DJ Lighting Ideas – Moving Heads Inside of Your Glow Totems – Warp Totems

December 11, 2017 by Brian S. Redd

Hello everybody. We’re down in the dungeon doing some experiments today. If you saw my video last week where I took a glow totem and instead of putting an LED par fixture in it, I went ahead and put an NO pocket wash inside of it, which is a moving head, wash fixture and it turned out pretty cool. So this week, I thought, let’s go ahead and set up two of these totems, [inaudible] pocket wash it and see what it looks like.

Now, I got a lot of positive feedback on this. Some people said, hey, that’s a really cool idea. I want to do it. Some people said, well, congratulations doofus, you put a light inside of a totem. We’re not going to worry about those people. Anyway, some people said, hey, wouldn’t it be cool if instead of having the NO pocket wash on the bottom of the totem, what if you mounted it to the top? So let’s go ahead and give it a try. There are hundreds of ways you can do this, I’m sure.

Here’s how I did it. I took my top plates and a half inch drill bit and drilled a hole right through the center. Then I took the brackets that came with my NO pocket washes along with a wing nut and a bolt and mounted them to the bottom of my top plates and here’s what you get.

What if we used four? Well, I don’t have four NO pocket washes, however I do have a set of NO pocket Z4s with the zoom feature. Here they are, and it turns out they [inaudible] close enough to the NO pocket washes. So now we’re going to run four heads. Let’s see what that looks like. So what are we calling these things? I don’t know, movement totems? What do you think? Let me know in the comments section. Do you like the idea? Do you think it’s kind of stupid like that one guy from Arkansas did or do you think it’s actually kind of cool?


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Although he can be seen Djing in places like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, or even the UK & Europe, DJ Brian Redd is proud to call Milwaukee home. Brian specializes in mobile events such as wedding receptions, corporate events, quinceañeras, parties and special occasions. He has also been a resident DJ at several major Milwaukee night clubs and also performs at Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival. From the beginning Brian has had a passion for music. His talent emerged at the young age of 13 when he was asked to DJ at a local skating rink. After realizing his calling he progressed on to weddings and mobile gigs and by age 18 he was DJing regularly at nightclubs. He understands people & what motivates them music wise, which helps keep them on the dance floor. Brian has been recognized for his work in various DJ publications both domestic and abroad. He has made a name for himself in the DJ community where he is known and respected as an industry consultant. This recognition has led to his contributions as a writer for Disc Jockey News. A true international DJ, Brian travels worldwide to not only perform but to educate and share industry ideas and concepts with DJs everywhere. His career has gone to the next level working with industry leading manufactures bringing new products and services to his peers helping them become better DJs.

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