CHROMA-Q is Looking for A Brand Manager


Jobs, jobs, jobs — awesome company CHROMA-Q is looking for a Brand Manager.  Do you know what that is?  It’s a pretty freaking awesome gig!  Think you have the chops to drive industry progress?

Job Posting: Chroma-Q Brand Manager


Chroma-Q’s award-winning entertainment and architectural lighting products have been setting new standards of performance for a huge range of leading lighting designers, specifiers, rental and production companies, venues, shows and events worldwide.

Chroma-Q Brand Manager

Chroma-Q is looking for a self-motivated and experienced Brand Manager to join our Global sales group. The successful candidate will be experienced in qualifying the client’s needs and requirements, vision oriented and demonstrates what is required to make a company and its brands realized and successful. This position requires the individual to build, cultivate and communicate with a wide network of people in varying marketplaces. We will need an excellent communicator, mentor and leader to motivate. Other duties include, but not limited to, promoting products lines into a market segment, training sales staff and dealers/clients on the importance of the branding, working on media and social networks to stimulate interest, and working with the R&D team to analyze the marketplace to generate new products. Liaising with both clients and dealers alike to ensure our customers’ needs are met and their expectations exceeded. Travel to several trade shows and research of existing and new marketplaces will be required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the skill and/or ability required.

  • 3 years’ experience in marketing and business administration
  • Project Management experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to present material and demonstrations to small or large groups
  • Good judgment and experience in the development of creative/communications
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent MS Word and Excel and MS Outlook
  • Professional work ethic
  • Ability to direct others in daily activities
  • Ability to work well independently or as part of a team
  • Experience in customer service and client relationships
  • Working knowledge of Entertainment Lighting products, an asset

How to Apply

All interested candidate should send their resume to, only candidates that match our requirements will be contacted for an interview. This position is available immediately.

A.C. Lighting Inc. is a member of the worldwide “AC Group of companies”, one of the world’s largest suppliers of professional lighting and associated equipment to the entertainment industry.

Chroma-Q’s Color Web and The Killers

Did anyone see the Color Web product at LDI? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe it was the HUGE LED NET that was on that wall at AC Lighting‘s booth.  The product was pretty cool, and the size was just mesmerizing.  For some reason I remember some guy remarking about the product to his buddy – “I’m gonna wrap my whole house in that instead of Christmas lights!”

The product is out with The Killers right now – lighting designer Steven Douglas has 265 square meters of Color Web 125 LED panels rocking the “Day and Age 2009” tour, and the work is good stuff.  Artistic License makes the Color Web, and AC Lighting and AC ET has exclusive rights on the product.  Steven is out with gear from Christie Lights UK.  Check out a video:

AC Lighting released a press release for the product and tour – from that article:

Tour LD Steven Douglas was looking for a semi-transparent video surface that would enhance the band’s performance rather than detract from it. In addition, he needed something that would take up very little truck space and could be curved into different shapes, due to the design of the stage truss configuration. Steven considered several popular LED video surface solutions before selecting the Color Web system, which he had used to great effect on a previous tour.

The 265 square metres of Color Web 125mm cell pitch LED panels are configured as a 28 metre wide by 18 metre high curved back wall with three 5 metre circles truss-mounted above the stage. In addition, the LED webbing covers the band’s on-stage backline. Steven chose a mixture of custom video content designed for the tour, as well as stock footage and photos taken by himself. In addition, Steven is using the Color Web backdrop in solid colours as a lighting tool.

Steven seems to likes them too:

Summarising his experience using the LED display surface, LD Steven Douglas commented: “The Color Web ticked all the boxes for what I needed for this particular tour. As a low-res product it is a great option. For the people in the front of the stage it is just a bunch of coloured dots at this distance, so doesn’t detract from the band’s performance. However, as you get further away you start to see the images take shape, so at a distance it acts as an enhancement…

Nice work, Steven!

color web

A Venture into the Color Block DB4

I’ve used the iColor Cove and Color Blast fixtures from Color Kinetics in past productions, but this last week I had the pleasure to use some of the Chroma-Q Color Block DB4 LED wash fixtures in a design.  I was impressed with the fixture on several aspects – I did not have the diffuser accessories available in the kits that arrived on the truck of lighting gear, so I used them in their naked capacity.  They worked out fairly well as close surface fixtures, and extremely well as illumination inside of a nylon-covered stick of truss.  They’re 14° fixtures, so they need diffusing in certain wash situations.

color block db4

My pictures aren’t great, but they give you a decent idea of how the Color Block DB4 fixtures performed.  I would certainly use them again.  I programmed the show on a Wholehog II using an RGB only mode (they also have several HSI modes – Hue, Saturation, and Intensity).  They fade nicely, no choppy fades at all.  They looked great on video as well.  The PSUs are also easy to operate and set, and have several modes for stand-alone operation as well.

I used 8 Color Blocks in the rear of the stage from above to light the 8 vertical surfaces from the truss, and 12 Color Blocks (2 per truss stick) for the downstage vertical sticks.  Funny enough, the scenic design is mine too, designed for a local company back in October and used a few times thus far.  It’s awesome to light your own scenic design!  I also used a ton of Source Fours and Martin Mac 2000 Performance fixtures, and a few High End Studio Colors.

Check out some images – the screen was pretty blown out in my pictures I was trying to just get shots of the work – I’m not great with my DSLR yet:


A look for a video that played to “Cheeseburger in Paradise”



My view for the week:



I worked from a gear list provided – but I learned a few things about the use of the Color Block.  I would have added 2, maybe 3 units to each of the 8 vertical panels, and I would have used four units per truss.  This is only my preference – I think the truss sticks worked out great.  Adding the extra units to the vertical pieces would have helped the coverage, but I’m pretty strict about my design work.

The production company that hired me was great and polite, the house crew was absolutely awesome, the client was pleased, and the week was a heck of a lot of fun.  I love it when gigs go that well!