There are times when an essential scenic element in a theatrical production poses special challenges for a lighting designer. Such was the case recently when Daniel Ionazzi was creating the lighting design for the world premiere of the Alena Smith comedy Icebergs, which is currently running at the Gil Cates Theater at the not-for-profit Geffen Playhouse. Ionazzi came up with a creative way to overcome this challenge by recessing a collection of Chauvets COLORados.
Darren Rezowalli of Three-Phase Productions, who is also the Lighting and Projections Supervisor of the Geffen Playhouse, suggested them as a solution to Ionazzi’s design challenge. "We had used the COLORados in an earlier production of Barbeque, so I knew what they could do,” said Rezowalli. "Plus I felt that their homogenized light would really work well in this setting.” Ionazzi agreed, and 14 fixtures were installed in the scenic ceiling in two rows of seven.
Ionazzi summed up his experience with the COLORados, "The fixtures do give us options. Their single homogenized output blends nicely and allows us to create the look of a residential light. At the same time, though, they perform like a theatrical light. We’re getting the quality of the light that we need for theater from them. We’ve been able to create colours with the COLORados that match our ellipsoidals.”
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