JimOnLight.com and iSquint.net “Light Plot Deconstructed” WINNER!

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Ladies and gentlemen – I am proud to announce the winner of the second half of the JimOnLight.com and iSquint.net Light Plot Deconstructed contest.  We had many entries, lots of interest, and we’re pleased as punch that everyone was so receptive!

The cold, unfeeling finger of the Random Number Generator chose our second winner – congratulations, Michelle Ramsay!

REMINDER! The iSquint and JimOnLight Light Plot Deconstructed Contest!

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You didn’t forget, did you?  We have so many entries – the contest ends at midnight tonight for a signed copy of Greg Hillmar’s book, Light Plot Deconstructed, about light plots and all of the wonderful things that are involved.

As in all contests on JimOnLight, this one is just as easy – to be entered into the completely random drawing for the last signed copy of Greg’s book, all you have to do is leave a comment on THE ORIGINAL CONTEST POST, here. Leave your name, email address (which will of course not be published or shared with anyone), and if you’re feeling generous, leave me a note!  I LOVE your notes!

I will be running this section of the contest from right now until October 30, 2009 at midnight central time.  Once the contest is closed, I’ll just stop allowing comments on the original post.  Good luck, and thank you so much for reading JimOnLight and iSquint!

Light Plot Deconstructed – The Continuing Contest!

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iSquint just finished the first part of the Greg Hillmar contest for Light Plot Deconstructed, Greg’s new book about light plots and the process of making one.  Now that iSquint has passed the torch, JimOnLight.com is going to host the second part of the contest for one of two signed copies of Greg’s book!  iSquint will be announcing the winner of the first signed Greg Hillmar book soon.

First, thanks Greg for providing us the books so we could give them away to the JimOnLight and iSquint communities!

As in all contests on JimOnLight, this one is just as easy – to be entered into the completely random drawing for the last signed copy of Greg’s book, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  Leave your name, email address (which will of course not be published or shared with anyone), and if you’re feeling generous, leave me a note!  I LOVE your notes!

I will be running this section of the contest from right now until October 30, 2009 at midnight central time.  Once the contest is closed, I’ll just stop allowing comments on this post.  Good luck, and thank you so much for reading JimOnLight and iSquint!

Greg Hillmar is also selling copies of his book for $40 on the Light Plot Deconstructed website.  Check it out!

Winner of the JimOnLight.com Rigging Book Contest!

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Sweet!  The winner of the first contest I get to announce from Sweden is Joshua Williamson!  Congratulations, Josh!

Josh’s answer on remembering how to tie a bowline knot:

“The rabbit comes out of the hole, goes around the tree, and back into the hole again.  But I find that theatre folks have easier time remembering: “The drunk comes out of the bar, goes around the corner, and back into the bar again.”

Congratulations Josh, and look for a new contest this week, everybody!

JimOnLight.com Contest – The Last in The US for A While

Contest time – it’s the last one in the States for several months, although I’ll be doing plenty while I’m gone.

(advance thank you to my wife, who will be shipping out contest prizes)

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I have a copy of Jay O. Glearum’s Stage Rigging Handbook that’s ready for the winning – it’s an extra I had lying around, and it’s one of the best rigging books ever.  As always, the shipping is on me.  All you have to do for this contest is tell me a creative phrase for remembering how to tie a bowline knot – one of the electrician’s most used knots.  Email me your answer through the contact form, and I’ll pick someone at the end of the week, from Sweden!

Good luck, everyone!

JimOnLight.com Facebook Page Contest Winner!

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We have a winner for the JimOnLight.com Facebook Fan Page Contest – and we have a new URL for the Facebook Fan Page!  If you visit facebook.com/jimonlight, you land on the fan page.  It’s all because of you!

Congratulations, Grant Dunn, you’re the winner of a new copy of Parker, Wolf, and Block’s Scenic Design and Stage Lighting!  Please reply to my Facebook email so I can send you the book!

I have lots more contests coming up – thanks for being such a supportive group of readers.  You all make my day, every day!

JimOnLight.com Contest: Let’s Rock Facebook!

Several milestones have been met this week – I am thrilled to tell you that JimOnLight.com has reached over 100,000 readers, and I just finished writing over 1,000 posts on the site.  Every person that reads JimOnLight.com drives me to write more and more, as I love sharing my knowledge of light with anyone willing to listen!  There is a sink of dishes waiting for me, as a matter of fact, that has been neglected because I’ve been researching articles.  At least it hasn’t started to smell yet!

In light of this milestone, I’m firing up another contest, this time for a copy of Wolf, Parker, and Block’s textbook, Scenic Design and Stage Lighting from Wadsworth.  Mine is the eighth edition, not the ninth, just FYI.  I taught out of a copy of this book for a good handful of years.  It’s a great book, and many people across the country are using it for their classes!

The one I am giving away is new, and retails for about a hundred dollars:

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Contest Details

This is a pretty easy contest to enter, like I try to make all contests I conduct.  All you have to do is become a fan of the JimOnLight Facebook Page.  That’s it!  Once I get 100 fans on the page, I am going to have a random drawing for the winner of the book from all of the fans on the page.

Tell your friends on Facebook to fan the JimOnLight.com page!  As soon as the page reaches a hundred fans, I’ll pick a winner and update this post.  Good luck!  Please pass the word!

Who Wants My Automated Lighting Programmer’s Handbook?

A quick contest!  I’m ending this at midnight tonight, Monday, July 20, 2009.

I have a copy of Brad Schiller’s Automated Lighting Programmer’s Handbook, and I’d like to give it to someone who reads JimOnLight.com.  Oh yeah, and shipping is on me.  Anyone interested?  I’ll pick an applicant at random – all you have to do is email me through the contact form.

Good luck!

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Howard Brandston and Learning To See

Do you know Howard Brandston?  Do you know of Howard Brandston?  Howard’s a lighting designer, and a heavy player in the industry.  He lit the Statue of Liberty and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, as well as many other high-profile projects.

Howard has written a book called LEARNING TO SEE: A Matter of Light, and I just found a video of him talking about the book and a lot of other stuff – totally worth the nine minutes.  If you’re a lighting designer or engineer, specifically check out the video.

Check out Howard Brandston’s company page – Concerning Light.