Looking for a way to put some gaps between your show sequences?  We’ve got some for you to use.

What's an animation or filler sequence?

Your Light-O-Rama controllers and all their channels are synchronized to flash in patterns but no music is played. They are also known as filler sequences because they can keep the lights doing something in-between musical sequences.

Here’s a one minute video to give you an idea of what this filler sequence might look like in your venue.  There’s no audio.

This 64 channel sequence looks good even if only 16, 32 or 48 channels are used. Use this same sequence to expand what you are doing next year by simply adding more Light-O-Rama controllers.

The first 16 channels (Controller 01, channels 1-16) are used constantly throughout the song. These channels are typically used in the main structure. The 16 channels are broken down into four groups of four. Think four roof segments, four windows, four bushes and/or four columns. It doesn’t matter what’s in a group. One group might be four downstairs windows and another group four upstairs windows. There might be four bushes to the left of the main entrance and four bushes to the right. The key is to use any four groups of four. Your imagination is your only limitation.

The optional second group of 16 channels (Controller 02, channels 17-32) are accent channels to specifically designed to enhance the first 16 channels at appropriate places during the song. Think four groups of four, again. In our demo video we use four small trees, each with four different colors of lights. These could be four wreaths, each with four different light circuits, four large trees, each with four different light circuits, four groups of four small trees scattered across the front or even four groups of four stars each scattered in the tress or on the roof. The key is to use four groups of four. If you don’t use these channels this year, you can expand into them next year.

The optional third group of 16 channels (Controller 03, channels 33-48) are accent channels specifically designed to enhance the first 16 channels at appropriate places during the song. This time think two groups of eight. In our demo video we use two leaping arches of light, each with eight channels. These could also be eight wreaths on the first story of the venue and another eight wreaths on the second story. These 16 accent channels could also be two groups of eight candy canes on each side of the sidewalk or driveway. Get creative. If you don’t use these channels this year, you can expand into them next year.

The optional forth group of 16 channels (Controller 04, channels 49-64) are accent channels specifically designed to enhance the first 16 channels at appropriate places during the song. This time think two groups of eight. In our demo video we use two leapers of light, each with eight channels. These could also be eight landing lights on the left side of the driveway and eight on the right. These 16 accent channels could also be two groups of eight candy canes on each side of the sidewalk or driveway. Get creative. If you don’t use these channels this year, you can expand into them next year.

Here’s the easiest way to remember what the different channels do.

Controller 01: Required.  16 electrical channels.  Used constantly. Recommended on main structure.

  • channels 1-4: group of four similar items
  • channels 5-8: group of four similar items
  • channels 9-12: group of four similar items
  • channels 13-16: group of four similar items

Controller 02: Optional.  16 electrical channels.  Used as accents to Controller 01.

  • channels 1-4: group of four similar items
  • channels 5-8: group of four similar items
  • channels 9-12: group of four similar items
  • channels 13-16: group of four similar items

Controller 03: Optional.  16 electrical channels.  Used as accents to Controller 01.

  • channels 1-8: group of eight similar items
  • channels 9-16: group of eight similar items

Controller 04: Optional.  16 electrical channels.  Used as accents to Controller 01.

  • channels 1-8: group of eight similar items
  • channels 9-16: group of eight similar items

 

How do you install a filler or animation sequence?

You should already have a working version of Light-O-Rama’s ShowTime Sequencing Suite software.  If you don’t have it:

Sequencing Suite Download

 

Download the appropriate filler sequence to your computer and put it in your default Light-O-Rama Sequences directory.

Filler Sequences have no audio.  These are called Animation Sequences.

When creating your show with Simple Show Builder or the Hardware Utility ‘LOR MP3’ tab, make sure you’re looking for ‘Animation’ sequences.  Insert the filler sequence of the appropriate duration into your show.  You can string multiple filler sequences together to make for almost any time period.  Example:  Create a 38 minute filler by using four nine minutes and a two minutes filler sequences.

How do you download from this website?

With most browsers Right Click the Download link and choose Save Target As... Save the file to a location you can easily find.

 

A special note about downloading and Windows 10

If you are using the Windows 10 Edge browser you might not have a 'Save Target As...' option when right clicking a link. We recommend using another browser, including Internet Explorer. Open the Windows 10 search box, enter 'Internet Explorer', it will be shown as a 'Desktop app' and that's the one to pick. Return to the Light-O-Rama website and you can now use the mouse right click 'Save Target as...'

 

Length File Name Link
1 minute Filler-01_Minutes-64Channels-NoMusic.las Download
2 minutes Filler-02_Minutes-64Channels-NoMusic.las Download
3 minutes Filler-03_Minutes-64Channels-NoMusic.las Download
4 minutes Filler-04_Minutes-64Channels-NoMusic.las Download
5 minutes Filler-05_Minutes-64Channels-NoMusic.las Download
6 minutes Filler-06_Minutes-64Channels-NoMusic.las Download
7 minutes Filler-07_Minutes-64Channels-NoMusic.las Download
8 minutes Filler-08_Minutes-64Channels-NoMusic.las Download
9 minutes Filler-09_Minutes-64Channels-NoMusic.las Download