Lighting Design On Steroids:
Victoria Coeln’s Chromotopias

The photos show some of Victoria Coeln’s work at St, Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria.  She calls them “Chromotopias” and defines them as light spaces with no visible boundaries.  These multi-layered light surfaces are meant to be experienced as three-dimensional phenomena. Coeln, a lighting artist, achieves these amazing results using the same tools lighting designers…

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The Colors Designers Are Using Now … And Why (Pt. 2)

by Stan Schwartz, Executive Vice President The “Share The Work” initiative, in which we asked lighting designers to send us photos of their work, has yielded an extraordinary outpouring of lighting ideas.  For Part 2, we would like to continue sharing more of this fine work and explore what designers had to say about their…

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The Colors Designers Are Using Now … And Why

by Stan Schwartz, Executive Vice President The “Share The Work” initiative, in which we asked lighting designers to send us photos of their work, has yielded an extraordinary outpouring of lighting ideas. We are currently creating a searchable Color Resource Gallery, in which we’ll display the photos and the designers’ narratives, organized by the criteria…

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Spectrum Elements: Pink for the Cure!

Throughout the month of October, individuals and institutions across the country will begin to search for ways to turn their lights pink, which means they will be turning to Rosco for sheets and rolls of pink gel in efforts to support Breast Cancer Awareness month!

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Creating a Smoke Screen for a New Look

Fog, smoke, mist and haze effects have been incorporated into productions of all types and sizes to evoke an emotional response from the viewer. In some cases, the fog is actually a central character to the action. For example, the 2005 remake of “The Fog” made its smoky mist an antagonist that the other characters…

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Creative Solutions In Lighting A Prop

For lighting designers, including the big time, Broadway-level guys, it isn’t always about the big rigs, moving lights and elaborate cue lists. It’s more about creative solutions…and knowing what’s available. Clifton Taylor fits any designer’s description for “big time, Broadway-level”, as you can see on his website: www.designcurve.com But he is as much prized by…

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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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