Product Manager: Matt DeLong has been at Rosco for 15 years, having started his career at Rosco in Technical Support. Matt later moved into Sales covering the North-Atlantic region before the opportunity came for him to work in Product Management for Rosco's Floor, Fog and Motion Effects product lines. Matt has a background in Lighting Design, Special Effects, Pyrotechnics and Technical Theatre. Matt's stories will take you behind-the-scenes of theatrical productions and themed environments.

Author Archives: Matt DeLong

Warming It Up While Keeping It Cool

Lighting designer Ryan Terry was designing a production of “Evita” for the Tuscany Theatre Company when he discovered how he could use R66 Cool Blue as a warm wash color. Ryan shared this via his Instagram account and tagged us in the post. We reached out to ask him to share his technique with us,…

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Braq Cubes Light the Runway for TOM*

Many of the styles and fashions men will be wearing this fall/winter made their debut at the Toronto Men’s Fashion Week last March. Located in a vacant 15,000 ft2 art deco store front, the event posed a number of distinct lighting challenges – that were all solved by the Rosco Braq Cube WNC. Event producer…

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Creating the Shadowy World of the Threepenny Opera

The Atlantic Theater Company’s production of Brecht’s Threepenny Opera took their audience deep into the shadows of Victorian London with the dark comedy’s equally shadowy cast of characters. In recreating this dark corner of the world, lighting designer Christopher Akerlind used Rosco Miro Cube 4C fixtures in innovative new ways. Michael Park casting shadows, courtesy…

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Wachtendorf Rocks!
Thanks to atmospheric effects from Rosco’s V-Hazer

German forklift distributor Wachtendorf, got together with AFV Media Productions to make a killer commercial featuring their equipment in a performance that is part Blue Man Group, part STOMP – and all awesome! To create the rock concert atmosphere, and to showcase the products and the performers from Germany’s Drumband des Heide-Musikzug, AFV used the…

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Roscolux on Robin Hood the Musical

Michael O’Connor is the resident Lighting Designer at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. AADA recently produced “Robin Hood,” a musical rendition of the infamous thief from Nottingham, which was written and directed by Tony Award-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane. Below Michael tells the tale of how the collaborative process of…

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