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Sunday YouTube Video – History of Stage Lamps

Sunday YouTube Video – History of Stage Lamps

A late but great Sunday Youtube Video. This past week I learned a LOT. But why does it have to end? Let’s keep learning! Take a look at this great video about the history of stage lighting and lamps. No, nothing is wrong with your speakers, there is no sound. Prepare to read and learn […]

#LDI2010: Rosco Celebrates 100 Years and Announces Two New Products

#LDI2010: Rosco Celebrates 100 Years and Announces Two New Products

2010 Marks the 100th anniversary of Rosco Labs.  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ROSCO!  Congratulations on 100 years, here is to hundreds and hundreds more!  At LDI 2010, Rosco had 100 years of history of the company on display.  WOW, there were some pretty interesting facts and old products and swatch books on display. Joel Svendsen of Rosco […]

Book Review: The Designs of Jules Fisher

Book Review: The Designs of Jules Fisher

The history of lighting design is taught in almost every entry level theatre appreciation class at the college level in the states.  It almost every textbook associated with that level of class gives a brief and limited lesson of the history of lighting design and the pioneers of the our field. It’s in these classes […]

Books: Late & Great: American Designers 1960-2010

Books: Late & Great: American Designers 1960-2010

I am a huge history buff.  I just can’t get enough learning about our past!  ESPECIALLY when it comes to our industry. I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll say it again.  I feel that we should look to the past and learn about where we can from to help us move forward. History has a […]

Hug a Arbor, It’s Arbor Day!

Hug a Arbor, It’s Arbor Day!

Today is the last Friday in April, that means it is Arbor Day! It is the day were we stop and hug our arbors, thank them for their hard work.  Just kidding, that would be kinda funny though if it were true. Personally, I love Arbors! They hold all the weight to keep pipes flying […]

Fred Foster and the History of ETC Consoles at USITT

Fred Foster and the History of ETC Consoles at USITT

The history lessons just don’t stop when you are on a roll!  During USITT in Kansas City, Fred Foster, CEO of Electronic Theatre Controls happen to be wondering around the 50 years of Lighting Display by the USITT Lighting Commission.  Mr. Foster was kind enough to take some time out and walk us through a […]

Anne Valentino & Console History at USITT 2010

Anne Valentino & Console History at USITT 2010

Yesterday I post the first of a copy of history lessons from USITT starting with Gordan Pearlman talking about the Kliegl Performer.  Anne Valentino, an industry legend and console goddess was kind enough to walk me through some of her history with almost all of the console on display at the USITT 50 years of […]

Gordan Pearlman Explains the Kliegl Performer at USITT 2010

Gordan Pearlman Explains the Kliegl Performer at USITT 2010

One of the most exciting and well attended booths at USITT was the USITT Lighting Commission’s, 50 years of lighting display, or better known as the lighting museum.  Joshua Williamson, Todd Proffitt, Tracey Fitch, Andrea Bilkey and Jennifer Griffin put in countless hours to pull all this together for us. One of the most exciting […]