From Blogger to Touring Rock Star

Meet David Hobby, founder of www.strobist.com – a blog dedicated to lighting for photography. The spirit of David’s blog is to instruct his readers how to light their images using speedlight strobes (hence the name Strobist) along with low-cost modifiers (like Rosco gels) to augment the light.

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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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Spectrum Elements: Rosco adds another member to the ASC!

In this new series of posts that we’re calling Spectrum Elements, we’ll take a closer look at the elemental building blocks of Rosco – the individual employees that make the company function on a daily basis. This first post was inspired by one of our colleagues experiencing a truly rare honor. Very few companies in…

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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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LitePad Kits: The Proper Kit for the Proper Use

As a part of our recent upgrade to LitePad HO+ and LitePad Axiom, we have also released a new range of LitePad Kits going from two LitePad Kits to nine different LitePad Kits to choose from. Today’s Spectrum post will offer some guidance to choosing the proper kit for your project and highlight how one…

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The First 100 Years: From Gel & Foggers To Paint & Rotators – Adding the Rest of the Range

In this final Spectrum chapter examining Rosco’s 100 year history, we continue to look at the events that influenced Rosco’s development and, in turn, shaped our industry. So far, we’ve learned how Rosco got its start and how gel, gobos and fog machines were introduced. As of today, we have several hundred products from ten…

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