Technical Luncheon May 2023: Lighting Design Trends Expressed in Cinema – Past through Present

Illuminating Engineering Society
May 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Greetings Fellow IES Members!

We look forward to hosting our final Technical Luncheon before the summer season begins! We will (as always) meet in Riga Hall at the Latvian Cultural Centre on the third Wednesday of this month. Virtual attendance will be supported. We have had quite a number of varied topics shared so far this year, but Robert’s presentation about lighting design trends in cinema is sure to be an interesting way to finish the season! 
Please stick around after the presentation, as Brienne Musselman (Director of Education and Standards for IESNA) will be giving a 2023 update on Membership benefits and other IES information!

We look forward to seeing you in person, and appreciate your support of our events so far this year!


  • In-person Fee : $50.00 (IES Members) / $65.00 (Non-Members) / $75.00 (at the door)
  • Virtual participation via Zoom: $25
  • Virtual zoom link will be available on confirmation email after registration.

Presentation Summary
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify lighting’s progress throughout Cinema’s history
  • Compare the various technologies and their qualities
  • Describe how they impact the visual effect of the story
  • Analyze the effect and draw conclusions that might be applied to professional lighting practice today
This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education and as such participants will earn (1x) LU/HSW Hour upon completion

Robert White, IALD, LC, IES, CFL

From his early days as an Industrial Design graduate at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies to the present as design principal at Illuminart, Robert has been creating innovative lighting design solutions for over 30 years. His extraordinary range of experience informs his creative design flare, technical expertise and a collaborative spirit.

Robert has received several Edwin F. Guth Memorial Awards of Excellence for the Qatar National Convention Centre interior lighting and the Detroit McNamara airport terminal Passenger Tunnel.  He has received over 50 other lighting design awards of recognition, his work has been featured in a variety of industry publications including; Lighting Dimensions, Mondo, Architectural Lighting, Metropolis,  Interior Design, and LD+A magazine.

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ZOOM LINK will be sent through confirmation email!