An A-list of New York lighting and projection designers share their tips, techniques, challenges, inspiration, and use of technology in projects from Off Broadway and Broadway to concerts, television, dance, and corporate events...
Christopher Janney premiered his concert/multimedia event, Exploring Hidden Music at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, where he projected realtime images on an LED wall via the rhythms of his Visual Synthesizer.
“We start long before the artist is picked, as the NFL wants information about lighting positions, which we deal with in the summer, and the artist is usually picked in the fall,” explains Bob Barnhart, lighting designer from Full Flood in Los Angeles, who lit the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show on February 1, 2015.
The following interviews with Bill Parker, John Allen, John Primrose, Simon Fraulo, and Tim Atkinson were recorded at the Strand Lighting booth at PLASA 2014 last October as these UK lighting industry stalwarts shed light on their relationships with Strand.
One of the highlights of the 2014 Fall For Dance Festival was Words, a world premiere by Mark Morris and performed by the Mark Morris Dance Group on October 8 at New York City Center, marked Nick Kolin’s debut as lighting designer for the company, with which he has been touring since 2011.
I was on my way to the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU to see the Joshua Light Show (JLS) as part of a festival where this psychedelic projection design dating from the late ‘60s was back on stage.