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Moving Light Assistant Software Now Available at a Reduced Student Rate

Moving Light Assistant is an application designed to document both the physical set-up and programming information for moving light rigs commonly used in the entertainment industry. It is used by lighting designers, associates, assistants, programmers, and production electricians, as well as students. The student licence price was recently reduced to make this industry-leading software available to more upcoming lighting professionals.

“Moving Light Assistant is being used for many large scale repertory theatres for managing the moving light focuses of their productions,” said Andrew Voller, creator and developer of Moving Light Assistant and freelance lighting designer. “Lowering the student licence pricing is aimed at allowing students easy access to learn and use this software as its use becomes more prevalent on productions around the world.”

Moving Light Assistant can be used from the pre-production phase for planning and designing the moving light rig to producing the final documentation of the programming. Moving Light Assistant V1.3 is the latest version of the application, with key features that include:

  • Spreadsheet view shows configuration (lenses, lamps, menu options, etc.) of moving light fixtures in the rig
  • Design and edit moving light gobo, colour, and effect wheel loads
  • Integrated gobo and fixture library that's easily customised and updated
  • Import console reports from leading lighting consoles
  • View cue list, cue data, and channel data. Examine channel usage including maximum intensity, preset use, redundant moves, and more
  • Track current cue and photographs in the cue list with the lighting console in real time using Midi Show Control or Open Sound Control (OSC)
  • Design, print, or generate PDF paperwork reports
  • Import and Export rig data with Lightwright 6 Software
  • Take photographs directly into application with compatible DSLR camera connected via USB

The student licence enables all features of the application for a period of three years from purchase. The application is now available in Europe for £20 or in the Americas, Asia and the Middle East for $25. It runs on both Apple Mac OSX (Intel only) and Microsoft Windows operating systems and each Student License can be installed and activated on up to two computers.

15th January 2018

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