8th May 2021
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Who Lights Our World: Cory Pattak

Cory Pattak
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 Cory Pattak based in New York City, USA.

1. What lighting console do you prefer working with?

ETC Eos.

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

Dimmable Littlelites.

3. Mac or PC?


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


5. Coffee or Tea?

Neither. Only Water.

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

Musical Theatre.

7. What is your favorite color combination and why?

I love 2 sidelight systems, N/C lekos and NSP Pars with L197.

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

Justin Townsend.

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

Patience, Time Management, Gut Instinct, Sense of Humor, Respect for others.

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

One who is interested in collaborating and hearing ideas from others.

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?

Only do it if you really really love it and can’t imagine yourself doing anything else.

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Other Who Lights Our World:

Who Lights Our World: Jessica Mrovka

Who Lights Our World: Chris Moylan

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