Game Shows R Us

Posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2011

By Brad Schiller

Most of today’s television game shows utilize a large amount of automated lighting. This trend started many years ago with innovative looks on shows such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Now it is standard to see lights moving and changing state as contestants play for amazing prizes. Looking at this, I came to the realization that working as an automated lighting programmer is actually a lot like being a contestant on one of these game shows. The tasks required to win big are often very similar to those used daily when programming automated lights for a variety of production types.

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