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18 in 2018- Day Sixteen: Temporary Look Storage
16 Jan
Written by catwest

18 in 2018- Day Sixteen: Temporary Look Storage »

Welcome back to 18 in 2018. On day 16, I want to show you a really simple convention that I use to store those temporary looks you need. OK, what am I talking about when I say "temporary look?" What I'm referring to is a DMX output that has to be live on stage for some amount of time, and this look typically needs to be up while you're working on other looks and real cues that will actually make it into your show file. For example, when you're building a show, but your crew needs certain lights on and in certain positions: maybe to focus, or maybe to troubleshoot. Sometimes those looks will be up for just a few seconds, other times they can be quite time consuming, and the last thing you want is to leave this information in the programmer and accidentally store it into a real cue. Instead, I keep a storage cue for just such occasions.