Virtual Light Lab Reviews and Comments

"It's a helpful tool for a designer and an excellent teaching tool for an educator."
-Karl G. Ruling, ESTA Protocol Winter 2001
"Easy to use .... very intuitive design .... a valuable tool not only for teaching, but for experimenting with various styles of lighting and color combinations."
-Jay Holben, American Cinematographer April 1997
"Virtual Light Lab is a helpful design tool, even for advanced designers; an excellent educational tool; and an effective supplement to an actual light lab. It is a worthy investment for any working designer or teacher of design."
-Lynne Porter, TCI (now Live Design) October 1996
"Just to let you know, I used Virtual Light Lab on my classroom projector, and the results were AMAZING.  I have an unusually high number of special education students in my high school lighting design class this year, and your program helped them understand those concepts exceptionally quickly.  Year-long lighting courses are a rarity in high schools, partially due to the difficulty in teaching complex lighting concepts.  VLL is a simple yet powerful visualization tool that makes teaching modeling and color mixing simple, interactive, and fun."
-Jennifer Nelson, winner Bravo Award for excellence in arts teaching in Los Angeles County
"How many of us lighting designers have agonized into the early hours about color choice? What will happen to that fabric or how will those lights mix from these angles onto that dancer? And how do you teach the wondrous subtleties of color to the younger generation? I can't talk about it and it's too expensive to play with it; one can only dream about color in light. Here at last is the lighting designer's virtual color palette. A genius little program that with astonishing subtlety brings all those color swatch books and impossible numbers to life in your computer. A multi-colored dream come true. It will inform every lighting designer's visions."
-Richard Pilbrow, multiple Tony Award® nominee; noted lighting and theatre designer