This was taken by me on my HTC Radar 4G phone a little while back. It shows the effect that a good lighting tech can have on a dance floor in a nightclub when he pays close attention to both the DJ and the floor.
We have a saying at Q that our resident DJs and lighting techs all embrace — “Obey the floor/Obey the music.”
The action gets going toward the end — around the 3:00 mark — but there’s some nice use of simple lighting changes in response to the music at 1:56 and again at 2:46 that are kinda sweet and help to raise the level of anticipation on the floor.
I particularly like the 1:56 mark where we go from epilepsy inducing flashing lights that have lulled the crowd along with the repetitive music — to the slow red sweeping spots that illuminate the dance floor when the bass drops in and that shows you the people clearly for the first time.
And most of this is being done with just the moving heads and 4 disco balls with a little bit of the ceiling LEDs in blue and red thrown in for good measure.