Help Support Noah Craft for Philips’ Light World Tour!

Folks, I don’t know if you remember Noah Craft, one of the eternal members of The Duluth Crew, who put out this video for the Fall 2010 Scholarship Contest:

Noah is currently in the top ten for Philips’ Light World Tour contest, and he’s in ninth place.  He needs our help! supports Noah Craft in the contest, and if you haven’t voted yet, I urge you to vote for Noah!

From the Philips Light World Tour website:

London, Dubai, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Amsterdam… amazing destinations await.

Do you love to talk about light?  Drawing on the inspiration of the surroundings, one lucky lighting professional will hit the road, travel to the lighting hotspots of the world and take the rest of us along for the ride. You’ll be travelling and staying in a dozen or so cities over three months, seeing all the local sights, dropping in on events and hitting up the best that each city has offer in light. You’ll be totally immersed. And you’ll keep the rest of us biting our nails with plenty of videos and pictures of your adventures on the blog.

When you’re on Noah’s Light World Tour page, click on any of the voting methods and support Noah Craft for the Philips Light World Tour!  RSS feed readers ALONE, you could help Noah win this thing!

Good luck dude!  If you win, you better rock the *** out of it!  We’re rooting for you! Wants A Student in the World to Have $500 for Books

Books and supplies for lighting students are expensive.  Watch this video:’s Fall 2010 Student Book Money Contest from Jim Hutchison on Vimeo.

The Fall 2010 Student Contest RULES:

  1. Make a video telling the world how you feel about the best thing ever – LIGHT!
  2. Upload the video somewhere like Youtube, Vimeo, Viddler, or somewhere else public before September 15, 2010 at midnight CST.
  3. Email Jim with the link to the video:  either jim AT jimonlight DOTCOM or


  • There is no time limit or minimum on your video.  Make it as short or as long as you like.  Just make your case.
  • Please, no naked anything.  It doesn’t help your case, and if you make it public, you better believe people are going to see it.
  • Be nice.  The world would be so much more awesome if everyone was nice and treated each other how they’d love to be treated.
  • Light Associated Media LLC and cannot be held responsible for anything you do that upsets people.  I just want to help a student.  Don’t put me in a situation where I have to make defensive decisions.  By entering the contest with your video you agree not to act like a fool and do stupid things.
  • I make final decisions on who ultimately gets my $500.

Now go out there and make the best video about your love of light that you possibly can! and A “Light Plot Deconstructed” Contest!


Great things happen when people work together!

My good pal iSquint and I are running a contest for two of Greg Hillmar’s book, Light Plot Deconstructed, which retails for $40.  Greg’s book deals with Vectorworks Spotlight, a popular program on the market of CAD software.  Greg has graciously donated two copies of his book, SIGNED, for the contest!

We’re conducting this contest in two parts – iSquint is rocking the first two weeks of October, and I will be rolling the last two weeks of October.  iSquint is holding the first part of the contest from October 1 and ending it on October 18; I will take over on and run it from October 19 and end of October 30.

Entering is just as easy as any other JimOnLight or iSquint contest – for the first half, hop on over to iSquint’s contest page for the Greg Hillmar book and leave your name, email (which is as always private), and a note – notes are awesome!  I’ll post a contest page when it’s my turn.

What are you waiting for?

Winner of the 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!

Contest Winners – Brad Schiller’s Programming Guide, and ShowTool LD

I love giving away stuff!

Just a quick update on the winners – Brad Schiller’s The Automated Lighting Programmer’s Handbook is going to David Rigsby of Austin, and the following six people have won licenses to ShowTool LD:

Nick Woolley
David Kolenda
Brad Peterson
Chris Huff
Matt Philips
Darran Wilson

You guys have all gotten an email from me just now.  Congratulations!

Also, I have a huge pile of stuff sitting here to be given away – if you haven’t won something from me, don’t fret, there’s lots to go around!  Anyone want a sticker?

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  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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