This week I'll be focusing and setting light levels in a corporate board room. The photo below shows the installation and testing of a cove illuminated with RGBW LED fixtures. The second photo shows the installation of a hard dropped ceiling with downlights surrounding a luminous ceiling.
Let's talk about stage floors for a moment because they don't always get the attention they deserve. The floor of the stage serves two important purposes: it's the working surface for performers and it's the attachment surface to brace or lock down scenery. These functions have very different requirements, but both have to be worked into the floor design. Here's why.
Sometimes the New York Times is oblivious and yesterday was one of them. In an article titled Lighting a Room, Simplified the author wrote about the importance of lighting in the home. In preparing the article, she spoke to and quoted four interior designers, one fixture manufacturers and one professional lighting designer. In addition, all eight of the photos in the article are taken during the day, so they're nice illustrations of the use of windows and daylight in residential interiors but terrible illustrations of electric lighting, which is the topic of the article. They seem to be marketing photos for particular lighting fixtures, not examples of good lighting.
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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!