Feb 252016
 

Wilco's Lighting Design

Rock & Roll Stage Lighting

Rock & roll stage lighting is pretty spectacular, isn’t it? Well, Cool Neon customer, Production Designer Jeremy Roth bares all his secrets about rock and roll stage lighting in this interview on PLSN, Production Lights and Staging News.
You can read it HERE.

“My approach to lighting Wilco is pretty straightforward,” states Jeremy. “People are there to see the band, so I keep most of the lighting on the band. If the lighting is overly distracting from what the band is doing or you just can’t see what the band is doing then I’m not doing my job right.”

Jeremy used 1,850 custom length Total Control Lighting pixels in his stage design. Benny, our fearless leader at Cool Neon says “Other than custom spacing, everything you see here is off our shelves, plus the magic of Jeremy. Thanks Jeremy for the awesome art and rock.”

We think it’s awesome…

Benny, Gian and the Elves

 

 

Oct 182015
 
drone courtshipAtelier D. Schlaepfer and Flyability made a two minute movie, featuring the magical encounter between two flying robots, or drone courtship. They used the world’s first drones capable of interacting with their environment and developed lighting and choreography to deliver a unique piece at the intersection of high-technology and art.
They used Cool Neon Hella Phat 5.0mm Wire. We loved this video and hope you will too, it is graceful and adept all at the same time.

To view the video on their website please click HERE.  We loved the backstage photos, you can see those HERE.
Thanks so much for sending us the video, we love sharing your work.
Benny and the Elves
Aug 252015
 

Illuminated Boots!

Illuminated BootsWe are so happy Matt sent us this video of his fabulous boots that he created using Cool Neon’s Total Control Lighting.

boots on Vimeo.

Matt used TCL lights and our TCL “Gate-way” 512 Controller (TCLCG512) to create his illuminated boots. And he sent us some tips we want to share with you:

  • I’m using the four D batteries case with a extra long Y shaped cord you guys made me to go down the back of my legs.
  • I used Velcro + super glue to attach the velcro to the boots and lights so I can take them off if need be. I used the super glue because the heat from the Playa started to melt the sticky backing of the Velcro and would start to come off during the day. So the glue keeps it from coming off.
  • I wrapped the wires in-between the pixels with black electrical tape for two reasons.
    1. To help fortify the wires and make them more sturdy and not bend as much.
    2. To make them black and less visible.
    I’ve had them on the Playa 2 or 3 times so far and I have only had to replace them once.

Matt
San Francisco

So Matt, thanks for sending us this fun video and maybe we will cross paths on the Playa.

Benny, Karen and the Elves