How Mercury Laser Control Gives Lighting Designers an Unfair Advantage

How Mercury Laser Control Gives Lighting Designers an Unfair Advantage
How Mercury Laser Control Gives Lighting Designers an Unfair Advantage   Picture this: You're a touring lighting designer who, during your travels, has seen lasers used at some of the concerts you've worked. You haven't used lasers firsthand before, as you had only seen them controlled with a separate software setup by a dedicated "laser guy". You figure that's because getting...

What is Mercury Laser Control?

What is Mercury Laser Control?
What is Mercury Laser Control? Lasers for lighting designers Launched in 2017, Mercury is our control system built from the ground up for direct control from lighting consoles. As moving lights and intelligent fixtures have developed, many people viewed lasers as either cheap effects or large, expensive, and required extensive...

Four Reasons Lighting Designers Should Use XLERATE (Plus How to Get Started)

Four Reasons Lighting Designers Should Use XLERATE (Plus How to Get Started)
Four Reasons Lighting Designers Should Use XLERATE What is XLERATE? XLERATE is our free software tool designed to be flexible and work seamlessly with your rig. Featuring previsualization support, rig management capability, content management, and more, XLERATE is the perfect tool for lighting designers who want to integrate lasers into...

Christmas Burns Red with Squeek Lights!

Christmas Burns Red with Squeek Lights!
This past weekend was metalcore band August Burns Red's annual Christmas Burns Red show, this year virtually and on-demand for a limited time.  Squeek Lights supplied the lighting and lasers, notably Elation DARTZ 360s and X-Laser Skywriter 5Ws.  Killer lighting design by David Summers!  "Our Christmas show was the first time...

Mercury Magic in Eddy Sound's Light Lab

Mercury Magic in Eddy Sound's Light Lab
Photo by Matthew Stoneback eddysound.com If you follow us on social media, you've probably seen some of the amazing photos and videos from our friends at Eddy Sound. We reached out to them to learn more about what they've been up to in the last couple of months.   Photo...

TEMPO by EAMOTION: A Pandemic-Proof Visual Experience

TEMPO by EAMOTION: A Pandemic-Proof Visual Experience
Our friends from Stonewolf Studios provided the lasers for TEMPO by EAMOTION, a live entertainment production company focused on bringing immersive experiences to the public. Founders Erik Anderson and Gordon Droitcour of EAMOTION recognized early on in the pandemic shutdown that live entertainment was not going to quickly return to how it...

Eddy Sound Brings Skywriters to Passion Projects: "Complicated" by Jarrod Gipson

Eddy Sound Brings Skywriters to Passion Projects: "Complicated" by Jarrod Gipson
Photo from Eddy Sound The newest project from Eddy Sound is the official music video for Jarrod Gipson's song "Complicated". Using Skywriters in combination with their Blizzard Lights and ChromaQ inventory, LD McKenley Hoelmer created an innovative timecoded design! You can watch the music video below. What did you think...

Skywriters in dance with DJ Chris Poynter

Skywriters in dance with DJ Chris Poynter
DJ Chris Poynter provided lighting design and sound reinforcement for Passion & Performance Arts Inc.’s annual spring dance showcase and afterparty. This was not your average setup, however. Located in a large hotel ballroom, the setup included a twenty foot truss on one end of the room with two X-Laser...

Lasers Live! Fun with circle truss

Lasers Live! Fun with circle truss
How much fun can we have with 8 5 watt lasers and a little circle truss? We find out with LD Mike Chappell of Dark Matter Tech as he shows off some timecoded shows he programmed and a bit of busking on his custom MA onPC setup. Mike is awesome enough he'll be sharing his show file with everyone, we'll be making it available for download here in a few days.