Industry leading manufacturers and technical specialists demonstrated equipment. Broadway lighting designer Jennifer Tipton presented the keynote opening session.
Jennifer Tipton is a lighting designer. She has designed for dance, theater and opera. In 1958, she graduated from Cornell University. While performing as a dancer and rehearsal mistress, she noticed the importance of lighting, and studied dance lighting with Thomas Skelton, becoming his assistant. Her first lighting design for Broadway was in 1969 for Our Town, and her most recent in 2013
While we thing it's very important for every designer and technician to be able to draw with a pencil on paper, the current practice is to create light plots using the computer. This session will introduce you to Computer Aided Design, aka CAD and how we use it, the computer, to draft light plots.
Lighting Design is an art form unto itself. At the same time, lighting designers are part of a collaborative team with the director and the other designers, including Scenic, Costume, Sound, Projections, etc. It is the collaborative work of the design team and director that brings that art to the stage. Scott will discuss some of the technical steps required to be a team member in the theater production collaborative process.
L&SA provides the highest quality coverage of the professional use of lighting, sound, video, staging and rigging technology across the following areas:
Live Performance - theatre, concert touring, festival, dance, opera
Club & Leisure - nightclub, bar, restaurant
Venue Technology - theatre, arena, TV studio, conference
Corporate Events - presentation, display, stage, set