The Rainmaker

Posted on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

By Brad Schiller

Very early in my career, I saw a cool effect on a TV show that I just had to emulate.  There were dancers on a stage and a lighting effect that created what looked like large, random raindrops hitting the stage.  The look, created with large number of fixtures, presented a fantastic new look for automated lighting. I felt compelled to figure out how it was made, and to program something similar the next opportunity I had. It was a great example of how, by watching other shows, you can be inspired by the creativity of others while gaining insights into what is possible through programming.

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