Bone Up on FoamCoat

Styrofoam has become one of the go-to substrates for creating scenic elements on stage, in themed environments and even in museum installations because it is light-weight, inexpensive and readily available. However, there are three major downsides to using foam: it’s fragile, it’s not flame retardant and it soaks up paint like a sponge. Rosco created…

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Some Free New Aids To Research, Create And Document Theatrical Lighting Design

by Stan Schwartz Theatrical lighting design can be the most rewarding and satisfying of professions. And both satisfaction and reward are multiplied when you use the newly available electronic tools to research, create and document your work.   Two of these tools – or “apps” — have the added benefit of being FREE, and available from…

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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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Rosco myColor: Prepare to Get Your Color On!

As Rosco’s Color Product Manager, I am both a working lighting designer, and a self-professed color geek. That’s why I am so excited to announce our new web tool, Rosco myColor. I have personally been using myColor every single day since we got it running in our super-secret internal beta testing lab. Every. Single. Day…

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A New Rosco Website Includes A New Resource For Lighting Designers

by Stan Schwartz, Executive Vice President On May 21st Rosco launched its upgraded website. The website contains scores of pages about the company’s multiple product lines.  It has been upgraded to make it easier and faster for visitors to navigate within the product pages and among the product lines. You’ll also find it easier to…

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