CHAUVET Professional: Lighting Insights
Lighting Insights
Matt Ford
This Prime Time Emmy nominated LD who's worked in various capacities on two Super Bowl halftime shows as well as for Madonna, Michael Jackson, Cher, Robin Williams and Britney Spears among others, sat down with us to explain why lighting and scenic elements should be joined at the hip in every designer’s creative thought process.
Lighting Unconventional Stages
You don't need a theater to have a successful stage production. A growing number of theatrical events are taking place in nontraditional settings from empty warehouses to abandoned power plants. Designer Mike Inwood shares some of the lessons he’s learned lighting productions in non-theatrical venues.
Zooming In The Fast Lane
No longer limited to moving heads, zoom features are now often found in static washes too. There's a good reason why zoom has become more prevalent: it increases the versatility of a fixture. Senior Product Manager Ford Sellers looks at this trend and offers pointers on evaluating a fixture’s zoom capabilities.
Ovation Ellipsoidals Surprise Touring LD
The lighting designer for the well-traveled Academy of Country Music Award winning Eli Young Band, Dave Carr often uses house rigs in his lightshows. At a recent stop at the historic Cone Denim Center in Greensboro, NC he encountered the Ovation E-190WW for the first time. It forever changed his views on what a LED ellipsoidal can do.
Video Insights
Going beyond (or more accurately below!) roof truss systems will add depth to your designs and make them more immersive. Our own Sam Bowden shares some tips on how to do this safely and effectively with sub hung truss structures.