Tag: stage design

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Pre-Viz 101

I program lights for 3 church services a week, Wednesday night, Saturday night, Sunday morning. In addition to that throughout the year we also have several large events that we do including Easter Weekend, our large Christmas production, and the Love Is Red conference (loveisred.net), we have a small amount of LED fixtures and moving […]

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Remembering Stage Designer, Mark Fisher

It was announced that Mark Fisher passed away on June 25th. Mark was a very gifted architect and stage designer, and over the last 25 years has created stages for U2, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Cirque Du Soleil and even the Beijing Olympics opening and closing ceremonies. His incredible work even includes the mammoth “claw” […]

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Hillsong United : Welcome Zion Tour

Going to the Hillsong United tour was really exciting. Being a church lighting designer married to a worship leader, this is definitely an event that we can benefit from. At our church, we love Hillsong United songs, so it was really cool to get a chance to go and watch the people that actually wrote […]

Maroon 5’s Overexposed Tour

Amazing use of LED imagery, in addition to using over 100 Clay Paky Sharpys. Check out the article from LiveDesign!

Love Is Red Conference 2013

You’ve probably noticed that most of the photos on this site are from the same event. That event? Love Is Red 2013. Love is Red is a youth and young adult conference that takes place every year at my church, Faith Family Church, in North Canton, Oh (myfaithfamily.com) The conference is a three day event […]

Spotlight – Mitchell Schellenger and Cort Lawrence – Pulse Entertainment Solutions

Thrift Shopping – Designing for Macklemore’s College Tour on University Budgets. Pulse Entertainment Solutions, a Denver based production design firm was tasked with designing a series of high energy shows for one of the hottest names in music, “Macklemore and Ryan Lewis”. The catch: design shows that maintained visual continuity, and were worthy of staging […]

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Spotlight Series

We are always looking for new ways to educate and inspire all of our lighting friends, and one of the best ways to learn more about what you could be doing is to see what others are doing. This thought inspired the Spotlight Series, monthly interviews with people from different disciplines of lighting and production, […]

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Conventional Lighting 101

When talking about stage lighting you typically have two main types of lighting: conventional and intelligent. The difference is simple, conventional lighting is basically anything that only has one function, lighting up. Intelligent lighting refers to fixtures that have more abilities, such as focus, color change, gobos, prism, etc. In this 101 we’re going to […]

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Lumens, Lux, and Footcandles

When comparing fixtures there are lots of things to take into consideration before purchasing or renting. One of the most confusing parts is comparing brightness. Sometimes when you look at the specs on a fixture it will give you a measurement in lumens (lm) and sometimes it will measure it in lux (lx). Lumens and […]

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