COVID-19 has swept across the world in a global pandemic, and the live entertainment industry has gone quiet with people sequestered at home in efforts to flatten the curve. But as Albus Dumbledore says (yes, I'm a Harry Potter nerd, and this quote is just oh so fitting, I couldn't pass up the opportunity): "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." The live entertainment industry has done just that, rallying with positivity and support for each other, offering free training tools and licenses, and even creating a benefit live streaming concert series.
And now, ChamSys invites everyone to turn on the light.
The lighting control software and hardware manufacturer has just launched an online programmers competition. Contestants will get to program the massive, 200-lighting fixture CHAUVET Professional rig that was intended to premiere at Prolight + Sound 2020.
If that doesn't sound fun enough, they are also offering some attractive prizes:
- The first 25 entries will receive a MagicDMX Test Kit;
- the top 3 runner-ups will receive a premium swag bag;
- and the grand prize winner will take home a new ChamSys MagicQ MQ70 lighting console.
Contestants must select a 1-3 minute song of their choice (do not go over 3 minutes! Read the fine print here.) and program the lights using MagicQ with MagicVis visualistion. Record and send your entry by end of day April 10.
So go turn on the light, and may the odds be ever in your favor (ok, I'm mixing allusions, so what? I've been doing a lot of reading this week...).