Earlier this week, Show Production students and local industry professionals had a chance to tour the Doug Fleenor Designs Mobile Showroom, which was parked behind Full Sail Live 1. Known as “Dr. DMX” in the industry, Doug was here to demo his company’s lighting consoles and answer any questions. Doug Fleenor Designs specializes in manufacturing DMX distribution and interface equipment that is used to control stage lighting. While rather nondescript on the outside, the inside of the RV was decked out with several consoles and lighting displays, including an entire wall of lightbulbs.
Doug and his wife have been on the road for nearly eight weeks with the showroom, which they drove across the county from California. Besides being an expert on DMX512 Technology, Doug Fleenor Designs is known in the industry for inventing quirky contraptions powered by the DMX systems. Past inventions have included a blender, a “DMX-a-Sketch,” and a coffee pot, which was on display – and completely functioning – when we stopped by the showroom.