Reality Check: Lighting Reality-TV

When asked what was the most unusual challenge he had encountered as lighting director of Trista & Ryan's Wedding, Darren Langer pauses for a moment. As with all reality TV programming, there are several to consider. There was all that rooftop trussing (thirty 20' verticals) to install atop The Lodge at Rancho Mirage in Palm Springs, CA, where the couple tied the knot in a luxurious ceremony that cost ABC almost $4 million to mount. There were the wrangles and tangles with

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