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Rotating LED PAR-Kit

The Rotating LED PAR-Kit was made to be an easy way for anyone to add interest to there party or event with a simple set up and we did just that. The first items in the kit are 2 Rotating LED PARs . These small lights have an out put of 56W giving punchy colours in low light venues. Also included are a  6′ and a 25′ power cable giving more freedom with the placement of your lights, as it allows you more length to move from your power source. In addition we added a  32′ DMX cable witch will allow you to separate the lights up to 32′ apart but have the lights in synch.  Now all of this may sound complicated or out of your skill set but its NOT!

With this short video we will show you step-by-step to putting together this kit so you can be confident and stress free for your event or party.

 

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Top 5 Event/Party Must Haves

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 Creating a good event can be tricky when your unsure of whats out there. The confusing language and abundance of options can be overwhelming for anyone  not in the industry.  On top of it all trying to get the right feel or atmosphere to your venue is the most difficult but the most important part to any good event. These 5 basic must haves can open your mind to the options and will take your party, corporate gathering, or wedding, to the next level.

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1 – DELUXE LED PARS

There many different lighting options for any event but LED PAR‘s made my list because of its versatility.  LED PARs are a narrow, powerful light that have a wide rang of different colours. These lights are great for creating a dramatic back drop of a stage, wall, or pillar but can also be a cheep substitute for any small stage lighting. In edition to just a solid colour you can have it on auto control mode that slowly changes colours and can even have it go to the beat of the music.  This means MORE options, LESS equipment and MORE money in your pocket.

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2 – Wall Washers

 Similar to the LED PAR lights the wall washer has the same versatility in colour and function. Unlike the LED PARs wall washers have a longer and softer beam, mainly used for atmospheric lighting.  When trying to create a glow of colour up the wall or bar table its a great way to turn a plain dull hall or event room to the party atmosphere you want.  We rent these lights, but they are also ON SALE for a limited time for purchase.

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3 – G3 Wireless Lav

Lighting isn’t everything that an event needs, even if its small speeches at a wedding or a presentation, you will need a way to speak to your guests. The G3 Wireless Lav is a great and simple way to do just that. This is a small clip on wireless mic that allows you to move freely in your space and no working about cables (FREEDOM) but every event is different and have different needs. This is a good mic for any one that will be speaking for longer periods of time not so much for quick and easy exchanges from one seeker to another.  However this mic has a great sound quality and will work well for any presentation or MP at a wedding.

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4 – Laser Lights

There are a few different kind of lasers but the most versatile would be the High Power Animation Laser. This high powered laser has hundreds of  different preset animations making it very easy to turn on and have a lighting show –perfect for the inexperienced.Also with just a little more effort it has so many ways for you to refine the animations to get exactly what your looking for.  Your typical laser will usually only come in red and green the Animation Laser has and additional white and blue light just giving the most options as possible, making it a great entertaining peace to add to your next event.

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5 – Fog Machines

Fog machines and lasers go to gather like cookies and milk, you can’t have one with out the other, so fog Machines made the list. An easy way to elevate your lasers from a simple/kinda cool basic light show to an amazing moody atmosphere and we all know that is all about the atmosphere.

If you are planning on renting one for your next event it may trigger more sensitive smoke alarms, so be sure to talk to your venue about it before hand.

If your looking for any of any of these products to rent, you can see our rental list HERE.

–Stephanie Bradshaw

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Exclusive Behind the Scenes Video of a Pro Photo Shoot Using Big City Lights!

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Hello ladies and gentleman today we bring you an exclusive, behind the scenes, look into a professional photo shoot by Toronto photographer Clint Adam Smyth. As an acknowledged photographer/videographer Clint needs to have the best, most reliable, equipment at his fingertips to provide his customers with what they need. In this video you will see how he uses Big City Lights to attain beautiful, incomparable results. This was a calendar shoot That will be coming out in 2011 to promote a makeup, hair and wardrobe stylists work It featuring a gorgeous model and a luxurious ride (needless to say, they were very excited and completely satisfied with the final results).

Clint uses a single Big City 110, two Big City 220’s and a ringlight for this particular shoot. The two large light banks perform the duty of filling and brightening the set, they are very powerful and effective. The 110 is used to add a slightly softer touch of light in a focussed area and finally the ringlight is used for the glamorous and stylistic effect it is so well known for. The video also demonstrates the growing love for continuous lighting and the needlessness of using strobe lighting. Continuous lighting provides consistency and makes it easier to get that specific look you’re trying to achieve.  Video of shoot is below.

Written by Hash Patel

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Big City Lighting Tips Video #2 – Lighting on a White or Black Background

Ever had trouble lighting a model in various backgrounds? No need to fear, Big City is here! In our latest video we will show you how to light your subject for a white or a black background. It may seem like a simple thing to do but, if you want professional quality photo or video, you will learn the right way to do so with this instructional video. We will talk about lighting angles, metering and even, the butterfly effect. We’ve seen failures time and time again, from photographers trying to achieve crisp whites or variable blacks but, they’re just not doing it right. It’s funny how these small tips and tricks can make such a dramatic difference in the end product, whether it be a photo or a video. You can view the video below.

 

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Which Big City On Camera Light Is Best For You?

Here is a quick tutorial video of the four different on camera LED lighting Big City has to offer. This quick video will help  you decide which light fits your needs best. All of these light models use 6 double A batteries or Panasonic/Sony camera batteries.  They are lightweight and have adjustable brightnesses. Each light has a specific characteristic unique to the model, which all are highlighted in the video below. Our four models include, Big City 160 LED, Mr. Big 304 LED, Big City  Bi-colour 240 LED and finally the LED Fresnel Light.

 

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Big City 160 LED Light – $150

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Big City Mr. Big 304 LED Light – $150

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Big City Bi-Colour LED on Camera Light – $149

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Big City Fresnel LED on Camera Light – $175

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You can purchase any of these lights HERE

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Tired of Shaky Videos?

 

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The Glidecam 1000 Pro

The Glidecam 1000 Pro is a camera stabilization system that literally gives the effect of you gliding your camera during filming, how this works is through clever balancing design that simply uses a vertical pole and handle. If you’ve ever recorded something using just your hands, you most likely know about the shaky amateur-like results.

The Glidecam is built to avoid your body’s jerky movements and produce smooth, professional video while you shoot. The things you can do with the Glidecam are quite impressive, you can use the Glidecam to shoot scenes where you are following a subject or panning a shot. Using such a stable device also gives the impression of a “floating” camera and can be used to create dramatic effects such as a point-of-view shot.

You can find the Glidecam 1000 Pro readily available for rental at the price of $35/day, right here through Big City Lights

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A camera that shoots one million frames per second!

A camera that shoots one million frames per second? Here it is, the Phantom v1610, it can shoot up to 1,000,000 fps.

This new digital high speed camera shoots videos at a speed of 16,000 fps, at a resolution of 1280 x 800. However, it can shoot 1 million fps if the number of pixels is reduced to 128 x 16. It does sacrifice quality for speed, but still impressive.

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Phantom v1610 Camera

 

 

The camera has a custom-designed sensor of 28 micro pixels, ensuring excellent light sensitivity, 12 bit depth, and monochrome ISO of 16,500 T (ISO 12232 SAT method).

So this camera is really not for an everyday videographer or filmmaker, but it’s an awesome tool for scientists and researchers for capturing high resolution images or high speed videos.

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Phantom v1610 camera

The company has prices it out at $100,000 USD