The American Theatre Wing just put out an excellent new video interview with Tony Award-winning lighting designers Natasha Katz (Aladdin) and Howell Binkley (Hamilton) about the art and practice of lighting design for live theatre. View the video below:
Chauvet Professional, a U.S.-based lighting company, published an excellent blog post on August 29 with tips for those starting out in or a part of a entertainment technology program. Though written with the focus on lighting design, several of these tips are excellent life skills. To summarize, their tips include:
1. "As a rule, 15 minutes early is on time, on time is late."
2. "Read a lot. Reading helps you to develop your visualization skills."
3. "Listen to music with your eyes closed."
4. "Listen to more music. Same song, different artist."
5. "Observe naturally occurrences of light."
7. "Complete your projects with great detail."
8. "Collaborate with your classmates."
9. "Free time = scene shop."
10. "Work every position."
11. "Take a look at number 1."