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Lighting Nerds Episode 002 - Vive la France

Posted by Craig Rutherford on November 26, 2015 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

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History and terminology: Limelight



Space Glass art: entire solar systems within tiny glass spheres

Posted by Craig Rutherford on November 20, 2015 at 11:11am 0 Comments

I love glass artwork. Glass has the ability to be both incredibly strong and yet in its brittleness lies a fragility that we're all familiar with. Japanese artist Satoshi Tomizu sculpts amazing glass spheres which appear to contain planets, galaxies and beautiful tentril-like galactic structures, and a few others appear to contain delicate flower-like objects.…


Lighting Designers or "Coolhunters"?

Posted by Ben Diaz on November 17, 2015 at 12:34pm 0 Comments

I really love my free time. Spending time with my family, going to cinema or walking the dog; I prefer any of those activities rather than investing full days in front of a computer, searching about the “trendiest” things in the world of lighting. Even when this is a technological profession, which is always moving fast, even when we love to learn more and more about lighting, where is the limit between increasing our knowledge and wasting our time with lengthy research about temporary…


Lighting Nerds podcast launch

Posted by Craig Rutherford on November 14, 2015 at 10:31am 0 Comments

Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

As promised a few months ago, we (me and my co-conspirator) are proud to announce the release of a new podcast geared toward entertainment lighting. We are calling it Lighting Nerds, and you can find the website here, as well as subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or via the…


The Case of the Mysterious Hippo Server

Posted by Craig Rutherford on November 3, 2015 at 11:42am 0 Comments

A few weeks ago I had the misfortune to have a Green Hippo media server sent to me for a show by a well-known company that provides gear such as this. The misfortune was not so much that I got a Hippotizer, because they're excellent media servers that I've worked with before – but this particular server (or more accurately the software on it) was a giant lemon.

There are really four separate…


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