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scodavis last won the day on October 22 2016

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About scodavis

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    Clovis, California
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    Computer Support Specialist

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    Video games, computers, astronomy.
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    I learned about their products when watching an old video of Christmas lights set to Wizards in Winter, but only now can afford to do a show.
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  1. scodavis

    Christmas Light Show

    @LORAdmin Wanted to make sure you saw this - vendor partners should be accessible. This sounds like a deliberate attempt to avoid providing customer service to me.
  2. scodavis

    Christmas Light Show

    Interesting ... their physical mailing address is in Tennessee. Kingston Springs, TN uses area codes 615 and 629, the first of which matches the number I found. Area code 502, in the number provided by LORAdmin, refers to Kentucky. I will be very curious to see which number (if either) works for you. Please let us know! Also @caniac, on their website under "Refund Policy" they list the number 615-378-1431.
  3. scodavis

    Christmas Light Show

    Took a bit of searching, but I came up with (615) 378-1431. https://www.yellowpages.com/kingston-springs-tn/mip/christmaslightshow-com-500385207 Let me know if it works. -Scott
  4. scodavis

    CCB-II in Visualizer

    Hi Mguinn, I have been told by LOR that the S4 visualizer does not support a feature with more than 50 pixels/bulbs. I personally agree with you in not using Pixel Editor or Superstar so I am curious if a workaround has been found on this. My guess is that you'd have to create a separate feature, but you'd also need to match the way that the CCB-II controller handles the channels. I know with the Mark I controllers one pixel string was the main unit ID (with 300 channels), and the other pixel string was the main unit ID plus one. Does the CCB-II controller do the same thing (but with 600 channels per string), or does it actually separately itself into four Unit ID's? I am using two 50-pixel strings on my mega tree this year but next year I plan to use two 100-pixel strings so I am definitely interested in learning more about how all this works. I have been told that the S5 software (which was announced - I believe - almost three years ago) does support the longer pixels, but it still hasn't been released to the public due to what I have been told is technical difficulties. There is a beta version of the software available, but I am not going to base my show (or even my programming) on a beta version of the software. I am interested in getting in touch to share thoughts on this issue and would love to chat by phone if you're interested - send me a PM if you are. Thank you - I hope this does help a little bit at least. -Scott
  5. scodavis

    New video for 2017

    Great job, Brian! Your display looks amazing and I love how your house is visible from more than one side. I also absolutely love your song choice - I thought I knew all of the instrumental TSO songs but somehow I missed this one. Will definitely have to incorporate this song into a future show. Well done!
  6. scodavis

    2017 Bryan road Christmas light show

    Great job! I really love the spiral tree - can you give me some tips on how that is done? My daughter watched the video with me (she's six) and she was loving the pink tree too! Nutrocker is definitely one of my favorite TSO songs - I love how they go from their usual classical/rock recipe to the jazz solo section. They may not have known it at the time but many of their songs were MADE for Christmas lights! -Scott
  7. scodavis

    Davis Family Christmas 2017

    Thank you! The mini trees and floods were new additions for this year. The mini trees are only about 11.5 inches apart so they really make a statement with certain patterns. And the floods with their RGB versatility give me a ton of options when it comes to colors that aren't red, warm white, blue, and green like the rest of my main lights. And for the record I LOVE your nickname on here - great electrical pun. Very sparky!
  8. Good evening everybody, I'm proud to present the complete video playlist for my 2017 light show. It took about 250 hours of total work and it was totally worth it. I'm particularly proud of what I've been able to achieve in just two years - I don't accept donations of any kind, so everything you see is funded 90% with my own money and 10% with money earned from labor I have put in. When sequencing I put a lot of attention into the various sections of the music and trying to make various sections of my yard "dance" to that music. I'm really happy with the outcome and I can't wait to see what it looks like next year (which I've already started sequencing)! Thanks for watching! Davis Family Christmas 2017 Playlist
  9. scodavis

    Davis Family Christmas 2017 Trailer

    Thank you! I really appreciate it. If you need any help with the Baby It's Cold Outside sequence file (for the timings or even my effects), PM me with your E-Mail and I'd be happy to share my sequence if you think it will help. -Scott
  10. scodavis

    Davis Family Christmas 2017 Trailer

    Correct. I put quite a bit of thought into this as I did start on Black Friday last year. Basically, I decided that if I put all this time, effort, and money into my display, I want to maximize the amount of time I use it. I also used the same lights (though different color combinations) to do my Halloween display. The RGB floods really helped me with this due to their ability to do the yellows, oranges, and purples. I plan to post a video of that once I get around to recording it :-)
  11. scodavis

    Davis Family Christmas 2017 Trailer

    Thank you, B.R.Y.G. I'm really happy with out everything is turning out.
  12. Hello everyone, Next year I am incorporating a set of 100 Cosmic Color Bulbs into my display. I plan to have them wrapped around a small mega tree, wrapping them up the tree in a spiral with each string going in an opposite direction. I want Pixel 1 of each of the two strings to be at the bottom of the tree where the controller is. When I tried adding things to the visualizer I got really confused - I couldn't create one prop with two different drawings, and if I created a CCB string with 100 lights, it created two separate features AND two different Unit IDs - 41 and 42, despite the fact I only selected 41 as the Unit ID. In Sequence Editor, I notice that, when adding the channels, you do get quite a few options, including choosing whether String 2 uses base Unit ID (in my case 41), or the next one in sequence. However, on the device itself, I seem to remember only setting a single hardware ID. Based on what I want to do, can anyone clarify what options I should choose with the hardware itself, the visualizer creation, and the sequence editor for adding the pixel channels? Thank you and I hope everyone's display is coming together nicely! -Scott
  13. Hello everyone, thought I'd share my 2017 trailer. I had Kevin do my recordings before I finalized my light plan, so my actual light count this year is 18,419, comprising M6 and C6 LED light strings, RGB 10W floods, and Xenon strobes. Enjoy the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuqZOJ2zAiM -Scott J. Davis
  14. scodavis

    New Website Idea

    Thanks for your input. Part of my thinking was from my own experience - I am only in my second year, but I want every show year to be unique (except for TSO Carol of the Bells, which I am using every year). Having a resource to go to in order to get ideas would be helpful to me, and I expect to others as well. No sign up required - just go to the website and search. Contributors just fill out a form which submits it to a moderator (likely just me) for approval. No signing up, no login credentials to remember. I want this to be as simple and useful as possible. It is my hope that the many veteran animators on here will contribute their playlists so that I have a good database on launch, if I choose to go through with this.
  15. scodavis

    New Website Idea

    From the original post: "I've had an idea for a new website - a database of music for synchronized displays. It would be completely free and community-driven, with visitors submitting new songs (which must be approved). Data in the DB could be genre, speed in BPM, lead singer gender, festival type (christmas, halloween), and others. No actual music would be hosted; we would link to iTunes or Amazon digital music where people can listen to the song."