Stage Lighting Design

Whatever the scale of a production, an amateur or professional, lighting like other design processes is based on a sequence of logical decisions plus a good measure of creative inspiration. You can find an audio, lighting and staging production company nowadays that provides equipment and services for concerts, conventions, special events, theatre and trade shows. They design, engineer and provide all of the state-of-the-art equipment to produce a truly unforgettable show.

If you haven’t noticed stage lighting before, you may have taken the emotion it brings for granted. But once you notice it, you’ll noticed it’s a beautiful and often subtle and nuanced entrance into the world of stagecraft and design.

Today’s stage lighting tools are a heady combination of technology and creativity, and truly allow designers to let their imaginations take flight. Requiring their own vocabulary of sorts, the tools of today’s lighting designers are high-tech marvels that are a far cry from the rudimentary candles and torches of old, but all accomplish the same goal, that of beautiful illumination for the action onstage. In the performing arts, the light such as cool slimpar tri 12 irc at guitar center is a part of the performance, and the work of the lightboard operator can often feel very much like an interactive dance of sorts.

American Music Awards 2013 Winners

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The American Music Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night, honored Taylor Swift with the artist of the year award for the third time. Swift won Sunday night’s top honor, giving her a leading four trophies as fans celebrated the women of pop music.

Her win came after Katy Perry dazzled with her showopening performance, Lady Gaga found another inventive way to grab your attention, Rihanna starred with her mother and Miley Cyrus closed the performances as she performed her big ballad “Wrecking Ball” while a gigantic projection of a blinking pussycat mimicked every line out of her mouth on a screen behind.

The complete winners list is below:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Justin Timberlake

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Taylor Swift/Red

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis/The Heist

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine Dragons

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
Marc Anthony

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
One Direction/Take Me Home

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
Ariana Grande

AMA Icon Award
Rihanna

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Justin Timberlake

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Taylor Swift

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly/Cruise

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Justin Timberlake/The 20/20 Experience

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
Avicii

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
One Direction

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
Lady Antebellum

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Maroon 5

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Matthew West

TOP SOUNDTRACK
Pitch Perfect

The fans will be witnessing the performances from One Direction, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and many more. The AMA will be hosted by Pitbull and K$sha. Rihanna was honored with the special AMA Icon Award for her iconic achievements in her career. Artist Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are leading contenders for this year’s American Music Awards 2013 with six nominations. Country Singer Taylor Swift and Pop Star Justin Timberlake follow next with five nominations each at the biggest awards of this year.

Summer Peace Festival 2013

If only I’m not busy, I would definitely join this festival. It is actually a festival of food, music, art, culture, and outdoor activities. It will be held in Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga City from April 26 to May 1, 2013. They called it a Summer Peace Festival 2013 or SPF13.

This year, the bands, art installations, workshops, and outdoor activities take the spotlight. The local and international acts are scheduled to make music in the jungle-like venue. Those looking for a rush can also go whitewater-rafting, spelunking, tree-planting, and trekking to a waterfall.

The summer peace festival is indeed a great convergence where local and traditional culture will marry contemporary art in the name of peace with nature, through culture and between people.

Concert at the Park

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A few weeks ago, our music team was invited to perform at the Capitol grounds or commonly known as McArthur Park here in our city for a revival night concert. We are so thankful for the favor and opportunity that we were able to perform in front of many people. This is not actually our first time since we have been invited several times to perform at the mall, park, and many other public places.

However, we still feel that stage fright where we act that it was our first time to perform in front of a crowd.  We could still feel that goosebumps and butterflies in our stomach specially my back up vocals since it is their first time to sing. I advised them not to get panic and just perform their very best. Its really hard specially when you are the vocalist because you could see that all eyes are on you. So, every time I could feel that scary feeling, I just do my best and if ever I did some mistake, I just continue my performance. 

 

Stage Lighting

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With an awesome stage lighting like this, who doesn’t love to jump in and get in to the live music beat of the band? It may be a theater production or a huge rock concert, the lighting gives an extraordinary power for an awesome stage performance. Any performance is greatly affected by how the performers are viewed. Stage lighting specially for bands is a tool for leaving a good, lasting impression in the hearts of the audience.

That’s what we have been planning to do for our band’s concert soon. We know that having a good stage lighting during performance, even if it is just a gig, is very essential. It simply enhances the show and keeps the attention of the audience where you want it. We just need to choose a good lighting fixtures, stage riggers and light effects, especially the colors to create the desired effect.

Great Sound System

I am always fascinated when it comes to great surround sound system specially in a live concert performance. I remember when I attended a concert which was held at Limketkai Atrium, the sound system is so awesome! The vocals and the music instruments where the live bands are playing are being heard so loud and clear. That is because of the quality sound system that they have.

Sound systems are indeed important in places which put on events because the voices need to be projected right to the very back of the room or hall. With the help of a qualified audio technicians, they can integrate a sound system which matches the venue’s exact requirements. This might be a simple microphone system or a fully integrated and managed audio system.

They need to ensure the speakers are properly distributed around the place to give the best sound effects without bouncing the sound off of the walls. This is useful for venues who put on large events such as conferences or theatrical performances.

The Art of Fire Dancing

We had a blast and enjoyable performance a few weeks ago when our band was performing live at our city’s park and there are also a group of fire dancers who are dancing in front of us. People even more enjoyed watching while these fire dancers are also dancing to our music. Fire dancing is a performance art form which combines equipment on fire into a spectacular dance. 

Many ethnicity have practiced fire dancing in a variety of forms where many people are fascinated on its mixture of beauty and danger. Fire dancing is an impressive thing to gaze at and is usually performed at night so that viewers can see the beauty of this dance. It has been a traditional part of cultures from around the world and this modern fire performance often includes visual and stylistic elements from many traditions.

The Vocalist

Well yes it is. This is our life as a member of the music ministry . I am actually the song leader of our church. As the worship leader, I am the one who will choose the song for our Praise and Worship service every Sunday. Sometimes I find it hard to choose what song we will have to play and sing with since we have to fit it for the whole congregation where all the members can familiarize the song. But we have to choose a new song so that not all old songs will be played every week.

I am always looking for new songs  in the internet every week and I have to show it first to my fellow music team members if they will agree on the certain song that I chose.

Every Saturday, we have our music team’s practice and we will do a “sepra” on the new song that we have to play. We always bring our MP4 player so we can hear the original tune of the song and it is easier for us to follow what kind of chords that certain song are using. But often times, we don’t follow the original because they will follow my keys since I don’t have a very high pitch voice and I am usually using the key of D and G.

My hubby is the guitarist of our church. He is also the trainer who teaches of all our fellow music team who plays the base guitar, the drums, keyboard and the acoustic guitar.His job is actually hard since he had to teach all of them specially when we practice a new song and tune. However, he easily manages it because our fellow team members are cooperative and willing enough to know how to play the song.

I can easily memorize the lyrics and tune of the song too so it is easier for my hubby to play a certain new song since he already knows my key. We can make a good tune and melody together. I am so thankful to God for that talent He had given us.