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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Falling For Eve, a review from Stan Schwartz

Most college-level teachers of theatrical lighting design will tell their students that, in most productions, one should not draw attention to the lighting.  That is, the lighting scheme should support the script or highlight the actors.  The colors, intensity, and placement of the lights shouldn’t, in conventional wisdom, be the show. It isn’t always true…

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