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A Celtic Awakening: Faith Marion Robinson

A Celtic Awakening was produced in the chapel of Detroit’s ornate Masonic Temple. However, it is not a typical performance space. There are no standard lighting positions in the room. We had to create temporary, ground-supported mounting locations for all our fixtures, but, of course, the producers wanted the equipment to be unseen by the cameras. That was quite a challenge, and there were times that finding optimum lighting trumped fixture invisibility. Nevertheless, we were as discrete as possible to avoid blocking the architecture.

The program featured acclaimed American-Irish vocalist, Faith Marion Robinson, who imbued her show with a broad spectrum of musical styles. From Broadway showtunes to very traditional Irish folksongs and standards, Ms. Robinson and her multi-talented band of Irish musicians delivered a condensed version of Irish history against a backdrop of projected images that helped tell the story of her adopted land.

The broadcast received the NATAS Michigan Emmy® Award for lighting.

  • Lighting Designer:
    Jeff Ravitz
  • Producers:
    Jamie Westrick, Josette Marano, Lauren Smith, Aimee Gudme
  • Director:
    Jeff Forster
  • Associate Lighting Designer:
    Kristie Roldan
  • Lighting Equipment:
    Light Source, Inc.
  • Network:
    WTVS/Detroit Public Television (PBS)

Jeff Ravitz

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