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Feb 09, 2015

LD On The DL: Don't Work For Free

A friend on Facebook recently posted a Craig’s List ad. Someone wants a Lighting Designer and gear for an upcoming fashion show for free. There are....More
Jun 13, 2014

LD On The DL: The Vectorworks Dilemma3

Last summer during a load-in I began wondering how many people actually owned a legal copy of Vectorworks and/or were abiding by the user agreement....More
Nov 22, 2013

The Evolution of Lighting Control in Motion Picture and Television1

Scott Barnes and Joshua Thatcher gave an interesting lecture highlighting just how much our industry has changed in the past 14 years.  It was....More
Nov 22, 2013

Some Nifty Apollo Products

Apollo has invented some nifty things which caught my eye....More
Nov 22, 2013

If It Makes Light, It's Mine!

I got a chance to sit in on the session, If It Makes Light, It’s Mine - Lighting Design in a Digital World, presented by Lighting Designer Brian Gale....More
Nov 21, 2013

Live Blogging from the Projection Master Classes at LDI 2013

Once again I will be a stranger in a strange land, a lighting designer sitting amongst projection people as I audit day two of the Projection....More
Nov 21, 2013

Can LEDs Replace Tungsten?

Can LEDs replace tungsten? Bobby Harrell, Product Marketing Manager of Phillips, gave an interesting lecture at LDI on the light source that....More
Jul 16, 2013

LD On The DL: Cleared To Land 1 4 R

Flying an airplane and running a light board for a live T.V. show seem to have little in common. However, I think they are some striking....More
Feb 03, 2013

LD On The DL: Internship Season

The beginning of January heralds the start of Intern Season, and I'm a little nervous....More
Nov 19, 2012

LD On The DL: Has The Rate Changed In 10 Years?

During the spring I wanted to conduct a survey of New York freelancers’ pay. I wanted to tell a story about how union and non-union rates have....More
Oct 25, 2012

LD On The DL: The Incredible, Bendable Contract

One of the hardest aspects of my job is navigating the complex union work rules that govern how our day unfolds. Specifically when do we bend the....More
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