Joe Paradise: Balancing The Paradox

A “lighting designer’s lighting designer,” Joe Paradise has mastered the most subtle nuances of his trade. His designs can be ferociously bold and delicately subtle at the same time as evident in his seminal work for 311 and Incubus. Among the qualities that have earned this LD the respect of his peers is his ability to create intense lightshows that somehow never overpower the artist on stage. Paradise talked to us about reconciling the seemingly conflicting demands of being both bold and supportive in lighting design.
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Video Insights on Color Palettes

“I always start with color. To me that is the most important aspect of lighting,” so says LD Joe Paradise in our cover story above. Our own Jim Hutchison couldn’t agree more, which is why he did this information-packed Video Insights on the art and science of organizing and managing color palettes. Jim presents a host of cool ideas that will help make your colors rock.
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Craig Rutherford: Road Warrior

Alan Jackson’s lighting director Craig Rutherford has logged more miles on the road than he cares to count touring with a plethora of country superstars. Through it all, he’s learned to roll with the punches (almost quite literally at times) on his many tours. In this interview, Rutherford shares anecdotes and advice about being a road worthy lighting professional. His insights are worth packing in your bags next time you hit the road.
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Nexus on the Move

The red-hot Christian alternative band Rend Collective has been maintaining a grueling touring schedule. Lighting Designer Tyler Santangelo keeps things simple, but powerful on the group’s easily transportable rig by finding a multitude of ways to energize the stage with Nexus 4x4 Panels.
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Palm-Sized Palette

Now you can fit super-sized color into pint-sized places with the new COLORdash Accent Quad. It’s small enough to fit in your hand, yet its 10-watt RGBA LED light source has enough output (140 lux @ 5 meters) to make any tight space come alive with a spectrum of brilliant saturated colors and vibrant true pastels.
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