The theme of today is how to choose color of lighting design, “Jane is not absent from her class,” walking around the stage expo and 3D animation communication.
What I get from the color choosing section is when you are deciding the color you should be able to answer the question “ why you use color.” By adding gel you are subtracting to color from the continuous spectrum of light, and since there is different range of light in a single source it will be very helpful to understand what color in the spectrum is the gel letting through it in order to understand how it would interact on the surface as well as the light will or will no pick up the skin tone, costume or set. Another thing is that keeps on experimenting different gel rather than stick on a few amount of choice and use the light see really how the color looks like. An easy way would be using swatch book and a little clip lamp if not using a real theatre lighting instrument.
In the afternoon, during the class time of TH106 in Buffalo we are doing a live presentation through Skype to communicate to my classmate telling them what we are doing and here and we invited some of the exhibitor to explaining their products. Besides, I show up on the scene to prove that I am still in class ^.^ and I was in the Rosco booth showing the double gobo rotator.
At night Jeff, Chris and me went to the 3D animation which is more about how the presenter use different software to create their model and do 3D rendering video to show the textured and lights effect model.  More, what these different program differ from each other and how they work. Program they used such as 3D Max, strata, AutoCAD and vector work.

Last, let’s get back to my topic of the lighting of Olympic yesterday. Since, there are so much lighting fixtures in the venue it take as much people to handle the lighting job and as 300. 44 spot operators, 11 lighting team with stage manager. They started the designing process in the year 2006. The lighting team started installing trust and electricity in April and May then move to focusing. Before they go into the space they use ESP vision to visualize the spread and area of the light, help them speed up the process and get a near accurate position. In order to control over thousands of light and 63 projectors they have 3 grand master console control and 3 backup systems and it took 2 month for programmers to program all the moving light those programmers almost gone mad. Synchronizing all the projector is a great challenge, since there will be at least 1 to 2 film of delay between projectors, to solve that they choose abstract image that the little differences among projector would not be so noticeable.
Although there are so many instruments all of them are retailed, all they spent on this production is around 90,000,000RMB(around 12 million USD). There is interesting question during the section, “did the lighting team ever turn on all the light at full and see how it looks.” The answer is the brightest that they did is 60~70% at the entrance of athletes.
I think that is all for today’s blog~
tomorrow is the last day of our conference