The Big Picture blog has a huge post full of beautiful lightning shots. Take a moment and check it out! Here are three of my favorites from the post – come on, everyone loves lightning!
On July 22 of this year, China and part of Asia saw the longest solar eclipse of this century – six minutes and 39 seconds long. The next longest solar eclipse? I certainly won’t see it, as it’s supposed to take place in 2132. Maybe Bernie Madoff can see it when he gets out of […]2009, Boston Globe, china, solar eclipse, The Big Picture
When I stumbled on the link to the metaconcrete site, my first thought was – “websites with frames still exist?” Then I was wow’ed by the wonder of the Universe Light – a fixture with particular attention paid to the shade – and beautiful projections. This light casts lighting texture all over the room – […]Home Lighting, metaconcrete, projection, Universe Light
The Telegraph posted some images of Aurora Borealis – or as most refer to them, “The Northern Lights.” I have never had the pleasure of seeing this phenomenon, but my wife and I have a goal to save up for an Alaska trip to see them in the Northern night sky at some point in […]aurora, aurora borealis, phenomenon, solar winds
Santa Monica city government and the Santa Monica Arts Foundation produced an even in Summer 2008 called Glow 08 – it was an evening to morning event featuring music, light, and art installations and projects. From the website and other articles I’ve read, it was pretty fantastic. One of the projects I ran across was […]art, California, Glow 08, Haque, installations, interactive, Light Art, Primal Source, Santa Monica, Video
Being a lighting designer who LOVES atmospherics, especially haze, I would be prone to say “no, absolutely not, I need it!” But as anyone who has worked with Equity and the other performers’ unions before, you’d know that there are limits. Everything in moderation, I suppose. Atmospheric products – ie, haze and fog – give […]Atmospheric, cracked oil, DF-50, fog, haze, projector, sal ammoniac, smoke
There’s a product called “Fogscreen.” Fogscreen is basically a sheet of atmospheric that is jetted downwards so that a projector or other fixture can project onto the screen. You can walk through it. Great, right? The thing is – this actually works really well. I was amazed at how clear and bright the projected image […]Fog Screen, Fogscreen, LDI, LDI 2008