Consultant: After working more years at Rosco than she can remember – first as a product manager and then as a Business Development Manager for Southeast Europe – Margie Heymann now works as a consultant for Rosco from her home office in Italy. Margie’s Spectrum posts will often feature her years of experience with Rosco products – especially color filters – and her relationships with some of the biggest names in lighting design.

Author Archives: Margie Heymann

A Spotlight on the Colorful Physics of Lighting

Teaching children (and even adults) the basics of the physics of light and color is a formidable task. However, Italian lighting designer Liliana Ladeluca and composer Andrea Basevi created a mini-opera named Operina della Luce that manages to be didactic as well as entertaining & involving. Originally produced for the Genova Festival of Science in…

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There’s More Than One Way to Stage a CATS

Italy is not especially renowned for its productions of modern musicals. Its fame lies in having invented the form of musical theatre called “opera.” When Saverio Marconi, the acclaimed director of the Compagnia della Rancia, finally obtained the rights to CATS after six years of negotiations with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group – he…

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All The Colours Of Europe

from Margie Heymann From June 8 until July 1 Europe will be alight with the colors of the team shirts and national flags of the 16 countries competing for the title of UEFA 2012 European Football Champion.  We thought that it would be fun to give each team a color from E-Colour+, our traditional European…

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Women in Stage Entertainment Have Gotten WiSE

In June 2009 Paule Constable, a lighting designer at the absolute top of her profession, a three-time Olivier Award winner and in demand all over the world, organized a conference with Rachel Nicolson at Rose Bruford Collegein the UK. The purpose of the conference was to identify, examine and address some of the problems that…

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