Do you believe the choice of lamp for a fixture can influence the lighting effect – and what role do the bulbs play?
Especially working in TV, the color temperature and output are essential. These two parameters have an influence whenever I specify fixtures in a design.
What lamp improvements do you recommend from your perspective?
The stabilization of color temperature.
Do you have a preference for specific brands when you specify fixtures and lamps?
Luckily we had no sponsor obligations, so I could choose freely from the whole market. That’s why there was a big mix of different products – but most of the fixtures were Philips Vari*lite, Clay Paky and Martin Professional and since I choose quality in everything, Philips is the natural choice for lamps. I have always been a huge fan of Philips Vari*Lite, because of their fantastic optics and groundbreaking products. And of course coming from Denmark, I was raised with Martin Professional products. As a lighting designer I always look out for new products, and like the rest of the business I have been blown away by Clay Paky’s Sharpy series (with Philips Platinum lamps). They have given a brand-new look to productions since their arrival.
What was it like working with the show’s Producer/Creative Director, Per Zachariassen?
He is by far the most demanding artist I’ve ever worked with. He gives himself completely and will not accept anything less from the whole crew around him. He has a fantastic ability to make people deliver their best, and if he senses that something can be done differently (and perhaps, better), he will find a way to squeeze out your last energy to make a better show. I do not always agree with him, but I have so much respect for his courage. He is never afraid of trying something new. And that is inspiring!
*On Stage would like to thank Kasper Lange for taking the time to speak to us.
Find out much more about him and his work at: http://www.kasperlange.com
All photographs © Ralph Larmann