Friday Flick Lighting Porn – Mark Wynn-Edwards

Marktherockld_Emiliant Torrini

This weeks Friday Flick Lighting Porn comes from Mark Wynn-Edwards.  You may know him better at @marktherockld on flickr.  Mark’s photo was randomly chosen this week to be featured here on iSquint. This photo is from Mark latest tour with Emiliana Torrini. mark explains a little about what he was trying to achieve and some of the lights he used.

From the very beginning  Emilianna (Torrini) had an idea of what she wanted to achieve with the lighting as this was the first time she had a lighting designer normally she used house lighting techs, but it was decided for the last tour of a one year run to bring in an LD with production.

It was decided the lights were to be cohesive with the moods of the music ,limited to generally a very earthy colour pallet with no gobo’s ( emiliana hates them) with the lighting used in a very empathetic way.

The 4 strip backdrop was used as a cyc and for the upbeat moments as emphasis using sudden splashes of colour , was also used for creating effects with the mirror balls and the moving lights.

The back drop was lit  with Colour blast  led fixtures. I was very impressed with the fixture for colour spread and colour mixing.

The colour blast were also used around stage to light up Backline and band again to add splashes of colour and add dramatic emphasis at key moments.

6 VL 2000 hidden behind the backine and were shooting through the Backline – as I was not able to use gobo I decided to use the shafts of light created as as light breaks through as an effect and create atmosphere  – this proved very interesting as the band would have an impact on what the lighting looked  like so you would get breaks in the light created with the neck of a guitar or the drummers foot  for example.

For the darker sentimental  moments there were  3 mirror balls lit with 5 source 4 and the VL2000 and at times the house moving lights.

FOH control was from a Jands Vista T2 ( my own)  this console proved to be a real asset as house generics and moving lights were being re-patched every day but still have the same show because of its fixture patch capabilities.

Wanna see you Lighting Design work featured here on iSquint?  Add you photos to our Friday Flickr Lighting Porn group.  When adding images to the group, add a little bit about the show or event. Want to see more of Mark’s work or contact him, visit his website at www.markwynnedwards.com. You can also read his Where is the Industry Heading interview that he did here on iSquint as well.

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