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31 Days Of Plots

31 Days Of Plots: The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards

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To celebrate the achievements of 2018 and to welcome all the prospects of 2019, Live Design is conducting 31 Days Of Plots. Every day during the month of December 2018, we will highlight a different lighting design, from across theatre, concert tours, corporate events, and more. 

For Day 12, lighting designers Bob Dickinson and Travis Hagenbuch share their light plots for the 2018 Emmys award show broadcast, which featured a very large 38'x110' front projection screen made up of panels that pivoted open to reveal presenters, more scenery, and the house band upstage. "Our biggest challenge was to keep that screen clean for projection while still lighting the floor, the audience, and anyone who was onstage," says Hagenbuch. "Shuttering fixtures were essential for this, as were working with production designer Florian Wieder and art director Alana Billingsley to come to a consensus on the color and sheen of various surfaces to help mitigate bounce light onto the screen." They also collaborated with lighting director and programmer Andy O’Reilly and lighting directors Will Gossett and Dave Thibodeau. 

Click through the slideshow to view the lighting plots. Stay tuned for more plots over the next 19 days!

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