With rapid advances in technology, a challenging economic environment, and more demanding clients than ever before, how is the live-event lighting community coping? SRO's Sharon Stancavage recently polled three well-known lighting industry players to get their views on the state of their art.
When the Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago began its expansion into a new, one million-square-foot facility in mid-May, a typical groundbreaking ceremony, complete with the requisite dignitaries and silver shovel, was certainly expected by most of those attending.
SRO didn't attend the North American International Auto Show to cover the cars. Two high profile Toyota press events took place at the start of the show: the Sienna minivan introduction and the Toyota corporate event, which highlights the latest concept cars from Japan, and SRO hung out with the crews working those events.
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