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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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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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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