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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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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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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