Category Archive: Lighting & Theatre

Jul 27

#LightingAdventures

So as part of this twitter thing, I’m trying something new.  For the next week or so, I’m in Edinburgh as a lighting designer, working on a show on the Fringe called Crazy Glue.  And as Edinburgh schedules tend to reduce my blogging activities anyway, I figured I’d try this ‘twitter’ thing, telling tales of …

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Jul 18

Satisfied Against Adversity

I wish I didn’t have to say this, but a lot of the time, anywhere between 30-80% of a lighting designer’s job is a battle against adversity.  On massive productions this may not be the case so much, but on your standard fringe-ish show, an LD may have all the vision in the world, but …

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Jun 01

Carousel

I love it when you reach a point in a creative relationship where you get to say ‘no’.  There are various different levels of conversation you can have with a director or designer.  With someone who you don’t know, as a lighting designer you frequently find yourself having to say something along the lines of, …

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May 16

Eurovision…?

I don’t watch Eurovision. Honestly, it’s just not my cuppa tea, even as a curious lighting designer who sometimes lights music.  And if I do watch, I tend to turn the sound down. For any readers outside Europe who have wandered onto this blog, let me clarify.  Eurovision is a once-yearly celebration of the joyously …

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Apr 12

Three Years a Lighting Designer

I have now been a theatre lighting designer for three years and… oooh… six months, give or take.  I say ‘I have been’ but in my first secondment out of RADA a large part of the experience was being informed that to even call myself a lighting designer, in my ignorant state, was an offense …

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