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.”

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...

Lighting Design: Part One

here’s the first paragraph excerpt from an article recently published in Dramatics Magazine, January 2009. To read the entire article, please download this PDF: Dramatics_Dark_Stormy_Night. Lighting Design is an art form unto itself. At the same time, lighting...