I attended the trade show LDI last week after attending the IMEX show in Las Vegas. The show is "the leading tradeshow and conference for live design professionals from all around the globe."
The event showed off the latest in lighting equipment, LED technology, special effects, truss, cables, lifts and lots and lots of smoke. In fact, there were more companies that sold smoke juice than audio manufacturers. There is actually a new moving LED light that shoots smoke as well. Who knew!
The most outstanding things I saw was an LED wall that was so stunningly sharp and bright it was like a printed photo and I was no more than twenty feet away.
A 3D LED wall that was so incredibly real from every angle with objects right in front of your face.
And of course LED programmable bracelets. We all need those.
But at then end of the day, special effects and fancy LED lights still rely on smoke... lot and lots of smoke. Far out man.