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Rogues Get Ferocious At Furia Latina

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – For Jim Lo-A-Njoe, the inspiration for putting together the Furia Latina lighting rig began with the first word in the November 4 concert’s name – “Furia!” Looking to reflect the fury of reggaetón music’s powerful and unsettling emotions in light, he wanted to create looks that would blow through the stage with […]

Balancing Act: Tim Messina Making Light and Video Work Together

The space separating lighting from video has narrowed at an astonishingly rapid rate. Thanks to technological advances like pixel mapping and high-output LED video panels that easily double as lighting fixtures, what was once a gap just a few years ago has narrowed to an ever-so-small crevice. This convergence has created a wealth of opportunity […]

On The House

Quite a few skills that go way beyond lighting design are needed to make someone a successful house LD. Part psychologist and part tour guide, good house LDs not only need to make visiting designers and bands feel welcomed, they also often have to lend a supportive ear to visitors who recount woeful tales of […]

Colorizing Czech Fest

Colours of Ostrava is the biggest international music festival in the Czech Republic and one of the largest in Central Europe. With its unique location at the Dolní oblast Vítkovice, an old Czechoslovak mine with Unesco World Heritage status, the festival draws some of the biggest musical acts from around the globe. This year, it […]

Chris Reade: Light Moves

Lights are often the last things this Las-Vegas based designer thinks of when conceptualizing looks for a tour. Admittedly that might seem strange at first, given the bright, brilliantly colored lightshows he’s created on the way to earning a CMA Award and Parnelli nomination. Still, for Reade the power of lights lies not only in […]