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Episode Info: Today’s podcast is episode # 105 and we’re taking a little throwback moment to an episode we aired almost 2 years ago! In this episode, we sit down with 2 different lighting professionals to talk about different colors, approaches, etc. I’d also like to mention the sponsor of the show, Learn Stage Lighting Labs. If you like what you hear and you’ve enjoyed our videos I want to encourage you to check Learn Stage Lighting Labs. It’s everything we offer on the site and so much more. Lighting News (0:50) As I titled this episode, I’m late to the game… I finally watched Hamilton and it came out on Disney Plus a month ago. Hamilton is a musical and I absolutely enjoyed it. Of course I had to watch the lighting and it was really interesting to watch how they did it. It was so good and definitely not your traditional lighting show. Main Segment (4:10) We have two special guests from ENTTEC. We’re going to dive in and talk about what colors to use in our lighting. I always enjoy talking to those who work with the manufacturer’s because they have great insight and information to share. Let’s welcome Crystal, New Business Manager, and James who is the Technical Support and Warehouse Guy. Why Do You Not Like the Color Green in Lighting? James: At a young age and later found to be true, I was told that when you use the color green in your front stage lighting that it makes your band members look sickly. Crystal: Green is a great color to use in your side lights, backlights, etc. It can also be used in the front light in certain situations. Green in the lighting industry can include a wide variety of greens. David: Green and Purple are one of my favorites to use together because they look awesome. How do I figure out what colors to use in a song? James: I like to listen to the songs a couple of times and imagine the colors that go with the song. I also like to note that to consider Intensity as well. I use to like to have all the lights on at full force but over time found the Intensity of the lights to be a great tool. Crystal: I agree with James approach on this. When we feel a certain emotion we can sometimes trigger red for anger or blue for sad, etc. When listening to a song you may decide what colors go well but the band or boss may think of different colors. But the audience will follow it. David: As I’ve mentioned in the past that some think that if you’re not using all of the lights they are being wasted. But that’s not the case at all. But leaving some lights off or dimmer can be a great way to make a huge impact on stage when you want it to. Crystal: I would like to add that sometimes more isn’t better. Having contrast as well is important to use in lighting. The contrast is what allows our eyes to see the color, warm and a cool, or a bright and a dark. Gel Books and Resources Go find a Gel Book from a supplier that you can get for free. This is a great way to...
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