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Help Us Fund the JimOnLight.com Apps!

David and Jim

David and I have worked so hard to make JimOnLight what it is today.  We’re reaching out into the community to help us keep the JOL apps running!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/keep-the-jimonlight-com-mobile-app-running

From David:

If any of you know me – Fox of Jim On Light – I’m a very direct person. I’m not going to be any different here.

I am the guy who makes and keeps the mobile app running. It costs a bit of money to have this outlet available to the world. I’m but one guy with a full-time job and a full-time family to support.

I’m looking for your help in keeping the JimOnLight.com App up and running for the next 5 years. As a bonus if this campaign is fully funded, the app will remain free, become available on the iPad (natively) and become ad-free.

I’m offering you a perk if you fund over $50, of enshrining your name within the app as a supporter. One lucky person will have the opportunity of having their name right under the splash page logo – a la PBS programming thank you’s.

The funding breaks down to $600 per year of operation.

Please help keep us running!

Thank you.

Interview with Jason Scoppa and Micah Otano of The Sayers Club

This was one of the most fun interviews I’ve ever done, I had to share.  Meet Jason Scoppa, creator of The Sayers Club LA and Las Vegas (at SLS Las Vegas) and Micah Otano, the technical ninja that makes Jason’s work all happen!  Check it out!

Also, make sure to check out The Sayers Club Las Vegas, and The Sayers Club LA if you’re gonna be on the road and in those locations.  Definitely worth the trip, they are two chill clubs.  Leather couches everywhere!!

JimOnLight Interviews Psyberpixie

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One of the cooler interviews I’ve done — she is so much fun to watch making the video art while she’s making it!  Ladies and gentlemen, meet Psyberpixie!  She’s the world’s leading VJ.

I did this interview for the Lighting Insights newsletter, but I wanted to give this some play to the JimOnLight.com audience.  many of you dig ‘Pixie’s work, thank you for the links you send!!!  Keep them coming!

JimOnLight.com Recommends the ROGUE R2 Spot for the 2014 Parnelli Awards!

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Ok, I’m blown away by this fixture, and I want to ask you, the JimOnLight.com readership, for your help in nominating this piece of lighting awesomesauce.  Meet the ROGUE R2 Spot from CHAUVET Professional, a fixture I’ve had the chance to rock on several occasions:

Check out the ROGUE R2 Spot microsite!  http://chauvetrogue.com/rogue-r2-spot.php

It has to be said, I work for CHAUVET Professional as many of you know, but no one asked me to do this or is paying me to do anything.  This is the first moving head I helped to get out into the world, and I am ever, ever so proud to work on this amazing team of engineers, developers, and industry experts.  I truly think that the ROGUE R2 Spot is one bad mamajama — it’s THE bright, quick, accurate, and fully-featured LED moving head gaining traction all over the world.  I’ve been fortunate enough in my career to see and play with pretty much every moving head out there, and the ROGUE series pretty much rocks my face.

GO HERE to nominate the ROGUE R2 Spot for this year’s 2014 Parnelli Indispensable Technology Awards.  I’m hanging my reputation on this one folks, it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever had the chance to work on, to see born right before my eyes.

GET OUT THE VOTE!  Thanks for playing, everyone!  If all else fails, tell ‘em JimOnLight sent you!

The Weekly “Dodgy Technicians” Facebook Group on JimOnLight!

I’m very excited to announce that JimOnLight is going to feature a weekly post of some of the scariest, most unbelievable photos of dodgy work done by people in our business.  In cooperation with Andy and Chris from the Dodgy Technicians group on Facebook, JimOnLight will be hosting some of these very crazy photos for your enjoyment, fright, and entertainment — hopefully this will also force people to do better work, because — well, who in their right minds wants to become famous this way?!

Ladies and gentlemen, here are some really Dodgy photos!  Can you spot the epic fails?!  Click on each photo for a larger version, maybe it will help you spot the disaster either in progress or waiting to happen!

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I call this piece “Hanging Just By Safety Cables.”

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No, no, standing a ladder on a sheet of plywood is perfectly safe. I hope the ATV’s parking brake is on!

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What the double what?!

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I’m sure that the crane operator was sober.

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Welcome to Faces of Death the Game Show! Would you prefer falling, electrocution, or a combination of both?

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Sometimes even my big mouth has nothing to say. Wow.

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What, was the ladder really THAT inconvenient?!

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Nah, that won’t lead to tape residue at all.

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I have nothing but sympathy for this tech — the first time I ever soldered a 19-pin socapex connector, I forgot to add half of the casing hardware. I actually cried!

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Click on this one, check it out full-size. There are sticks of truss that are TRUCK-STRAPPED TOGETHER and TO THE ROOF.

We’ll be back next week with another installment of Dodgy Technicians on JimOnLight!  Make sure to visit Dodgy Technicians on Facebook for daily entertainment of the ridiculous kind!

 

Photos from Somewhere Above the Troposphere

Thunderheads over Georgia

Thunderheads over Georgia

I had a flight into the southeast last week for a job interview.  I can never get my 17″ Macbook open wide enough to do a damned thing with it when I’m sitting in Economy, and I don’t have an iPad anymore because I gifted it to someone.  What I DID have was my iPhone, some really rough storms and turbulence, and a whole lot of time on my hands on the four legs of the flights!

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Check out some cool photos I took of the flights into and out of the home of the Gators!  I hope you enjoy them!

Click on ANY image to start the JimOnLight.com Photo Gallery Lightbox!

(if you’re reading this, you know who you are, I want my iPad back, you do NOT deserve to have it.)