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Interview With 2011 Student Lighting Design Competition Winner – Colin Chauche

Interview With 2011 Student Lighting Design Competition Winner – Colin Chauche

Lat year about this time, students were cramming to get their entries completed for the 2011 Student Lighting Design Competition. Last year’s winner, Colin Chauche sat down with iSquint to talk about his experience and offers some advice to students looking to enter into the 2012 Student Lighting Design Competition. Let this interview serve as […]

#USITT: Students Review

#USITT: Students Review

Now that USITT is over, its time to return to real life, as much as we would rather pretend it doesn’t exist. I’ve had an awesome time this week catching up with old friends, making new friends, walking the floor, and as always learning even more about the opportunities in our future after school. I […]

Where is the Industry Heading – Andrew Griffin

Where is the Industry Heading – Andrew Griffin

What a week and weekend huh? First there was USITT all week and then the iPad get launched on Saturday! I think it is time to come back to reality. What better way to come back down by kicking off the month of April with the monthly column, Where is the Industry Heading. This month […]

iSquint.net Podcast: Episode 9 – Interview with Steve Shelley

iSquint.net Podcast: Episode 9 – Interview with Steve Shelley

It’s that time, everyone is gearing up for USITT Conference and Stage Expo in Kansas City. As you travel to USITT today or tomorrow, I put together a podcast with Mr. Steven Shelley.  You may know Mr. Shelley from his book, A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting or possibly through his company, Field Templates. Or, […]

iSquint Podcast: Episode 8 – Interview with USITT President, Carl Lefko

iSquint Podcast: Episode 8 – Interview with USITT President, Carl Lefko

Can you smell that?  It’s the smell of excitement and anticipation. The USITT Conference and Stage Expo is right around the corner in Kansas City at the end of the month. As everyone is preparing to make the trip to KC for the Conference, what better time to learn a little bit about the organization […]

iSquint Podcast: Episode 7 – Finding Your Next Lighting Desk

iSquint Podcast: Episode 7 – Finding Your Next Lighting Desk

It is that time of year, the trade show season is about to begin.  Visitors from around the country and around the world visit trade shows to see some of the latest products and services available to our beloved industry. One of the most talked about and sometimes confusing product to compare is lighting control […]

Where is the Industry Heading – Edward Warren

Where is the Industry Heading – Edward Warren

This months interview for the continuing column, Where is the Industry Heading, I got a chance to talk with Edward Warren.  Edward is a fellow lighting designer based in London, England and runs his own lighting design firm, Next Level Lights. You may know Ed from his twitter name, @edforever. Ed takes a a couple […]

Where is the Industry Heading – An Interview with Steve Shelley

Where is the Industry Heading – An Interview with Steve Shelley

This months Where is the Industry Heading Column is an interview with noted Lighting Designer and drafting symbol guru, Steven Shelley. In addition to Mr. Shelley’s design talents and drafting template genius, he has also found time to write a book for the lighting industry, A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting which just recently went […]

iSquint Podcast – Episode 4 – ETC at LDI

iSquint Podcast – Episode 4 – ETC at LDI

In this, the fourth episode of the iSquint Podcast, I got a chance to sit down with Anne Valentino and David Lincecum for ETC, (Electronic Theatre Controls) at LDI in Orlando Florida. Anne and David explained how the Eos family of desks were developed and how they listened to the lighting community to design the […]

Where is the Industry Heading: An Interview with Gregg Hillmar

Where is the Industry Heading: An Interview with Gregg Hillmar

This months column, Where is the Industry Heading is an interview with Gregg Hillmar. You may have heard my talking about Gregg recently with the release of his latest book, Light Plot Deconstructed, which is a tutorial guide for Vectorworks and developing a light plot with in the software. Gregg is also an accomplished lighting […]

iSquint Podcast: Episode 3 – Squintin’ at the grandMA2

iSquint Podcast: Episode 3 – Squintin’ at the grandMA2

In this, the third episode of the iSquint Podcast, I got a chance to sit down with Brian Dowd and Joe Cabera from ACT Lighting to talk about the grandMA2 lighting desk. Joe and Brian were kind enough to take time out of their very busy trade show duties to sit down and explain to […]

Where is the Industry Heading: An Interview with James Bedell

Where is the Industry Heading: An Interview with James Bedell

This month, I interviewed James Bedell, a lighting designer that got his start in the theatre world and has since found a wide variety of work in the architectural and corporate lighting markets.  Not to long ago, James got involved in design high end residential, commercial and retails spaces all around the world. More recently, […]