15th June 2021
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Who Lights Our World: Christopher Annas-Lee

Christopher Annas-Lee
By Guest Contributor

We are asking lighting experts around the world, in the “Who Lights Our World” series, some key questions about their job. Here is Christopher Annas-Lee based in Brooklyn, NY.

1. What lighting console do you prefer working with?

ETC Gio.

2. What do you always have with you at your console?

x16 X-Keys, Custom Pan/Tilt Encoder, and a legal pad.

3. Mac or PC?


4. What may be surprising that you don’t use?

A script.

5. Coffee or Tea?

Coffee, no sugar, splash of milk.

6. What is your favorite genre of entertainment to work in?


7. What is your favorite color combination and why?

R99+L161, as a side/back or side/side combo. Beautiful on certain skin tones, mysterious, quiet.

8. Who is an lighting designer that you admire and respect?

Jeanette Yew.

9. What are the top 5 skill sets that a Lighting Designer/Technician should have?

1. Situational Awareness; 2. Attention to Detail; 3. A pencil with a good eraser; 4. Their Console, even if they aren’t programming it personally; 5. Fear.

10. What is the best type of client/boss/director?

A collaborative one.

11. Do you prefer a window or aisle seat?


11. What advice do you have for those who want to become a lighting designer or a lighting technician?

You will be terrible for the first 6 years. Don’t give up.

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Christopher’s Website

Other Who Lights Our World:

Who Lights Our World: Éric Bélanger

Who Lights Our World: George Kerbaj

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