• Learning Session Video

    WHY DOES MY CONSOLE DO THAT?... A Brief Tour of Lighting Control History w/ Rob Halliday


    A look at how even the latest lighting consoles are shaped by their predecessors from decades ago - even from the days of gaslight! Rob also explores some useful functions that have gotten lost along the way - making the case for their return!


    Rob works around the world (usually!) as a lighting designer and programmer. His use of the latest lighting technology on shows is balanced by a fascination with the history of show lighting, reflected in his monthly Classic Gear column and in the UK's Backstage Heritage Collection, which he helped create.