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Custom Controls Design

By design, guests can follow any actor from space to space and explore dozens of hidden easter eggs. This presented a unique challenge for lighting controls: multiple timelines must run concurrently and asynchronously, in concert with pre-recorded sound and live bands, but be centrally cued by a stage management team via closed-circuit video.   Additionally, we wanted to use period-appropriate push-button style light switches, but be able to selectively lock them out during shows.   The controls system integrates both theatrical and architectural systems for unified, flexible command.  Detail: control diagram of cabaret table lights shown in the previous slide. Guests can flip the service call switch to change the color of the LED and summon waitstaff.

Custom Lighting Controls Design