Award-winning lighting designer, Howell Binkley, who won a Tony for his lighting of Jersey Boys, is on the faculty for the 2014 Broadway Lighting Master Classes where he will discuss his lighting for the current production of After Midnight. The lighting crew included associate Ryan O’Gara, and production electrician Keith Buchanan.
"The largest technical challenge was having the 17-piece orchestra on a fixed platform center stage, which of course, left little room for scenery and actors,” explains Binkley. “Because of this my lighting had to define and isolate many different locations throughout the piece. This challenge was solved by John Lee Beatty's drops and scrims, which were perfectly utilized throughout the production."
The lighting rig for After Midnight includes an ETC Eos console, Pathway Opto-splitters, City Theatrical DMX switch and other accessories, PRG Series 400 power and data distro system, fixtures by ETC, Philips Vari-Lite, Chroma Q, Altman, and Lycian, plus haze machines by MDG, with Martin Jem fans. There are also 60 Wybron ColorRam scrollers. The rental shop was PRG. Ryan O'Gara served as associate lighting designer.
Take a peek at the lighting:
Binkley’s other Broadway works include: A Christmas Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Magic/Bird, How to Succeed… starring Daniel Radcliffe (2011 Tony nomination), Million Dollar Quartet, Lombardi, Memphis, West Side Story (2009 Tony nomination), Guys and Dolls, Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, In The Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Crybaby, Xanadu, LoveMusik, The Farnsworth Invention, Bridge & Tunnel, Jersey Boys (Tony Award Winner), Steel Magnolias, Dracula, Avenue Q, Golda’s Balcony, Hollywood Arms, The Look of Love, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Minnelli on Minnelli, The Full Monty, Parade, Kiss Of The Spider Woman (1993 Tony nomination), Sacrilege, Taking Sides, How To Succeed... (starring Matthew Broderick), High Society, and Grease.
To hear Binkley discuss his lighting for After Midnight, and be inspired by the entire A-list of lighting designers on the BLMC faculty this year—FULL SCHEDULE HERE—register by April 10 to enjoy early bird rates.
Or REGISTER for any two or all three Broadway Master Classes for the best professional design training on the Great White Way:
May 30-June 1: BLMC (includes a ticket to Rocky)
June 2-3: BPMC: (includes a ticket to Here Lies Love)
June 4-6: BSMC (includes a ticket to Bullets Over Broadway)