Design, program, and rehearse your show in a low-stress environment.
We support many off-the-shelf visualizers including MA3D and Lightconverse to provide a great experience for you regardless of your preferred application.
See the big picture with native video capture of multiple sources in the same environment with lighting. All surfaces are mapped to pixel precision, ensuring proper raster utilization.
In addition to scene file authoring, we offer tailored workstations in ready-to-ship packaging. Our previz machines are assembled from years of research and user feedback, utilizing the latest available hardware.
RESPONSIVE BY DESIGN
Whether your production has 100 lights or 1200, we optimize your scene for the best possible frame rate.
We offer best-in-class support for multi-instance lighting fixtures.
Preview your automated elements including line-sets, variable hoists, tracks, and more.
Share your vision with photo-real detail.
We employ the same tools as the world’s leading Visual FX houses for the most realistic imagery possible. No fake lights, volumes, reflections, or textures.
We’ve pre-built a collection of frequently used stage assets to speed up the scene assembly. This leaves plenty of time to ensure your unique assets are reproduced faithfully.
Once your scene is assembled, you can direct changes and tweaks in realtime via remote web interface to get just the right look.
NATIVE FILE SUPPORT
We can open nearly every geometry format which reduces the need to “redraw” your assets.
Predictable proofing of scenes so final renders are optically identical to previews.
We can match camera focal lengths and angles to confirm framing and composition.
Step into your production.
Get a true sense of scale in your production with your own eyes.
PICK A SEAT
Observe elements and sight-lines from the perspective of any seat in the house. Evaluate ticket pricing based on viewing experience.
We utilize the most comfortable and easy to operate headsets.
Screen Images Simulated – Because that’s the idea.
We developed Imaginary Lights in 2018 after nearly 20 years of experience in service of some of the largest and most prominent productions including massive concert tours, television spectaculars, and blockbuster films. These remarkable productions inspire us to push the envelope and innovate with unique workflows using mainstream software, as well as develop new technologies never seen in our industry.
Our team of wizards is devoted to the craftsmanship of digital simulations for live events. We provide pre-visualization of your production at any phase of the production pipeline. Whether you are looking to present your vision through photo-real renderings, or need a cost-effective way to rehearse the technical elements of your show, we have the right tools for the task.
Our mission is to provide the industry with the best possible ways of communicating design through interactive imagery. We look forward to working with you on your next production.
David S. Perkins, Founder
OUR CLIENTS LOVE OUR WORK
“I have worked with David Perkins on 4 arena world tours. He’s detailed, pushes the limitations of existing technology into new territory, only operates with excellence, and is not afraid to learn something new. David’s extremely professional attitude and accommodating demeanor in my opinion is a caliber of few. I look forward to working with David in future endeavors, as his service has helped our pre-production efforts during the creative pre-visualization process guarantee a successful show before we ever touch a piece of gear.”
“Imaginary Lights went beyond the call of duty to delivery a previz file in such a short time. The quality and accuracy of their work is above all others. Such a pleasure working with them and we are looking forward to the next one.”
“We had nine days of pre-viz with Light Converse that we rented out of VER In Las Vegas. I just have one thing to say about that, David Perkins is a beast, and Light Converse is amazing. The rig was perfect! When my other programmer, Bobby Brooks, and I showed up to rehearsal, it was spot on. What more can a guy ask for.”
“David’s brings both technical knowledge and a lighting designer’s eye to the table in the projects we have worked on together. There are nuances to production visualization that require an in-depth knowledge of the physical space of stages and events that David just gets from his background in lighting design. It is a great peace of mind to not only have stunning photorealistic renderings to present, but also know that it is created with practical considerations that can be produced when it comes time to build it out.”