Honored to light up the ‘Rodin by Moonlight’ Gala dinner dance fundraiser benefitting the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. The evening featured cocktails in the museum’s courtyard with dinner and dancing outdoors amid the Rodin sculptures.
‘Rodin by Moonlight’ featured in Gentry Home Magazine!
The Light Touch: New Worlds from Event Lighting Designers
Special Events Magazine, September / October 2015
First impressions are everything, which is why entrances and pathways need careful consideration when it comes to lighting—safety issues notwithstanding. Jon Retsky, owner and lead designer of San Francisco-based Got Light, agrees, adding pathway and landscape lighting to the top of the “to light” list. “These areas are not often a first consideration when planning an event,” Retsky says. “But, the results can be stunning, as well as utilitarian,” he says. From the simple (staked camping path lights, solar rocks, copper hooks with dangling lanterns) to the more complex (customized illuminated inflatables), pathway lighting, he says, can have a huge impact on overall event decor. “Bold washes of light onto tree canopies, pattern washes inside pools, and other landscape uplighting can indirectly create an amazing backdrop for outdoor events.
”Unlike wireless LED technology, however, video mapping does not come cheap. “The costs can be quite expensive; however, it can raise the design level of an event,” Retsky says. “Whether it’s simply kinetic video cut perfectly to the architecture or façade of a building, branding a building with video, or making a room ‘disintegrate’ and transform into an Egyptian tomb, there is nothing more powerful and energetic than using video as light, and frankly, using video as a scenic element to tell your story and invite guests into a fully interactive experience.”
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We at Got Light are ecstatic to have been named BizBash National 2015 Event Style Award Finalists for Best Event Lighting Design of our work at the San Francisco Opera Ball featuring stylized decor and dramatic lighting and video effects.
We are celebrating this honor with our amazing staff and crew who made this gorgeous event come to life! And a big thank you to our event partners Ideas Event Decor & Production who created a stunning gala experience.
“Receiving our second BizBash nomination, as determined by fellow event professionals, is an extremely flattering honor,” says co-owner Jon Retsky. “Over the past eleven years, our success has been built on creatively transforming empty spaces by employing innovative solutions and designs,” explains co-owner Russell Holt. “We are proud Got Light has been recognized as a national leader in event lighting design.”
Last year, Got Light was proud to have won first-place at the BizBash National 2014 Event Style Awards.
Huge thanks to Riverbed Technology, paula leduc fine catering, and participating chefs from A16, Bix Restaurant, Fog City, Bluestem Brasserie, Boulevard Restaurant, Causwells, LocoL, flour+water, Central Kitchen, Gaspar Brasserie, Hillside Supper Club, Kin Khao, Marlowe, Park Tavern, The Cavalier SF, Restaurant Picco, Quince Restaurant, RN74, Spruce, Stones Throw, The Slanted Door, Town Hall, & Wayfare Tavern!
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Our Got Light Team brings home the SFF Soccer Championship Trophy!