At a project meeting yesterday a client expressed frustration with the caveats we place at the end of our lighting fixture budget. Why can’t we give the client a simple, accurate budget estimate?
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Our own Ed McCarthy has received his third Emmy nomination! Ed was part of the lighting team for the 71st Annual Tony Awards. The team's work has been nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special. Ed's previous nominations were for lighting of the Tony Awards in 2017 and 2014. Congratulations, Ed!
Our friend and classmate David Zinn designed the costumes and scenery for "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical." David's designs have been nominated for Tony Awards, and his costumes were profiled in Friday's New York Times. Congratulations David!
The Stage reported yesterday that "The European Union is considering banning tungsten halogen lamps in entertainment lighting, due to environmental concerns over their energy inefficiency." There are so many reasons this is hopelessly misguided. Let me list a few.
ESTA and PLASA have announce the release of an International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging (ICOPER). The document, which is an outline of actions to be taken at each stage of rigging, from pre-design through removal from the venue, is available as a free download at www.esta.org/icoper or www.plasa.org/icoper. ICOPER was created to promote awareness and safety worldwide by providing a model sequence of considerations and actions. The focus is on arena rigging, however it is applicable to all event production rigging disciplines. Regulations and standards differ around the world, so ICOPER is not prescriptive. However, it provides a series of guidelines that, if followed, are expected to produce predictable results and enhance safe practice.