Dare to Light! What is this all about?

Dare To Light is about good ideas to help you use light in your work in a better way. It’s not

Lighting workshop in Rutgers, New Jersey.

In March 2014, Dare to Light spent two days workshopping at Rutgers, The State University of New Jer

Projections, dragons, levitating moose and a flaming keytar!

How not to brief a production to a lighting designer - our comedy insert at the international Showl

Tallinn Lighting Biennale workshop

Practical workshop: aesthetics of lighting from Edison to LED A site specific installation workshop

 

Dare to Light! What is this all about?

December 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

Dare To Light is about good ideas to help you use light in your work in a better way. It’s not about professional slang, complicated installations or rocket science. It is about learning and trying out simple, practical things.

We want to see creative people understanding the simple heurekas of how lighting works without feeling like an idiot drowned in bone-dry physics. We want you to know what to want from lighting and to use whatever you have available in the best possible way.

We want to create a community for people interested to discuss and learn about lights. We want to offer tutorials for learning and workshops to those, who see lighting as part of their art, work, or life, but do not desire to become professional lighting designer or understand all scientific details..

Why would I need any of this?

We have seen what you do. You’re completely awesome in that. But it’s obvious you haven’t really thought about the lights. And that makes us sad. Your awesomeness deserves to be seen in some kick-ass lighting atmosphere instead of some random lights turned on. It doesn’t matter whether you’re performing on stage, designing an interior, opening a cafe or just throwing a party in your living room, lights are definitely worth thinking about.

Lighting workshop in Rutgers, New Jersey.

March 31, 2014 in slideshow, workshops

In March 2014, Dare to Light spent two days workshopping at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Acting and design students got a taste of “european” style theatre cooperation. We robbed them of their so far well-taught professional roles, and made them figure out lighting design as group work. Ambitious work, great discussions, and inspiring feedback! We hope to be back very soon!

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Projections, dragons, levitating moose and a flaming keytar!

January 22, 2014 in slideshow

How not to brief a production to a lighting designer - our comedy insert at the international Showlight 2013 conference.
Thanks, hugs and a confetti fanfare to Showlight chairman Ian Dow for the opportunity to act stupid in front of 600 industry professionals. We appreciate it a lot.

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Tallinn Lighting Biennale workshop

December 12, 2013 in slideshow, workshops

Practical workshop: aesthetics of lighting from Edison to LED
A site specific installation workshop in the Cinema “Helios” cellar catacombs,  for Tallinn Lighting Biennale

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The abandoned offices of the Helios Cinema turned out to be a sweet challenge to work with. Even though under a couple of decades worth of dust and history, the spaces proved to be a visual treat with appropriate lighting applied.
We worked with a group of 9 people from very mixed backgrounds. The goal was to give our participants the courage to experiment with different light sources and learn to demand appropriate equipment for their installations.
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Photos: Urmas Mand, Johanna-Mai Vihalem
See more about the Tallinn Lighting Biennale at www.valgusbiennaal.ee