A few weeks ago I introduced you to Kronos and their campaign for “1 in one hundred million.” This campaign is dedicated to sharing personal stories of people who do the important but often un-recognized jobs that we may not think too much about, but that we all rely on. Kronos is focused on the work that people do and want to celebrate these individuals and their commitment of today’s workforce.
Each week there is a new web series dedicated to the worker and their story. Last time I told you about Jennifer and how she works in a jewelry store, but also gives back by being a volunteer in Uganda with the BeadforLife program. You can read more about it here.
This week the web series is highlighting Tracer Finn, he is the Assistant Head of Lighting, Le Reve – The Dream, the famous Vegas show at The Wynn, Las Vegas. Le Reve has won show of the year the last 5 years.
Tracer’s team works behind the scenes making Le Reve – The Dream come to life with 300 underwater lights, over 20 miles of cable in the pool, and 200 moving lights in multiple colors from the floor to 110 feet. It’s 360 degrees, top to bottom experience.
Doing a job behind the scenes may not get you all or any credit, but that can just mean their work is flawless, and you don’t think about what all goes into it. For the most part, the behind the scene jobs are often thankless, but they can also be the most rewarding.
When Tracer works the lighting for a show, his goal is for people to come in, watch the show and not know that a team like his exists. He wants the feel of the show to be organic to the 1600 people watching so the team needs to be on their game making sure their systems are up and running.
Tracer tells his team “It’s groundhog day here”, They have to be able to repeat everything and make it consistent because the lighting is directly related to how performers do their tricks. Every cue needs to be the same, and that’s key in gaining trust with the performers.
This is a sponsored post from Kronos. All opinions are my own.
Patrice M Foster says
Yes, we should continue to recognize the behind the scene workers. They work very hard to make entertainers look great. Thanks for sharing.
Cindy Ingalls says
The lighting at Cirque shows really does make the show an even more immersive experience. Kudos to Kronos for recognizing those behind the scenes.
Elizabeth O. says
They were just as hard as the people in the limelight and get very little recognition. I think it’s brilliant that Kronos is doing these for people who are used to working behind the scenes. People deserve a little assurance or recognition that they are doing their jobs well from time to time.
Liz Mays says
That is such a cool job. I bet it takes a lot of artistic talent to do the lights for these shows.
This is really great. Good to learn new. Glad you shared this! Thanks.
Jocelyn Brown says
There are so many unsung heroes. I love attending a local event titled “Serve the Servants” that has the same focus.
Stacy Kripas says
They are really great and amazing. Good you shared this.
It really is nice to recognize those behind the scenes. I have heard the term kronos before!
Ron Leyba says
Really nice to finally recognize the people behinds the scenes or the cameras. They deserve the same credits that actors/actresses gets! Without them, a show won’t be complete or as amazing as it can be.
Melissa Bernardo says
This is awesome! So nice to see that these people are getting recognized for their jobs!
Lori Felix says
That’s great that Kronons brings recognition to people who do the important jobs that no one thinks/ knows about. Tracer Finn and his team are a vital part of making the show the success it is.
Beeb Ashcroft says
I’ve never heard of Kronos but love to hear about good deeds and those that go above and beyond. I will have to check it out on a regular basis.
Stephanie Pass says
It’s amazing the work people do behind the scenes. We never realize how much works goes into something.
I’m always in awe of the lighting people behind productions of any sort. I love them and it is fascinating to learn a bit more of what it takes for them to do their job.
Recognizing the behind the scenes people is fantastic!! They deserve just as much applause as the performers.
Jessica Simms says
I think it’s really important to recognize the workers behind the scenes, you never know what it takes sometimes for them to put things like this together. It takes a lot of work and not many people think abut that.