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URBAN REVELATIONS DOWNTOWN WINSTON-SALEM (FALL 2010)
  • THE PROJECT
    Thomas Paine said, "There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking, and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord." We continually put ourselves in our art, our city and our industry. Just as humans create a world, subjective and personal, universal and extrinsic, so light creates a world of infinite and revealing reflection. It is the revelation of our own perception, and an awareness of this reflexive judgment that is necessary for universal pleasure and empathy. The Project employed innovative design techniques such as high-powered projectors, LED technology, high-speed video cameras and digital art installations, which utilized imaging software, media servers and live video mixing.
  • THE PERSONNEL
     Norman Coates | Producer ROYA ABAB | DESIGNER | Seattle, WA Roya is a fourth year lighting design student at UNCSA. She is currently working on UNCSA's Fall Dance with guest choreographer Doug Elkins. Her past design credits at UNCSA include The Little Foxes, Emerging Choreographers 2010, and Fall Dance 2009. Roya spent the past two summers in New York working as an assistant for Arc3Desgin. She is delighted to have the opportunity to work with her classmates on such a collaborative project. MICHELLE CHASTEEN | DESIGNER | Orlando, FL Michelle is a fourth year lighting design student at UNCSA. She was most recently the lighting intern for New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ. Previous design credits include After Easter and Emerging Choreographers 2010 at UNCSA. Currently, Michelle is hard at work designing You Can't Take It With You for the UNCSA School of Drama. She is thrilled to be working on this innovative project and is excited for potential career opportunities after graduation. JOHNATHAN GOLDMAN | DESIGNER | Ft. Lauderdale, FL Jonathan is a fourth year lighting design student at UNCSA where credits include Booth, Vinegar Tom, and Emerging Choreographers 2010. His work could also be seen at the Light Up the Arts Gala held at the new Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem. He is incredibly excited to be the lighting designer of 1776 The Musical opening this winter at UNCSA. He has had a remarkable experience collaborating on the 2010 Winston-Salem Light Project. Jonathan recently completed his second summer working at the Tony Award winning Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, MA. KYLE GRANT | DESIGNER | San Francisco, CA Kyle is a fourth year lighting design student at UNCSA who has most recently designed Swing! and Cabaret for Cabrillo Stage in the San Francisco Bay Area. UNCSA credits include Fences, Picnic and Emerging Choreographers 2010. Other favorite regional design credits include Beautiful Thing, The Fantasticks and the West Coast premiere of Shakespeare's R&J, adapted by Joe Calarco. VALERIE WALZ | DESIGNER | Kuppenhiem, Germany Valerie is thankful to those who made this learning experience possible and had a blast collaborating with her classmates on this project. Past lighting designs include Another Part of the Forest and Emerging Choreographers 2010. She most recently designed the opera Albert Herring, and looks forward to designing Cosi Fan Tutte with the UNCSA School of Music this January. Valerie spent this past summer working at The Santa Fe Opera, and will be interning on a production at The Florida Grand Opera in the Spring. NICKOLAY I. HRISTORY | FILMAKER | Winston-Salem, NC Nickolay is currently a design researcher at The Center for Design Innovation in Winston-Salem, NC. He is also Assistant Professor in the Department of Life Sciences at Winston Salem State University. Nickolay has based much of his work on inspiration from nature, focusing mostly on the study of bats and moths in a variety of high speed digital film, 3D modeling and thermal imaging to create presentations which help researchers better understand migration and other patterns within the bat population. For this project, Nickolay has turned his attention to the city of Winston-Salem and delivers and interesting look at the city's relationship with food. Nickolay earned a BS from University of Maine and a Ph.D. from Wake Forest University. PRODUCTION STAFF ERIK PLATH | PRODUCTION ELECTRICIAN | Dennis, MA Erik is a fourth year lighting technology student at UNCSA. His credits at the school include Fences, Picnic and Two Shakesperian Actors. He was one of the production electricians for the Light Up The Arts Gala held at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem. JOEL SCHULMAN | MASTER ELECTRICIAN | Los Angeles, CA Joel is a sophomore lighting student at UNCSA. He has been apart of The Nutcracker Ballet, Maria Stuarda and After Easter. Joel spent last summer in Hickory, NC lighting First Kids, an original play directed by UNCSA alum from the first graduating class of 1974.
  • SPECIAL THANKS
     Viewfinders Media The Nissen Building Center for Design Innovation UNCSA School of Filmmaking
  • EQUIPMENT
    The Grotto (6) ColorKinetics ColorBlast 12 LED Fixtures (1) ColorKinetics CSplash Underwater LED Fixture (2) ColorKinetics Power Supplies (4) ETC Source 4 ERS Incandescent Fixtures (1) ETC Ion Lighting Control System The Window (2) Sanyo PLC-XP55 LCD Projectors (1) Green Hippo Hippotizer V3.0.14 Media Server (1) WholeHog 2 PC Lighting control system 4th Street Trees (20) Sylvania F32-T8 8ft 3200K Florescent Tubes (20) Sylvania F32-T8 8ft 6500K Florescent Tubes (10) Custom Constructed Ballast Enclosures Cherry Street Bridge (24) Custom Dual Fixture Mounting Bracket (48) 4500K LED PAR Lamps
  • LOCATION
    The Grotto The Winston-Salem Journal 418 North Marshall Street Winston-Salem, NC The Window The Nissen Building 310 West Fourth Street Winston-Salem, NC The Trees The 300 Block of West Fourth Street Winston-Salem, NC The Bridge The 400 Block of North Cherry Street Winston-Salem, NC One City's Food The Chatham Building 301 West Fourth Street Winston-Salem, NC
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