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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Spectrum Wavelengths: Something Borrowed, Something Blue

This Wavelengths post turns its attention to the color Blue and its current influence on Rosco and the world around us.  Keep reading to learn about the ‘Light it up Blue’ campaign seen earlier this week in cities all over the world, one Roscolux color that is helping shape tomorrow’s lighting designers today, how Rosco’s Wendy…

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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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Spectrum Wavelengths: Yellow and the BIG GAME

In this installment of Spectrum Wavelenths, we were inspired by the BIG GAME coming up on Sunday to look at the color Yellow. We’ll examine how the color became a part of one team’s color scheme, how one particular Yellow is doing some good in our entertainment community and why the crew of GLEE chooses…

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We Call It SUPER Heat Shield For A Reason

Getting the longest life from your gel is one of the most common challenges facing any lighting professional in theatre, film, television, or architecture. Rosco manufactures a range of protective filters that not only will help prolong the life of your color filters but can also protect the subjects lit by your high temperature lighting…

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Spectrum Wavelengths: Bono and The Color Red

Bono and the color red have been thrust onto the stage of my awareness from three different sources recently. This Bono – Red Convergence seemed like just the inspiration we needed to start a series we are calling Spectrum Wavelengths, where we’ll pick a color from the spectrum and examine how it’s being used on…

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Low Lying Fog

One of the videos on our Rosco YouTube Channel illustrates how to create low-lying fog using a Rosco Fog Machine and the Rosco Cold Flow. The video was posted up just in time for Halloween, which is an obvious time for using low lying fog to create a creepy effect. Low lying fog is also…

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Following Up – Revisiting “Falling For Eve” from Stan Schwartz

Not long ago, I wrote a post here, offering my thoughts on the remarkable lighting and set design by, respectively, Herrick Goldman and Beowulf Boritt.  Within a week or two of its appearance, David Barbour reviewed the same show in the magazine he edits “Lighting & Sound America”.  The contrast between our articles is worth…

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