It’s the middle of October, but the evening is getting late at the Antaeus Theatre in Glendale, Calif. and Technical Director Adam Meyer is coaxing stubborn wires into wall sconces that were never designed to hold LED candles.
It is rare for lighting designers to care much about the Australian platypus but Chris Rynne has no choice.
At Academy Lighting Consultants, founder and president Jeff Engel sticks to a winning formula that gives control to their ten designers and security for their clients: great talent and a deep pool of knowledge.
Only in Southern California will a Spanish Mission bell tower share the skyline with an array of Source Four fixtures rigged on telephone poles.
The entertainment industry abounds with “right place at the right time” anecdotes, and lighting designer Tom Beck is the first to admit that he caught a lucky break early in his career.
When the British band Supertramp stopped touring in 1980, they left a legacy more enduring than sold-out arenas and platinum albums on the office wall.
Rob Fritz is delighted with ETC’s recent union with High End Systems. “I always was a Hog guy and now I can say I’m an ETC Hog guy,” he states with pride. As a senior lighting designer, focusing on special and live events for Burbank-based Radiance Lightworks, he has designed or programmed on a...
In 1963 the Beatles invaded America, a gallon of gas cost 25 cents and Acey Decy Lighting opened for business in Hollywood, CA. Founded by Cliff and Susan Renfro while Cliff was a gaffer at Paramount Pictures, the company supplied lighting and grip equipment to The Merv Griffin Show, The People’s...