Producer
Director
Dag Freyer
Producer
Digital Betacam
Genre
Culture
Broadcaster
ZDFtheaterkanal
Length
1 x 15'
Editor
Year
2010
Theatre Makers
Lighting designer

Franck Evin is head of the lighting department at the Komische Oper Berlin. His treasures shine, in the truest sense of the word, because it is the countless lamps in the warehouse and on stage. It is with them that the performances are made to shine.

The revolution of technology has radically changed all professions in lighting at the theatre. Processes are highly automated, almost all lighting fixtures are computer-controlled. Today, the visual concept is often developed by a lighting designer. The head lighting technician is solely responsible for safety on stage. The lighting profession requires many different specialists. Lighting designers are often career changers. Not only good eyes, but also good ears are needed for the profession of lighting designer.
This is especially true in the case of Franck Evin. He is head of the lighting department at the Komische Oper in Berlin. For him, the music and not the technical side is the starting point for his lighting concepts. His team consists of 20 people who handle equipment worth several 100,000 euros every day. The theatres' lamp stores are often veritable treasure troves. And that's a good thing, because after all, it's the light that gives the performances their magic.

First broadcast on ZDFTheaterkanal:

06.04.2010      22:00 Uhr

The Theatre Makers: Lighting Designer

Franck Evin is head of the lighting department at the Komische Oper Berlin. His treasures shine, in the truest sense of the word, because it is the countless lamps in the warehouse and on stage. It is with them that the performances are made to shine.

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