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Two Minute Tuesday

Two-Minute Tuesday was launched in May of 2020 after discovering that our customers wanted educational materials that could help them save money without sacrificing the quality of their lighting designs. We knew there was a fantastic team member that could drive this initiative to not only educate our customers and aspiring production professionals but to entertain.

Catch up anytime below, or visit our social media channels and join the conversation!

Introduction - Graduation Celebrations

Sean Mangan, our Rental Department Manager in Cleveland is here to introduce our new educational series, Two-Minute Tuesdays, and demonstrate how to easily support your 2020 graduate with exterior lighting! All products showcased in the video are available to rent now on rent.VLS.com!

Snow Effects

Whether you’re working on set for a winter-themed production, gearing up for Christmas in July, or are looking for ways to enhance your winter-themed environment, a snow machine is an essential tool! Sean Mangan continues our Two-Minute Tuesday series with a fun, educational video tutorial of the CITC Special Effects Little Blizzard Snow Machine. Available now for rent on rent.VLS.com, if you need a permanent snow machine, contact us for recommendations

Split Color

While some LED fixtures have split color and color mixing capabilities, many venues have chosen to continue utilizing color filters with their white LED fixtures or have not yet transitioned their system to LED. Sean Mangan continues our educational series, Two-Minute Tuesday with a video tutorial on how to enhance your projections with Split Color gels! Shop our online store for LEE Filters, Rosco and Apollo Design color filters and create your own unique split color projections!

Water & Aquarium Effects

Want to add moving water effects to your production, event, or aquarium? Sean Mangan continues our educational series, Two-Minute Tuesday with a tutorial on creating budget-friendly water effects for any aquarium environment!  For temporary solutions, check out these products on rent.vls.com! Looking for a permanent solution? Contact your VLS salesperson or shop online at Production Advantage.

Low-Lying Fog

Low-lying fog is a must-have atmospheric effect for many theatrical productions and even weddings! Sean Mangan continues our educational series, Two-Minute Tuesday with a tutorial on the Ultratec Special Effects Dry Icer Low-Lying Fog Machine. Not interested in utilizing dry ice to create low-lying fog? We also offer low-lying fog machines that do not require CO2/dry ice products. Check our selection now on rent.vls.com:

Le Flame Campfire

Sean Mangan continues our educational series, Two-Minute Tuesday where he reveals how to make a campfire for any production with the Ultratec Special Effects Le Flame simulated flame effect bowl!  Reserve the Le Flame now on rent.vls.com

Gobo Rotators

Ever wondered how projections achieve unique motion effects without moving lights? Sean Mangan continues our educational series, Two-Minute Tuesday with a tutorial on how to use a gobo rotator to create exciting moving effects!

Haze Effects

Enhance your lighting design with haze! Sean Mangan continues our educational series, Two-Minute Tuesday with a tutorial on the Ultratec Special Effects Radiance Hazer.

Rain Effects

Sean Mangan continues our educational series, Two-Minute Tuesday with a tutorial on how to use the GAM Film FX to create budget-friendly rain effects!  Reserve the GAM Film FX and rain loop patterns now on rent.vls.com

Lightning Effects

Sean Mangan continues our educational series, Two-Minute Tuesday with a tutorial on how to create budget-friendly lightning effects!

Clouds

Sean Mangan continues our educational series, Two-Minute Tuesday with a tutorial on how to create budget-friendly cloud effects!

 

Vertical Fog

Looking for a vertical fog machine for simulated fire effects? Sean Mangan continues our educational series, Two-Minute Tuesday with a tutorial on the Vesuvio RGBA, the perfect budget-friendly solution!

Wind Effects

Ready for a fantastic Two-Minute Tuesday? Sean Mangan continues our series with a fun introduction to fans and a tutorial on how to incorporate wind in any production!

Blacklight Effects

Gearing up for Halloween? Sean Mangan continues our educational series, Two-Minute Tuesday with a tutorial on the Wildfire Lighting VioStorm VS-120 UV light fixture and an introduction to Wildfire Lighting’s selection of luminescent paint; the perfect UV wash fixture and paints to utilize for a haunted graveyard, or recreating one of your favorite scenes from Ghostbusters!

Smoke Effects

Sean Mangan continues our Two-Minute Tuesday series with an introduction to fog machines to help you easily create any desired smoke effect!

Chiller Box - DIY Low Lying Fog

Did you know you could use your conventional fog or smoke machine to create low-lying fog? Sean Mangan continues our Two-Minute Tuesday series with a quick tutorial on how to create a chiller box for your Halloween display!

Fire Effects

Sean Mangan continues our Two-Minute Tuesday series with a quick tutorial on how to create and enhance moving fire effects!

Fog Curtain

Looking for ways to use your chiller box?

Sean Mangan continues our Two-Minute Tuesday series with a quick tutorial on how to create a curtain of fog for your indoor Halloween display!

Thinking about creating a fog curtain for an upcoming production? Reserve a low-lying fog generator on rent.VLS.com

TempraCam Intro

Sean Mangan continues our Two-Minute Tuesday series with a quick tutorial and overview of the TempraCam Intro, a contactless temperature detection system for small events and businesses.

Reserve the TempraCam Intro for an upcoming event at rent.VLS.com
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Night Sky with BlissLights BL-15

On this week’s Two-Minute Tuesday, Sean reveals how to create a budget-friendly, yet captivating night sky!

Rent the BlissLights BL-15 and more on rent.VLS.com

Confetti

Sean’s back with another Two-Minute Tuesday! Did you know that confetti can be used to simulate snow? This week, learn the many uses of confetti for events and productions alike!

Check out our selection of confetti cannons for rent on rent.VLS.com.

Bubble Machines

On this week’s Two Minute Tuesday, watch as Sean jets through space with the help of a bubble machine and Tekno Fluid from Froggy’s Fog!

Follow Spots

Sean’s back with another Two-Minute Tuesday! Today, learn about follow spots!

Reserve the Lycian Midget Follow Spot on rent.VLS.com!

Wash Lights

Ever wondered how to produce a smooth wash without cycs or scoops? This week, learn about other types of wash lights and how to achieve budget-friendly, smooth washes without sacrificing the quality of your lighting designs.

Rent these products and more at rent.VLS.com

Profile Fixtures

Today, Sean Mangan continues our Two Minute Tuesday series with a quick overview of the theatrical lighting workhorse, the profile fixture!

Cyc Lights

This week, learn about one of the most important fixtures to have on your stage, cyc lights.

The Great Lighting Genie

Have you heard about the legend of the great lighting genie?

On this week’s Two Minute Tuesday, Sean is back with a special guest.

Find all the supplies you need now on ProAdv.com

Front Lights

Front lights are key to well-lit photographs, video, and stage productions. On this week’s Two Minute Tuesday, learn about front lights, and how to utilize them in your space.

Back Lights

Sean’s back! On this week’s Two Minute Tuesday, learn about back lights and how to properly add depth to your performers or create awesome silhouette effects!

Side Lights

On this week’s Two Minute Tuesday, learn about side lights! Side lights are essential when lighting dance performances, check out these tips and master the art of lighting for dance productions!

Foot Lights

On this week’s Two Minute Tuesday, learn about the ultimate fill and recovery tool in lighting design, foot lights!

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Sean Mangan

Sean Mangan

Sean has been with us for many years, beginning his career with VLS as a freelancer, he was shortly hired full-time as a rental manager, doing exactly what he loves. Sean earned a BFA in Technical Theatre from Florida State University and enjoys working on all types of productions.

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