United Lighting 2010

Ian Hendrick designs and runs lighting for United. View below for a quick run down of the gear that makes up the events..

JimmyRudder - July 14, 2012 - 12:12 am

Hey Matthew,
Direct from our light director Ian Hendrick to you:

“Depending on the event, I’ll normally run DMX data in one of two ways…

Option A (for smaller events) is a dedicated DMX multicore, incorporating however many DMX streams I’ll need on proper DMX cable, backup DMX lines, a power circuit or two, and possibly a comms cable.

Option B (for larger events), involves converting the DMX to a protocol that can be carried over an Ethernet network – typically MA-Net, Artnet, or Pathport, depending on what equipment the production company has in inventory. This is run down a single (+ a spare) Cat5 (or Cat6) cable to a central DMX conversion and distribution point at dimmers. Occasionally, for an install, I’ll distribute the Ethernet network all the way to individual rigging points, and step down to DMX at individual nodes throughout the rig.

If you absolutely need to continue running data down the audio loom, I’d suggest putting a terminated DMX Splitter (Opto Isolator) directly off the back (stage end) of the XLR run to hopefully give you as clean a signal as possible before it hits your fixtures. Make sure you install a DMX terminator at the end of any DMX runs if you’re still having problems.

For some more information on Ethernet standards for DMX distribution, have a chat with the people at http://www.pathwayconnect.com

Matthew Burrows - June 30, 2012 - 5:52 am

Hey, just wondering how you guys send your DMX line from FOH to stage? Been having loads of problems with our church set up because they sent the signal through the multicore which is obviously XLR and has a higher impedance than DMX! Thanks

Sarah Davis - June 2, 2011 - 3:14 pm

Do you happen to know what the large lights, that look similar to beam searches are that they used in the beautiful exchange album? They are amazing and add such a unique effect!

JimmyRudder - May 20, 2011 - 4:32 pm

As per Ian Hendrick, our lighting designer: “Each one was 3x Barco ‘MiStrip’ bolted together, driven from a Coolux ‘Pandora’s Box’ media server.”
Hope that helps!

Mitch Beauman - May 20, 2011 - 8:33 am

Can you tell me what fixtures Hillsong used on stage during the aftermath tour? They were free standing vertical light bars. Very cool effect! Thanks

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