Before I came to work at Schneider's I was a lighting designer for a family of live music venues in Columbus, Ohio. I did rock and roll light shows five nights a week for a long time. I didn't have much training, but I always tried to get outside my comfort zone and take risks. I learned a lot from the big arena shows that would come through town and I would always try in some small way to apply the ideas that I had seen.
Like everything else in my life, my favorite light shows to watch and execute were the ones that were strange or experimental in some way. Kanye West is out on the Saint Pablo tour right now with a groundbreaking stage and lighting design that I think is really interesting. I've shared a couple images that capture the essence of the design for me.
|The stage floats above the floor with the audience below|
|Brutal amber lights pointed straight down|
|"OMG its a giant Kanye cube!"|