Professional Lighting & Production - Winter 2022 - Page 5

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WINTER 2022 VOLUME 26 NO . 4
COVER PHOTO : THE WEEKND LIVE BY MARK BEATTIE
SEE THE LIGHTING & VIDEOS RIGS FOR HALESTORM ’ S LATEST TOUR AND MORE , PG . 54
PHOTO : TOM PANDI

FEATURES

DEPARTMENTS

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THE WEEKND ’ S AFTER HOURS TIL DAWN TOUR Creating a spectacular dystopian ride By Kevin Young
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye , a . k . a . The Weeknd , was born and raised in Toronto and began his music career in 2009 . Since then , he ’ s become both a huge critical and commercial success that only grew upon the release of his fifth studio album , Dawn FM , in 2022 . He ’ s now one of the world ’ s most popular and best-selling artists , with over 75 million records sold . Given that , when it came to heading out on his latest tour , fans expected something spectacular . Frankly , they got that and then some with the After Hours ‘ Til Dawn Tour , which wrapped up with a two-night
hometown stint at Toronto ’ s 45,000-seat Rogers Centre stadium .

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SECRETS TO A LONG & SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN ENTERTAINMENT LIGHTING Q & A with Brad Schiller & excerpt from Living the Lighting Life By Michael Raine
No matter what industry we ’ re talking about , most people ’ s career aspirations centre around two things : fulfillment and sustainability . In an ideal world , we ’ d all have a career that is personally fulfilling ( you enjoy it and don ’ t dread going to work ) and professionally sustainable ( you ’ re not worried about becoming unemployed ). The lighting industry is no different , of
course . But the entertainment lighting is certainly unique in countless other aspects . Like few other industries , it really requires equal parts creativity , business acumen , people skills , and technical knowhow . And so , that is why we jumped at the opportunity to speak with Brad Schiller and share an excerpt from his recently-published book , Living the Lighting Life : A Guide to a Career in Entertainment Lighting .

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The Professional Lighting & Production ’ s 2023 DIRECTORY OF SUPPLIERS Find the direct source for any lighting , video , or staging product you need for your project in our convenient , easy-to-access directory .
09 . News Flashes The latest from Canada ’ s lighting , video & production industries
15 . Agenda Your industry event calendar
16 . Northern Lights Calgary ’ s TELUS Spark Science Centre and the Alberta Ghostbusters
42 . In Focus Russell Benoit & Jonathan Reid
44 . Product Spots New products & technologies for the lighting , video & staging markets
49 . Advertisers ’ Index
52 . Classifieds
54 . Project Update Billie Eilish ’ s Happier Than Ever , The World Tour ; Marvel ’ s Spider-Man : Beyond Amazing - The Exhibition ; and more !