Imagine if your company won an award for excellence in its field and you were invited to be feted at a gala awards ceremony. Then imagine that, instead of just accepting the award, your company had the opportunity to show those gathered how much you deserve the award by staging the ceremony.
As the peppy strains of the song “Goodbye Earl” fill Madison Square Garden, the trio known as the Dixie Chicks hit the stage on their current world tour, “Top of the World.” Simultaneously, animated frying pans, hams, and skulls-and-crossbones fly across LED video screens.
All of the (very) young people who are now counting Britney Spears' tour last year as their first live show ever will no doubt be disappointed by every other concert that follows — at least when it comes to sheer spectacle. With 18 trucks of equipment, a full band, eight dancers, the requisite massive lighting and video system, myriad costume changes, and every major special effect ...
Technical directors and prop masters live and die by their "Bag-O-Tricks." No matter how complicated the show is, there are usually one or two items that a resourceful technician can pull and/or modify from stock....More
Production and lighting designers Steve Lieberman and Seth Jackson discuss how to create engaging environments that suit the needs of the client; dealing with artists’ riders; fiscal responsibilities of a designer; and scaling creative from small festivals to massives....More