Black Light Effects – They’re Not Just for Halloween Anymore

Tis the season for haunted houses, spooky mazes and Halloween parties. No doubt, if you partake in any of the above, you’ll probably experience at least one black light effect. We covered what makes good black light in a previous Spectrum post. Now, we’ll illustrate how, thanks to the LED black light technology found in…

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There’s More Than One Way to Stage a CATS

Italy is not especially renowned for its productions of modern musicals. Its fame lies in having invented the form of musical theatre called “opera.” When Saverio Marconi, the acclaimed director of the Compagnia della Rancia, finally obtained the rights to CATS after six years of negotiations with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group – he…

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All Of The GAM Products You Love – Where You Need Them, When You Want Them

When Rosco & GAM merged this spring, there was an outpouring of support from customers expressing their love for their favorite GAM products.  In this Spectrum post we’re going to highlight some of the items that are especially exciting additions to Rosco’s portfolio of products. GAM Gobos The Great American Market opened in 1975 selling…

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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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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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The Colors Designers Are Using Now … And Why (Pt. 3)

by Stan Schwartz, Executive Vice President As regular readers of Spectrum know, Rosco has asked for lighting designers to submit photos of the design work of which they’re proud of, along with a narrative of why they chose the colors they did and what they thought their design accomplished. Our goal was to share these…

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