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Gala Lighting: The LA Philharmonic

In Lighting Design by images310 / November 20, 2016

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The designers of the LA Philharmonic Annual Fundraiser at the Walt Disney Concert Hall always place an emphasis on color and style for their gala lighting. Working once again this year with Shiraz Events and a Casablanca theme, we used the clear top tent to our advantage, planning our lighting so that it bounces off the reflective surface creating and almost immersive lighting experience for the guests.

Lighting set the tone at the entrance of the event with tropical projections providing the “red carpet.” These were also woven into the interior decor with projections on the white dance floor. An overall pink wash over the tables with pinspots on the centerpieces gave the room a dreamy feeling. The stage and bar area by Revelry Event Designers were designed as tent tops. Our lighting in these areas was warm and glowing. In all, it was a night in which one could almost hear Sam singing the words, “you must remember this.” And surely the guests did.

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gala lighting

gala lighting

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gala lighting

Photos: New Visual Collective

 

 

Premiere Lighting: Westworld

In Lighting Design by images310 / October 6, 2016

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Artificial intelligence is getting less artificial, more intelligent, and even deadly as HBO’s new hit, Westworld, reveals. In the show, Westworld is a faux western town populated by cyborgs who mingle with human guests who have come looking for a bit of fantasy that sometimes turns all too real.

For the show’s star-studded premiere at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, we worked with designer Billy Butchkavitz to create the look and feel of the two worlds that exist in the show – the cold laboratory devoid of any color and at all and a dusty Western town where it always seems to be sunset.

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premiere lighting

To recreate this fantasy world, the lobby and foyer of the hotel had been transformed into the laboratory where the cyborgs are created, tweaked or decommissioned. The main focal point of Billy’s design here was a rotating recreation of a cyborg in its “creation circle ala Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man created by Agile Eye. To hang this 300-pound piece, we sourced and installed a motorized rig normally used for 6-foot mirrored balls.

The event lighting design in this area was a stark white-on-white palette. Three tones of white light were used – incandescent, LED and halogen fixtures gelled in steel blue to mimic the LED white. The bar off the lobby featured a tattoo station and the restaurant was turned into a casino.

premiere lighting

premiere lighting

Inside the main ballroom, Agile Eye had created a western scene using life-size vinyl graphics of the buildings applied to build outs around the room. On the main wall, video mapping by Bart Kresa Design featured a train pulling into the station. We created a textured projection over the entire ballroom to add another layer of visual interest. Lighting for this room, and the Spare Room upstairs which was decorated as if it were the outskirts of town, was Mayan Sun and Deep Amber to simulate a sunset.

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A new element this year was a stop-action photo opportunity. Each pose the guests made in this special boxed area filled with light tubes and branded with the Westworld logo, was caught in a different frame. This was achieved through the photography, and the lighting. Kino Flo tubes were installed on the walls and wired to sequence a different light pattern in each of the animated frames. The final result was like a gif, or old-fashioned flip book.

After a night of fun, guests left this cyborg fantasy world and returned to their real lives accompanied by their friends and family … or, as Westworld watchers might now ask … were they really?

Designer: Billy Butchkavitz | Photographer: Gabor Ekecs | Venue: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel | Video mapping: Bart Kresa Design | Vitruvian man, vinyl wraps: Agile Eye | Photo stations: Brian Kramer Photography

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premiere lighting

HBO Emmy After Party 2016

In Lighting Design by images310 / September 28, 2016

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For this year’s HBO Emmy’s After Party, designer Billy Butchkavitz did a 180 from last year’s fiery design. Instead, waves of cool cerulean blue washed over guests. From floor to ceiling, the huge tented area that took over the Pacific Design Center’s outer patio was awash in blue, from the five oversized water fountains and “painted” with light projections of moving water to our lighting fixtures painted blue to match the décor in the custom tent.

Uplighting highlighted the blue perimeter draping while an overall lighting projection provided the feeling of water. And, on the MOCA façade we projected the HBO logo and moving graphics.

Following the evening, for the first time ever, the foundation of the event – the tenting, lighting equipment, and carpet – remained in place for a week. We returned the next weekend to reset the space, removing fountains and replacing them with dining tables, and refocusing the lighting, for the Vanguard Awards, benefiting the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Now that’s cool!

Designer: Billy Butchkavitz | Photographer: Gabor Ekecs | Tent, rentals and custom carpet: Town & Country Event Rentals | Video Mapping: Bart Kresa Designs

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Lighting the Diamond Ball

In Lighting Design by images310 / September 21, 2016
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Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Clara Lionel Foundation in Pret-A-Porter

 

This year’s Diamond Ball is just around the corner, making this the perfect time to take another look at last year’s event. Held at the massive Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball sparkled with beauty thanks to its producer, SO Events and team.

The singer, Rihanna, also lent her beauty, her name and her charity. She had launched the Clara Lionel Foundation four years ago and the first Diamond Ball in 2014 (also produced by SO Events), raised $2 million. The second gala raised $3 million. Named in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Brathwaite — the mission of Rihanna’s foundation is to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts and culture. The 2016 gala is poised to do the same or more.

At the 2015 event, Kevin Hart was the emcee, introducing a performance by Lionel Ritchie on one of the three diamond-shaped stages. Each stage was marked by a fabric backdrop to focus attention on the performer and also used as reflective surfaces for lighting.

It was a high-wattage event, both in terms of attendees and lighting. Forty chandeliers made the room sparkle as did our lighting design which ranged from intelligent lights to washes and pinspots. Moving lights introduced into the design created energy from the very beginning when guests walked in the dining area. They panned throughout to create a gala premiere feeling. In the cocktail area, textured light patterns on the floor blended with color washes that led the eye up to the suspended globes making them the focal point of the reception. And in the main room, we brought the room’s two-dimensional décor flats to life with LED lighting fixtures that changed color, adding dimension to the overall design.

As we look forward to 2016’s Diamond Ball, we keep in mind that the main purpose of everyone involved is to not only create an event that shines brightly for one night, but for many years to come through all the lives it helps enlighten. Shine on, Rihanna!

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diamond ball

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diamond ball

Producer: SO Events
Design and furnishings: Revelry Event Designers
Photos: Aside from where noted, courtesy of SO Events

Indian Wedding Lighting: The Sangeet

In Lighting Design by images310 / August 29, 2016

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For Indian weddings, the sangeet is akin to the rehearsal dinner. By holding their sangeet in a beautifully appointed tent on the property of Terranea Resort, Renu and Ajay kept everyone close to the wedding site. Produced by Details Details, we worked with the best of the best to enhance the design with lighting and add a few Indian wedding lighting flourishes of our own!

The color palette of the evening was brought to life with lighting — we created projections on the dance floor while washing the draped walls in a deep Tiffany blue. Spots of pink on the ceiling broke up the blue while pin spot of white light brought the focus on design elements and the flowers. For the reception … well, see for yourself what this awesome team did for that by clicking here!

Indian wedding lighting

Indian wedding lighting

Indian wedding lighting

Wedding Photography Location or Venue: Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA | Wedding Coordinator: Alicia Townsend of Details Details | Art Direction: Ed Libby | Lighting: Images by Lighting | Photographer: Lin & Jirsa | Hair & Makeup Artist: 901 Salon | Florist: Square Root | Draping/Rentals: Revelry Event Designers | Cocktail Hour Linens: Chiavari Chair Rentals | Reception DJ: DJ Bosco| Reception Linens – Round: La Tavola Linen | Reception Linens – Long: Wildflower Linens | Reception Band: West Coast Music | Caterer: Delhi Palace | Late Night Tacos: Soho Taco | Late Night Pizza: Vella Pizza | Rental Glassware: MTB Event Rentals

11 Great Ideas for Lighting Projections

In Lighting Design by images310 / August 29, 2016

projection lightingWhen it comes to beautiful lighting, it’s only natural to look up. But great lighting design takes the entire environment into consideration. For instance, lighting projections on the floors not only create a dramatic entrance, but once guests fill the space, they add another layer of lighting texture to the space.

So next time you are either at an event, or planning one, take a minute to look down. Here are 11 ways we bring new meaning to the phrase “Watch where you’re going!!”

lighting projectionsMake an entrance with lighting projections! This event was produced by Sonia Sharma Events with an awesome team. Read more about the entire event here.
Photo: Andrena Photography

lighting projectionsThe entrance to the HBO premiere for All the Way was lined with star lighting projections. Designer: Bill Butchkavitz at Paramount. More on the event here. Photo: Gabor Ekecs

lighting projectionsExteriors and architecture make the perfect canvas for lighting projections. Here, City Hall in San Francisco, was embellished for the premiere party for Game of Thrones, Season 5. Designer: Billy Butchkavitz Photo: Gabor Ekecs. Read more here.

lighting projectionsCustom dance floors are another way to get people to look down! We added projections of water bubbles to our full lighting design of this incredible space produced by Sonia Sharma Events, Revelry Event Design and an entire team of awesome creative partners! Read and see more here. Photo: Andrena Photography

lighting projectionsPool lighting projections are year-round in Southern California climate. We love the simplicity of this look. The pool became the main design element once the guests arrived.

lighting projectionsAnd in winter, we can create snow fall with lighting projections!

lighting projectionOn the runway, lighting projections create atmosphere that complements the designs. At the FIDM Debut, the backdrops and lighting projection designs changed with each collections. See more  here.

lighting projectionTalk about dramatic lighting projections! Working with designer Billy Butchkavitz always means added a lot of texture with lighting. Photo: Gabor Ekecs

lighting projectionIn this case, guests could look anywhere, up or down, to see lighting designs. The bistro lights were perfect for overhead on the clear top tent, while they added definition to the perimeter when used in the wall of hedges. And lighting projections on the ground added more visual interest to an event that took fun seriously! See more of this event here. Photo: Andrena Photography

Lighting an Indian Wedding: Reception

In Lighting Design by images310 / August 28, 2016

Image by Pye of Lin and Jirsa Photography (www.linandjirsa.com)

After enjoying a romantic helicopter ride over Los Angeles together, Ajay surprise Renu by dropping to one knee and proposing marriage. Of course she said yes and the rest all became a beautiful multi-day affair thanks to wedding coordinator Alicia Townsend of Details Details. Townsend knew this was a couple that liked to fly high and that she would be called upon to deliver a wedding that soared above and beyond expectations. She did not disappoint!

She assembled her A-Team at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes for a host of wedding celebrations, beginning with the Sangeet, Mehndi, Baraat and wedding and the reception and farewell brunch. Our team at Images by Lighting was brought in for the evening events — the Sangeet and the wedding reception. On site 24/7 we had watched as this absolutely stunning event came to life before our eyes. Light rehearsals the night before each even left us in awe, but it was Renu and Ajay who truly added the magic to this design with their love!

Stay tuned for photos of the show-stopping sangeet!

Image by Pye of Lin and Jirsa Photography (www.linandjirsa.com)

Image by Pye of Lin and Jirsa Photography (www.linandjirsa.com)

Image by Pye of Lin and Jirsa Photography (www.linandjirsa.com)

Image by Pye of Lin and Jirsa Photography (www.linandjirsa.com)

Wedding Photography Location or Venue: Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Wedding Coordinator: Alicia Townsend of Details Details
Art Direction: Ed Libby
Lighting: Images by Lighting
Photographer: Lin & Jirsa
Hair & Makeup Artist: 901 Salon
Florist: Square Root
Draping/Rentals: Revelry Event Designers
Cocktail Hour Linens: Chiavari Chair Rentals
Reception DJ: DJ Bosco
Reception Linens – Round: La Tavola Linen
Reception Linens – Long: Wildflower Linens
Reception Band: West Coast Music
Caterer: Delhi Palace
Late Night Tacos: Soho Taco
Late Night Pizza: Vella Pizza
Rental Glassware: MTB Event Rentals

Light a Garden Party

In Lighting Design by images310 / August 20, 2016

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We love it when we get a call from Revelry Event Designers to work with them on styled shoots. The results are always uber creative Add Amy Child Marella from The Hidden Garden, into the mix and the design is off the charts. The request to light a garden party was a fun one to fulfill — we illuminated the design with lighting that highlighted the details while softly washing the area with cool white. Perfection. The editors at Inside Weddings apparently thought so too. This shoot was seen in the summer issue!

From the article:

“To inspire brides desiring garden-inspired nuptials, Edgar Zamora of Revelry Event Designers and Amy Child Marella of The Hidden Garden designed a couple sophisticated lounge spaces that would be perfect for a summer wedding. For the shoot, Zamora created a whimsical and elegant garden reception space inspired by the California landscape. “We wanted to bring the outdoors into our studio and celebrate outdoor summer weddings,” he shares. The result? “An elegant garden wedding reception design with a modern twist using our new ‘Washington’ crystal chandeliers‘Deco’ gold accent furniture, and our ‘Palermo’ furniture collection.” The florals designed by Marella featured bright pops of pinks and reds with natural greens and a sensational ceiling treatment that complemented the green hedge panels surrounding the space.”

Click HERE to see the full feature on Inside Weddings.

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as seen in Inside Weddings summer 2016Photos: Tracey Morris

Santa Barbara Style: Day and Night

In Lighting Design by images310 / August 8, 2016

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santa barbara style

santa barbara stylePhotos: Apertura Photo

When someone mentions a wedding or event that has “Santa Barbara style,” we get it … it’s that outdoorsy, easy, laid-back beauty that comes with the area’s lifestyle. Maybe it’s the beaches or architecture, or the wineries and fine food, but Santa Barbara, located only an hour drive from Los Angeles, is in its own world. And working with some of the region’s best wedding and event planners has given us insight into how to light for that world, day and night.

Above, a wedding at Sunstone Winery by Alexandra Kolendrianos by day looks very Southern California with its olive trees and vines. Yet at night, you might think you were in Italy or France as the lighting refocuses the event design on the winery’s beautiful, old-world architecture.

Below, also produced by Kolendrianos, was a wedding at stunning The Bacara Resort. Bistro lights are quintessential Santa Barbara; quintessential Southern California in fact. And we love the touch of the sparklers here as the couple walk down the path to the ballroom reception! Inside, the ballroom was completely transformed with draping, antler chandeliers and rustic seating and tables.

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santa barbara style

santa barbara stylePhotos: Megan Sorel Photography

Wedding Lighting: Vintage Santa Barbara

In Lighting Design by images310 / August 1, 2016

 

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Santa Barbara offers the best of California in terms of history, architecture and beaches. It also has a style all its own; something that wedding coordinator Alexandra Kolendrianos knows all too well and that she put to work for Carrie and Lane’s desire for the quintessential Santa Barbara wedding. A ceremony at the city’s historic Mission followed by a reception at the Coral Casino at the Four Seasons Resort, Santa Barbara. Founded in 1937 and right on the beach, the venue could not have said Santa Barbara style any clearer.

To further enhance the vintage reception setting and add the glamour the couple wanted, Kolendrianos worked with Revelry Event Designers to fill the space artfully with company’s luxury furnishings in regal shades of white, cream and gold. Roses and tulips by floral designer Mindy Rice in the same deep red shade of the lipstick favored by move stars in the thirties, added the color drama.

As night fell, California’s sunset put on a show of colors, while our wedding lighting gently began to come up and join the evening’s perfect hues. Inside, guests dined on mirrored tables set with plush seating and exquisite placesettings. Against an even background of soft lighting, the floral design popped with color. Back on the patio for after-dinner drinks, warm amber lighting highlighted the entertainment as guests once again toasted the couple, the wedding coordinator and team, and the beauty of Santa Barbara for an evening of vintage glamour.

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wedding lighting

wedding lighting

wedding lighting

 

Credits

Wedding Coordination: Alexandra Kolendrianos | Photography: Mi Belle Photographers | Ceremony Venue: Old Mission Santa Barbara | Reception Venue + Cake: Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara |Floral Design: Mindy Rice Design | Vintage Glassware + Chargers: Casa de Perrin | Lighting: Images By Lighting | Decor: Revelry Event Designers | Versailles Gold Dining Chairs: Classic Party Rentals | Linens: La Tavola Linen