3 Must-Have Lighting Tips


In this live session, lighting guru Richard Tatum discusses the three must have lighting tips that every event planner needs to have in their arsenal.

Filmed live on the trade show floor at BizBash New York

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn what to tell your gobo producer to achieve the crispest outcome.
  • Understand the basic principles of lighting talent and speakers.
  • Learn to use the color blue to light your event.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 7 mins

Difficulty: Intermediate


CMP Credit Hours:

Richard Tatum

Richard Tatum developed a passion for lighting at the age of 16 and, 30 years later, continues to maintain, develop, and enjoy that passion for theatrical lighting and the creative possibilities of light. He has designed and produced the lighting and/or technical production logistics for over 3000 events in his professional career including numerous theatre and modern dance productions and hundreds of special events. Private parties, corporate presentations, marketing and public relations promotions, concerts, festivals, film and television premiere receptions, and numerous life milestone celebrations have and continue to be a part of Richard’s ongoing work. His designs have been seen and enjoyed at special destination events around the U.S. Throughout the NYC metropolitan area, he has designed for the most illustrious and famous hotels and event spaces, the most intimate of black box theatre spaces, the grandest of performing arts facilities, and numerous private residences throughout the Hamptons, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Alongside his ongoing design and oversight of events throughout the year, he continues to actively research and add to his knowledge base the latest ideas and creative and technological possiblities of light and visual design.

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