News from Showlight 2017 – More speakers confirmed for Showlight 2017

Showlight 2017, Florence, Italy, 20th – 23rd May 2017

Showlight is delighted to announce more illustrious speakers from across our industry who are willing to lend their time and expertise to this unique quadrennial in Florence. The following designers are now on target to entertain us in May:

Andreas Huber
Andreas, who works for Osram, says that in our industry there is already a lot curiosity but, at the same time, some confusion when we mention the word ‘laser’. On the contrary this kind of light source has a huge potential and there are already several projects running regarding new fixtures that employ this light-source.

Durham Marenghi
Durham will focus on the remarkable story of the Closing Ceremony for the Rio Olympics, rather than the oft-covered Opening Ceremony, and the challenges presented by a budget much smaller than London 2012, a limited number of rigging positions, and no chance of a rehearsal.

Frieder Weiss
Frieder is an outstanding projection artist who works with interactive contents. He will speak on the pixel mapping effects for a show he directed on a large cruise ship stage, all of which was based on infrared tracking of the performers.

Isabel Nielen
Isabel will tell of lighting a concert in a Dutch valley using lasers to outline objects on the far side.

James Simpson
James tells of his work at the Royal Opera House in harnessing Virtual Reality to aid the design process, to help plan and create better productions.

Karl Taylor
Karl will give a brief overview of the work and time taken in delivering some of the more unusual items that create the magic of theatre, from hand lamps to wands and spinning tops to flying 5Kw HMIs. Following the journey from interpreting a concept to engineering a solution, Karl will use anecdotes and examples to help demystify the process of getting ideas made.

Paul Russell
Paul will regale us with his use of candles at the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, also in Farinelli in the West End.

Phil Meheux
DoP, former President of BSC and recipient of highest ASC Honour, Phil has lit Casino Royale, Goldeneye, The Long Good Friday, The Mask of Zorro, Smurfs 1 & 2, and successfully worked through the step from film to digital.

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