Creative Solutions In Lighting A Prop

For lighting designers, including the big time, Broadway-level guys, it isn’t always about the big rigs, moving lights and elaborate cue lists. It’s more about creative solutions…and knowing what’s available. Clifton Taylor fits any designer’s description for “big time, Broadway-level”, as you can see on his website: www.designcurve.com But he is as much prized by…

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Share The Work, Get The Swag: Still Going Strong

In a recent Spectrum post we announced a program in which we asked professionals, teachers and students to send us photos of stage lighting work in which they took pride.  The outpouring was stupendous. We are posting all the submissions up on a web page for everyone to visit and be inspired by others’ work:…

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Share The Work — And Get The Swag

Good stage lighting work should be shared…especially if you get some great swag in return! Did you ever go to a performance and think to yourself “what a great lighting effect – I wish I knew how the designer did it. What colors were used? Which gobos? What does a director ask of the designer…

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Rosco’s New Gobo Rotators: Feature Rich for Budget Wise

Whether a design calls for rotating a logo at a corporate event, the shadow of a fan blade turning through special-effects haze in the latest blockbuster or undulation within a foliage break-up to make it look like a breeze is blowing through the trees on a theatrical stage, a gobo rotator is the simplest and…

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Special Effects Technique: Ducting Fog

It’s a common problem – You want fog to appear from a specific spot, but there is no physical way to get a fog machine with all of its necessary fluid, power and control needs hidden into that area of the set.  The solution is ducting the fog from an area off-set to the spot…

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Using Color To Go From Dusk To Dawn from Stan Schwartz

Using color to indicate the time of day is probably part of the curriculum in every undergraduate lighting class.  But taking the audience from dusk to dawn, without additional audible clues from the performers on stage, is a somewhat more complicated artistic challenge.  That’s why it’s instructive to see how lighting design masters do it…

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Bridezillas – Let us hear you roar! Be the first to use our new Design-Your-Own Wedding Gobo web site and you could win a prize from Rosco!

Happy Valentine’s Day! If you are one of the lucky people who become engaged over this day of love, within minutes your mind will begin planning for your “special day”. Modern brides and grooms have so many choices in creating their special day. The possibilities are endless as to color schemes, dress styles, reception locations…

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