In the beginning there was nothing. God said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. ~Ellen DeGeneres
How true that is, especially when it some to lighting a stage! As promised, I am going to launch into a few images from the events world that I work in. For the most part, you see me throwing up random images from the world as I see it. Although that is usually where my head is at (somewhere in the world that is), I’m gonna reel myself in this week and catch up a bit. Hope you like….
Our first collection is a group of images from an event we did last year up in Greensboro, NC. As luck would have it, you’ll find us up there again this year in about 3 weeks actually. More to come on that I am sure.
This years design in in the can and ready for shop prep. One week of shop prep, two days of on site setup, one day of rehearsal, 8 vendors, and 12 trucks later….we will be ready for the attendees.
Although the house lights do a great job at lighting the arena floor, the drama of the set is lost without creative stage lighting!
With the press of a button, the set can easily take on a completely different feel with the use of color and texture.
Although this post is more about lighting than anything, the image below is a great example of blending HDR processing with masking and levels. The screen capture was masked in with a single exposure fast enough to capture the detail without blur, while the rest of the image was created with a series of exposures to capture the entire dynamic range.
A few members of the Team:
The Event Producer Ashley Events
The Lighting Hy-Lite Productions, Inc.
The Audio Event EQ
The Playback Harbor Entertainment
The Video Quince Imaging
The Media Media Lab
The Rigging Atlanta Rigging Systems
Incidentally, working with word press and expecting it to act like a WYSIWYG layout is really quite impossible, or at least for me so far. The layout I ended up going with is NOTHING like I originally envisioned. Any suggestions would be welcome! I think I just lost about 3 hours I will never get back! Here’s hoping tomorrow is a little smoother. Like anything…..one step forward, 2 steps back, 3 steps forward, 2 steps back……
More from the wonderful world of lighting tomorrow!