Stage Lighting

LDI 2009 Report

I attended LDI (Live Design International) last Friday in Orlando, FL.  This was my second time at the show (read my report from 2007).  Overall, I’d say this year’s show was scaled back from 2007, which is not surprising considering how the economic recession has affected the entertainment industry.  There were fewer booths this year,

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Cheap LED fixtures

Normally, we stay far away from anything marketed to DJ’s, but we’ve been experimenting with cheap LED fixtures as an inexpensive way to put more colors on stage.  LED fixtures have a few advantages: they efficiently produce light without much heat, they don’t require a dimmer, and they can produce multiple colors without gel changes. 

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Cool set design: Part II

Here’s another cool set design.  What’s interesting about these two pictures is that the set is illuminated using the same lights at two different intensity levels, but the color seems different.  That’s a neat feature of incandescent lights–at low intensity you can get deep, saturated colors. Here is a look in another color. I didn’t

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Cool set design: part 1

After a longer-than-expected holiday break, I’m back with a slightly different topic: set design and construction. Someone else designs and builds our sets, but I get to light them, and I’m usually tasked with documenting them. Our lighting console evaluations have been on hold for the holidays, but I plan to get back to it

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