LTT publishes "Light Fantastic" in PolishMax Keller's "Light Fantastic" is one of the most inspiring publications on stage light design. LTT was proud to contribute to the development of the light design community by publishing a Polish version of this seminal book.
Following the enthusiastic reception of "Fascynujące Światło" - the Polish edition of "Light Fantastic" - LTT has asked the author, acclaimed theatre light designer Max Keller, to give a lecture to the Polish theatrical lighting community. The opportunity to meet one of the creators of European light design attracted a large audience of industry professionals: light designers (both theatrical and concert), technical directors, light programmers and theatre directors from all over Poland, as well as students of theatre schools and fields such as architecture.
Just as the book itself, the lecture focused not just on the technical side of stage lighting, but rather on inspiration, artistic vision and psychological aspects of color. Max Keller showed photographs and videos of some of his most successful work, as well as images of rare, self-made fixtures he invented to achieve spectacular effects in the time when choices of commercially available lights was still very limited.
The lecture was followed by a lively Q&A session and a discussion panel. Panelists included Max Keller as well as Wojciech Kępczyński, managing director and art director of Poland's biggest musical theatre (TM ROMA) and director of numerous award-winning musicals, including adaptations of Andrew Lloyd Webber's works (Cats, Phantom of the Opera) and Bogumił Palewicz and Katarzyna Łuszczyk - both well-known theatrical light designers. Many subjects raised during the panel turned out to stir a lot of interest among the audience - matters such as relations between light designers and directors, the different paths to become a light designer and the differences in opportunities offered to light designers by large theatres and small coutry-side venues.
LTT would like to sincerely thank Mr Keller for taking part in the event; we would also like to help our partners from MA Lighting for their invaluable help, all the panelists for sharing their insights and last but not least all the attendees who appeared so numerously. We hope to continue the dialogue that started during the event by organizing more meetings with accomplished light designers in the future.