Lighting “Design” Software

Light Plot detailWhile paper and pencil were the preferred method of many designers even ten years ago, today, designers are expected to use computer-based programs to support their design work. Current lighting technology has also increased the need for a diverse...

Rogier van der Heide: Why light needs darkness

“Lighting architect Rogier van der Heide offers a beautiful new way to look at the world — by paying attention to light (and to darkness). Examples from classic buildings illustrate a deeply thought-out vision of the play of light around us.”

Rosco’s Gobo Rotator highlights

Scott Parker visited with Rosco’s Chad Tiller at the USITT 2011 Conference in Charlotte NC. Chad showed off Rosco’s newest wizz-bang line of gobo rotators. It’s an overview and slightly commercial in nature. Enjoy.

Light Plots via Origami

I will be presenting “Lighting Plots via Origami” at the Georgia Thespian Conference, aka ThesCon. Date/time to be announced. How easy, or hard, is it to figure out what lighting units you need to cover your stage? I have do this fun presentation about how...

Tharon Musser Passes

It is with sadness that I announce the passing of Tharon Musser. The grand-dame of lighting design. Here is an article that I found most interesting…  NY Times: August 3, 1987 BRINGING A STAGE TO LIGHT By JEREMY GERARD On the stage, a trio of white singers has just...