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April 2015’s TOP TEN JimOnLight Posts

Ah, we love seeing what you love to read, what irks you, what you love, what you hate, and everything in between!

Like, for example, whenever I post segments of video that appeared somewhere else in parts, I always throw a shout-out to my favorite Product Manager Brad Schiller so he doesn’t yell at me via email!

But with all seriousness, even though I am still surprised that “seriousness” is a word, it sounds like a mistake, here’s the TOP TEN JimOnLight.com posts for April 2015!  Counting down to #1 from this month’s #10…

#10:  JimOnLight at #USITT, in Photos!

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Hi Richard!

#9:  TESLA:  The Race to Zero Point Energy

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#8:  My God, It’s Full of STARS!  What You See When Your Eyes are Closed, Phosphenes!

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#7:  LER:  Luminaire Efficacy Rating

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#6:  The RESOURCES PAGE on JimOnLight!

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#5:  A LEGO CONCERT RIG!!!!

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#4:  How to Make the Electric Pickle Experiment

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#3:  Lighting 101 – Luminance vs. Illuminance

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#2 of April 2015:  Reversed Decisions in the Indiana State Fair Collapse

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…and this month’s #1 post:  Stage Weights, Dropped On Things, for FUN!  (Video will hopefully be restored soon, stay tuned!!)

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Do YOU Behave Like A Professional Lighting Designer?

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Back for another month of Lighting Insights, the video series with teeth!  It’s really taken off, and it’s nice to see that our industry cares enough to learn more to make itself better.  I’m so glad to have been a part of this awesome series…  I have more dreamed up for the future, let’s see how it goes!

This month’s episode:
Do YOU behave like a professional lighting designer?

Help Us Fund the JimOnLight.com Apps!

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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!