Around 2010 I was in highschool and I saw a video of Pink Floyd with a light show and decided my band also needed a light show.
Having no idea what i was looking at or what a light show was I started my light show adventure.
I found Joshua Whites contact on the internet and started chatting with him.
Who was your main influence, if any?
The Joshua Light Show and Mark Boyle.
What Bands did you work with?
We've worked with tons of different groups but to name a few there's Khruangbin, Weyes Blood, Woods, Psychic Ill's, Dead Meadow, Portugal The Man, Austin Psych Fest (levitation), White Fence, Worthless, Two Feet, Ray Lamontagne, and many more
What Lightshows have you worked with and/or Cooperated with?
I also work on the Joshua Light Show, which has been an unbelievable experience.
Where did the name come from?
The name Drippy Eye came from a Black Moth Super Rainbow song.
Any personnel changes within the Lightshow
The light show started as a one man project but quickly employed the help of Charles Lord. The group mainly consists of Charles Lord and myself, Curtis Godino, but has had many people come in and out over the years.
Can you share any amusing Lightshow related stories that wont land you in Court?
Hmmm I'm not sure, so many shows, so many stories. But things like people drinking the mineral oil, or slide projectors exploding mid performance. Things like that, i'm sure most light shows have dealt with.
What equipment you started out using, why you used it and what you changed to?
I started with an overhead projector around 2010 but quickly switched to the visual presenter/ digital projector rig for a few years then went back to all analog in college. I hated the resolution with the digital stuff.
With analog projectors you turn them on and they look like that. You have to do so much work in the digital medium to get it to even remotely feel like an analog projection. I said to hell with it, im young, i can lug around a ton of heavy equipment for a few more years.
For a while Drippy Eye was a show that employed every projector we could find. Things were always changing and only settled on a permanent rig a few years ago. Things still change but not nearly as much.
What non standard objects/items were used in the quest for 'better effects'?
We used everything imaginable while trying to find what worked for us. In the beginning we used to flip overhead projectors on their sides to do vertical effects. We learned the more toxic the substance the more interesting it was when mixed or projected.
But seriously, we used everything we could get our hands on that would allow light to pass through or distort in any way.
How many projectors/slide machines you started out with?
We started with maybe 4 projectors and eventually got to around 10 but now our main rig is 4-6. 2 Overheads, 2 slide projectors, and then sometimes 2 optis or digital projectors for lumia.
But over the years we have gone through a fair share of projectors.
We have probably replaced everything in our show at least one time!
Curtis Godino - June 2020