(Image Left: Ellipsoidal Stage Light)

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2006 through 2007

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Coffee House
(October, 2007)
Celtic Ceilidh
(November, 2007)
Citadel High School
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Citadel High's Cafeteria is a two-story,
open girder design with full-height, slanting
windows. Richard relied on this architecture
to create a different atmosphere for each event.

Coffee House:
A photo, taken from the balcony, overlooks the main floor.

(Image: The Main Floor and Stage)
This look is achieved by using individual 500-watt fresnels on floor bases. Each shines in red up its designated pillar, save for the one behind the stage. (More on that below.) The fixtures are barndoored to keep the light on the pillars and on the area where those pillars join the ceiling. The barndoors also shield patrons' eyes from light spilled when lights are placed at floor level. The bright glow at Center Left is a window reflection of one of the front-of-house stage lights.
Two blue 1000-watt, PAR 64 Medium Floods, wash across the ceiling girders. Some of this is allowed to gently colour the upper tier of window frames so as to give continuity between the ceiling and walls. The stage is lit via the same type of fixture, except in a flesh tone and using Narrow Spot lamps. The look is completed with one of two breakup patterns on the rear wall at right. They are projected via 1000-watt, 19-degree angle ellipsoidals.

Coffee House: The window frames to either side of the pillar located behind the stage are lit in yellow via two 500-watt, PAR 56, Medium Flood fixtures on floor bases. The pillar here was not lit so as to separate it from the rest of the venue, and because a good angle was unavailable due to the stage proximity.

(Image: The Front Corner showing More Stage Detail)

(Image: The Rear Corner and Tech Area)
Coffee House: Here is the rear corner. The fixture at Center Top is one of the ones lighting the stage. Its reflection is seen in the first photo. The blue light at Upper Left is also a reflection, but from one of two ceiling wash fixtures, out of frame to the right. The second breakup pattern can be seen on the rear wall.

At Center Right is the show's audio and video tech area. (There was no lighting tech area since this was a static-look design. Note the videographer at far Center Left and another at the extreme Lower Right.)

Coffee House: This and the next photo show views from outside the venue as would be seen by patrons as they approach. The yellow upwash behind the stage is very evident.

(Image: Looking through the Windows at the rear of
  the Stage)

(Image: Outside Looking in at the Side of the Venue)

Celtic Ceilidh: For this event, the ceiling was lit from two directions to give it a green and lavender look. Fixtures used were 1000-watt, PAR 64 Medium Floods for the green, and Narrow Spots for the lavender. The angle of the lavender-coloured beams formed a sloped backdrop above and behind the stage via their reflection in the window.

(Image: Looking from the Balcony toward the Stage)

(Image: A Closer look at the Stage Area)
Celtic Ceilidh: The stage is lit using 1000-watt, PAR 64 Narrow Spots in a flesh colour. Note the usage of foliage projected on to the pillars and girders beside/above the stage. This gives a shadowy atmosphere, and is done via 1000-watt, 19-degree angle ellipsoidals - one for each side of the stage.

Big Night
Prince Hall
University of King's College
Halifax, Nova Scotia
March, 2006

(Image: Hall in Blue with White Star Projections)

PAR 64 Aircraft Landing Lights bounce deep blue from the curved alcove ceiling of Prince Hall. Their reflections may be seen on the people and white table cloths below. (The white dots are candles.)
Star projections and additional blue on the surrounding walls (including those surfaces unseen in this photo) complete the look. The stage is illuminated with wide angle floods sporting a soft gold tint. Barndoors limit the stage lighting to a very specific area to prevent dilution of the room look.

    Thanks to photographers Kevin Gordon of Halifax, and to Colin Conrad of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia for usage of their photos.

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