Tag: stage

The Brightness > stage

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” […]

markfisher

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 […]

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 […]

featuredimage

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, […]

spotlight

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 […]

conventional lighting 101

Color Temperature 101

A great concept to be conscious of when you’re talking about lighting design in any aspect, whether you’re lighting a restaurant, a concert stage, or a video set, is color temperature. Color temperature is going to be most important when you’re talking about photography or videography, but can be used in any setting to help […]

colortemp

Haze 101

When it comes to concert style lighting, if you don’t have haze, you don’t have much. You can take 100 moving lights and put them in a room, but with no haze, you’re going to have a severely UNDERwhelming effect. If you’re not familiar with haze, here’s a quick rundown.

haze101

DMX 101

Whether you are at a concert, a church, a play, or a television studio, most likely you’ve seen some lighting that is controlled by DMX. No matter if you’re using a small 4 fader lighting board, or a full size lighting console, or whether you have 1 can light plugged into a dimmer pack, or […]

dmx101

How we built the lightsabers

For Easter this year we wanted to do something fun for our set design. About 3 weeks before Easter an idea hit. My friend Wayne and I had been trying to think of some good uses for LED tape and we decided that this was our chance… If you aren’t familiar with LED tape it’s […]

lightsabers

Lighting – 101

Thanks for checking out our Lighting 101 series! Here we will be periodically posting simple tutorials to help you to understand some of the basic fundamentals of lighting design. Topics will include DMX, Haze, Intelligent Lighting, and more. Have something you’d like to see us write about in a 101? Don’t be afraid to contact […]

lighting101