Professional Lighting & Production - Spring 2018 - Page 26

26 PL&P CONCERT LIGHTING IN 2018 TOP CANADIAN LDs ON THE LATEST TECH & TRENDS By Andrew King F or our first issue of 2017, we brought together some of Canada’s best-known concert and event lighting designers to weigh in with some general thoughts and opinions on the current state of their business – everything from new tools and technologies to industry trends affecting their workflow to their thoughts on the incoming genera- tion of lighting pros. Having unearthed some interesting ideas and insights, we decided to repeat the process to kick off 2018, bringing together a new panel of rep- utable designers, programmers, and operators to gauge what’s in store for our industry in the next 12 months and beyond. From the importance of industry-wide RDM adoption to the ongoing benefits of LED technology to effective communication with clients, we cover a lot of ground on a wide array of topics to get you primed for an exciting year ahead. Spring 2018 | 26