Gobos, aka templates or patterns, have been around for a very long time. You don’t need the latest moving light to give your show textured light on stage. Gobo patterns can help you tell the story via projecting images of trees, windows, clocks, clouds and so many more. Lighting designers can make their own patterns from pie tins and an xacto blade when they want to put their own spin on things. Speaking of spinning, gobo rotators are one of the easiest ways to add some special effects to a production.