Let There Be Light

An Illuminating Life

by Imero Fiorentino



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/20/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781543423846
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781543423853
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781543424195

About the Book

This is the memoir of an acknowledged master of the art of lighting, a man Newsweek described as "the Picasso of the spots and strobes." You will be both entertained and informed by this book, which is full of stories about the famous people and unique events he lit. He writes of his many experiences: the excitement of lighting a bullfight in Spain, the challenge of lighting the first U.S. televised performance of the Bolshoi Ballet at the height of the Cold War, the difficulties of capturing the Ali-Frazier "Fight of the Century" . It is an inspirational story. You'll read how he overcame obstacles in the course of his brilliant career, including the fact that ironically, he had vision in only one eye.

About the Author

Award-winning Lighting Designer Imero Fiorentino was a pioneer in the very early days of television at ABC-TV, New York. In 1960 he founded Imero Fiorentino Associates, an elite group of performing arts consultants . IFA became a multi-million dollar company with offices in New York, Hollywood, Chicago and Las Vegas. The company lasted 37 years. Imero lit hundreds of celebrities, many political figures, and every President from Eisenhower to Clinton. The first picture ever transmitted into space via the Telstar satellite, was lit by Imero. His death in 2013 left a void that is deeply felt by all those who loved him and those he mentored who are now at the top of the lighting and production professions.