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Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Written by Brad Schiller

Sometimes automated lighting programmers are asked to do more than just program lights.  Many productions involve video elements, special effects, audio triggers or other unique components that are triggered from a lighting console.  Recently I have been involved with several productions that utilized methods of combining presentation software (PowerPoint or Keynote) and lighting to save money, reduce staffing, or simply to be creative. 

There are many methods to combine technologies and with today’s economy, producers are always looking to cut back and save cash.  Sometimes these procedures work very well and other times they can create a large amount of additional work.  Either way, it is important for automated lighting programmers to be aware of the options for combining their console and presentation materials.

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