What do you use the Wholehog systems for?

Meh 626Meh 626 Registered User
edited November 2012 in Wholehog 3 General Discussion
Hi,

I am interested in what members of this forum use the Wholehog systems for (eg. live music, church services, theatre, ect)?

Myself? I will be using Wholehog systems (19th March to be exact and in the future) for live music events.

Thanks,

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  • chadlchadl Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Corporate
  • barnes2000barnes2000 Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited March 2010
    Motion Pictures
  • stagelitesstagelites Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited March 2010
    Casinos and concerts
  • jaybuckjaybuck Registered User
    edited March 2010
    night clubs
  • Meh 626Meh 626 Registered User
    edited March 2010
    barnes2000 wrote: »
    Motion Pictures
    chadl wrote: »
    Corporate
    stagelites wrote: »
    Casinos and concerts
    jaybuck wrote: »
    night clubs

    Wow, some amazing applications for the Wholehog system. I'm very intrigued by the use in Motion Pictures, barnes could you please tell me more?
  • jaybuckjaybuck Registered User
    edited March 2010
    oh and i forgot about this one belive it or not i have one in a dick's last resort
  • pitarpitar Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Theater and live shows
  • SebamontiSebamonti Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Night clubs, live shows, theater
  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    edited March 2010
    House of Worship (Three consoles in various spaces)
    Wysiwyg Drawing/Renderings (Hog3PC)
    Concerts
    Theatrical Shows

    That's my "basic" list....
  • GianGian Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Corporate Events
  • nibornibor Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited March 2010
    Anything I can get my day rate on, or of late anything close to my day rate.
  • barnes2000barnes2000 Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited March 2010
    Meh 626 wrote: »
    Wow, some amazing applications for the Wholehog system. I'm very intrigued by the use in Motion Pictures, barnes could you please tell me more?

    Basically, lighting control in movies and TV have always followed the lead of Live event lighting. For years, lighting systems in the motion picture business have been using the ETC Expression consoles. Just about every major studio and rental house in Hollywood owns them...and why not? For the most part, it gets the job done. They have been a work horse in the business. Back in the early nineties, if there was a set that required more dimmers than the Expression could handle, or maybe there were movers to control, one of two things would happen. Either an outside lighting company would come in to handle it, or the programmer of the show would request something like a Wholehog 2. After a while of using the hog 2 on special occasions, I realized that the hog doesn't have to be just for special circumstances. Why can't I use it for the whole show? So when the Wholehog 3 came out, I took a huge step into what, I thought, would be the future. Turns out I was right. Now there are about a dozen programmers in my local that own a hog 3 system. some of them own more than one. Our local is giving classes on the console too.
    Most major motion pictures use large dimming systems for their stage work....sometimes thousands, and many of these movies are using moving lights too. On Iron Man 2 we used about a thousand movers...280 on one set. We also used multiple media servers and about 800 or so versatubes. The more jobs we use this stuff in, the more the cinematographers start to see its potential, and that means more work for us. Cinematographers love to outdo the last show. They are always looking for new high tech ways to light.
  • jthatcherjthatcher Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited March 2010
    Film and Television
  • Richard RasmussenRichard Rasmussen Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited March 2010
    Film, Television, Commercials and Music Videos
  • eventdesignlabeventdesignlab Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Dance concerts, runway shows, theatre, live music, museum openings, wedding receptions, corporate, even a birthday party with the "Rock Band" game playing on a 19' by 25' da-lite fast-fold screen behind them, 5 32' lcd tv monitors for the rock banders and with a truss rig with movers, led pars, and hazers and the guest were invited to busk on wholehog while the other guest were playing the game. It was a blast!
  • andybabinandybabin Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Theatre (mostly musical)
  • Meh 626Meh 626 Registered User
    edited March 2010
    barnes2000 - Very informative, thank you. I'll have to go an see Iron Man 2 when it's released.

    eventdesignlab - Sounded like great fun.

    Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far.
  • aranajoseluisaranajoseluis Registered User
    edited March 2010
    live music
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Anything and everything I design and/or program uses an H3 platform of some sort.

    These days it is mostly concert touring.
  • Mick MurrayMick Murray Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Irish dance shows..... riverdance, gaelforce dance(touring in poland at the moment), Irish music show.. celtic crossroads( touring at the moment ), Various rock and roll shows in ireland including oxegen festival 2008, 2007,2006, theatre, corporate and for control of catalyst media server (hog 2 and hog 3)
  • RomainRomain Registered User
    edited May 2010
    The RoadHog I use is an investment form a french university. It does a few concerts, some theater shows and a lot of nightclub style partys.
  • dslodkidslodki Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Movies, TV/TV Commercials, Nightclubs, Special Events
  • z6p6tist6z6p6tist6 Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Lots and lots of corporate special events. i.e. Keynotes, Car Shows, and Concerts

    And the occasional [Circle One: Installation, Theater, Dance Performance, Other]

    PG
  • erikoccerikocc Registered User
    edited July 2012
    Church worship
  • Hans BHans B Registered User
    edited July 2012
    My RoadHog does theatre: musical, drama and dance

    Most time cue to cue shows in theaters in the Netherlands with around 700 seats.
    Controlling 200 dimmers and 20 moving heads

    On fader 8: i have the main cuelist with about 50 to 300 cues.
    Fader 7: an "emergency" frontlight cue.
    Fader 1: house lights
    Rest of the masters are empty.
    For all other controls like effect-sequences, practicals, switches for work lights and Hazers, i use the virtual cuelist window.


    I have a HogPc with Elo Touchscreen, programmer wing and 1 dmx widget that i use for pre-programming or creating/running really small shows.

    Funny thing is: the more i work on Hog systems, the less i need the faders. :)


    Hans Boven
    www.bovenlicht.nl
  • CongoWangCongoWang Registered User
    edited July 2012
    Themepark
  • Playdoe9Playdoe9 Registered User
    edited July 2012
    Film, Television, Commercials and Music Videos
  • raystreamraystream Registered User
    edited July 2012
    nightclubs and live concerts
  • MWPS1MWPS1 Registered User
    edited August 2012
    Concerts
    Corporate
    Church
    Architectural
    Pre vis
  • shandy666shandy666 Registered User
    edited September 2012
    commercials and films
  • Austin.TaylorAustin.Taylor Registered User
    edited November 2012
    Hans B wrote: »
    My RoadHog does theatre: musical, drama and dance

    On fader 8: i have the main cuelist with about 50 to 300 cues.
    Fader 7: an "emergency" frontlight cue.
    Fader 1: house lights
    Rest of the masters are empty.
    For all other controls like effect-sequences, practicals, switches for work lights and Hazers, i use the virtual cuelist window.

    Hans Boven
    www.bovenlicht.nl

    I do the same thing, only my Main Cuelist is on Fader 1, E-Light on 2, Hazer on 7, and House on 8

    Interesting... :hogsign:

    Austin Taylor
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