Building Custom Curtains for Stonover Barn

Building Custom Curtains for Stonover Barn

I’ve got an upcoming wedding this season for which my client requested ivory-colored curtains to frame and decorate the rustic sliding barn door entrance into the big barn at Stonover Farm, similar to the curtains pictured here, but in a different fabric. Though I specialize in lighting design, my technical theatre skills do include soft goods construction and rigging know-how, so I gladly took it on. Here’s a wide shot of this...

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Field Angle Math

Field angle math: A lighting designer’s vital tool.  It’s how one decides what fixture is the right instrument for the job, and where to put it.   Sometimes I sketch out a drawing for just a single fixture, perhaps to illustrate the idea for the actors and directors who won’t have the real light to work with until tech rehearsal:       ..And sometimes I sketch out every system in the show on a single drawing:...

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