Goa – Mumbai 3rd – 4th November 2011
It is obvious that I am a bit behind with my blogging…I arrived back in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon (yesterday) from Goa after finishing up my business in Goa. On arrival I was plunged directly into the Acetech welcome night and only arrived back (late) in my hotel. As I needed to put a last hand to my presentation for today (I always shuffle my presentations around a bit the night before adjusting to my feelings and instincts of the moment) I could not find the energy to write my blog afterwards. I treasure my
blog but I have a responsibility to deliver a good presentation to my host and the sponsor that made my guest speaking possible. More about Acetech over the weekend.
As I was leaving the Grand Hyatt in Goa yesterday the preparations for the Think Fest (see http://goathinkfest.com, a ground breaking event to inspire thought, start dialogues and inspire youth with international luminaries like architect Frank Ghery, Thomas Friedman and local bollywood celebrities and leading indian thinkers ) were in full swing and what I took from that was something quite interesting that I would like to share. Hospitality lighting design is one of our core activities at KLD and we
generally design accoriding to the hotel standards and our own creative insights on how to turn the design brief and overall design intent into a signature lighting design project. While we made all efforts to create a “picture perfect” lighting design, the reality of these mega events (more then 1000 participants are expected over 3 days this weekend) is that the hotel only serves as a backdrop. The amount of mobile (lighting) equipment, props and other materials brought in to create that magic experience was astonishing. Nothing was left from my ballroom, a complete new stage was built with back drops and litterally hundreds of moving heads, PARcans and other stagelighting effects were brought in. The landscape was also shwered with additional Parcans to lightup the trees (already lit!) with some additional effect lights. Stage gantries built over the reflectove pond with moving heads projecting images on the roof…additional bars build around the pooldeck…If anyone has time to go have a look, admission is free I understand and should be quite a creative spectacle.