How To Transform a Big Mistake Into A Spectacularly Sweet Backdrop

Scenic artist Donna Wymore ‘inherited’ a large (20’H x 46’W), carnation pink backdrop. However, the drop, which was painted on linen, was splotchy and inconsistent. “The backdrop had areas of linen that were solid paint and other parts that were not. This was especially apparent once the drop was lit – it was a big,…

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Introducing Supersats to South Africa

Heidi Hoffer is a scenographer, scenic designer and lighting designer for theatre, opera & musicals,  and a professor of design at Oklahoma State University’s Department of Theatre. She was a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa for 13 months to research, design shows, review curricula, conduct professional workshops, and teach theatre classes. Below Heidi shares her experience…

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Top-5 Spectrum Posts of 2012

As 2012 comes to an end, we decided to take a look at our top five Spectrum posts of the year. Our results might not be as humourously tongue-in-cheek as David Letterman’s, but they were interesting and diverse enough that we thought it was worth sharing. #5 Rosco myColor: Prepare to Get Your Color On!…

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