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The Lighting Lab

The LightingLab Flash v7.2 movie is about 3.1MB in size and should download automatically to your computer and play on this HTML page. If you click on the LED light buttons while the movie is still downloading, some features may be a bit cranky...

Sorry! This very cool project died in 2021 when shockwave/flash was discontinued. Now looking for the Director source code (Lingo) and the bits and pieces and methods to reconstruct the interaction for the generic WWW space...

The Story:

In 1993, Producer Bob Hone showed up at the house with a rented hairless plastic woman under his right arm and a makeup artist holding a wig standing left. They were off to a photo shoot at City Stage in San Francisco to build a teaching tool to demonstrate the importance of proper lighting to young photographers.

When Bob was done, multimedia programmers and other creative types converted his raw images into an interactive QuickTime movie housed in an early version of Director and delivered on compact disc because of its size. Ann Stewart, Tay Vaughan, Paul Shain, Ocean Quigley, Chip Harris, Stephanie Wasserman, Seth Restaino, and Howard Steinman contributed to the project.

Discovered in a boneyard of hundreds of old CD-ROMS, the original Lighting Lab was converted to this Flash project in 2005 by Tay Vaughan.

The deprecated Flash call:

*object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase=",0,0,0" width="600" height="300" id="lightingLab" align="middle"> *param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> *param name="movie" value="lightingLab.swf" /> *param name="loop" value="false" /> *param name="menu" value="false" /> *param name="quality" value="high" /> *param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /> *embed src="lightingLab.swf" loop="false" menu="false" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="600" height="300" name="lightingLab" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="" /> */object>