To celebrate the annual NASCAR Nextel Cup Awards Ceremony on December 3rd, Jason Robinson was commissioned to light the ceiling in the grand ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York. "I chose the VARI*LITE® VL3000™ Spot luminaires for their ability to paint gorgeous pictures," says Robinson, lighting designer for the televised awards banquet. Robinson was limited on space, size, and throw distance, because the grand ballroom is a shallow theatre. To create the enormous look he had ...

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