In this article by Kevin M Mitchell, Lighting Designer Steve Baird is interviewed and, along with lots of wonderful images, he discusses and explains the various lighting conditions that are used with the backdrop and how they are achieved with specific lighting and projection equipment.
The article starts: “A Well-Crafted Backdrop, Perfectly Lit, Creates a Palette of Possibilities
Creating textures. Accenting moods. A woman with a beautiful voice at a Yamaha grand piano with a fantastic band behind her. All in a day’s work for lighting designer Steve Baird as he works with a perfect backdrop and just the right amount of lights (not one too many or one too few).”
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Lighting Designer: Steve Baird
Lighting Co: Christie Lites / Ian Gordon
Lighting Tech: Paul “Socks” Eaves
Tour Manager: Dale Lynch
Production Manager: Jamie Landry
Stage Manager/Rigger: Dave Heard
Production Assistant: Sarah Oda
Soft Goods: Sew What? / Megan Duckett
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