Lighting themed entertainment : designing outside of traditional theatre and dance
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This thesis asserts that there is an evolving demand for theatrically trained lighting designers within the themed entertainment industry. The methodology for this paper consisted of personal interviews, discussions, and extensive research, including historical references to the evolution of lighting in themed entertainment. It will become evident that there are innumerable venues and opportunities for theatrically trained lighting designers outside of traditional theatre and dance. The themed venues and topics presented in this work include; concerts, zoos, museums, retail, restaurants, theme parks and examples of designers in these industries.