D-Fi™ PLUS transmitter/receiver units placed between 20 and 40 feet apart inside the barn. A Stage Designer™ 48 controlled the two hazers and the lasers, while an Obey™ 70 controlled the rest of the lights.