The Exchange – #WEMAKEVENTS Interview with SPIRALSTAGELIGHTING Director, ELLIOT BAINES

In August, Spiralstagelighting Director and Founder Elliot Baines was interviewed by The Exchange in Keighley for the #WEMAKEVENTS campaign during the #LIGHTITINRED night. The interview was filmed by Danny Hardaker along side Michael Watmough (owner of The Exchange), interviewing multiple members of the industry. “As part of #wemakeevents we interviewed freelancers to ask how they’re handling the shutdown of their industry. First up Elliot Baines of Spiralstagelighting Write to your MP and help us rescue this industry which is on the verge of complete irreversible collapse.”

Michael and Danny also interviewed Roger Nowell and Dave from Vachon Audio. The interviews took place in the shop of The Exchange a few minutes before we lit the building red for Light It In Red.

Watch the interview of Elliot Baines below!

Robe On Location Interview With Elliot Baines

Before the second UK Lockdown, Elliot Baines (Spiralstagelighting Director and Founder) was asked by Robe Lighting to take part in their brand new On Location series. The On Location series is about lighting designers who talk about who they are, what they do, and the experiences they’ve had within the industry. But instead of just being over Zoom, it is filmed in a location they live near.

Elliot Baines and interviewer Louise Strickland decided to choose Malham Cove, Gordalescar. The reason why this location was chosen, is because this is where Elliot was taken a lot during his younger years. Elliot and his family and friends still come here. This was also chosen as Elliot’s late brother Jacob Chothia who unfortunately died in August, 2016 is where his ashes were scatted. This is what Robe had to say…

For this instalment of On Location, we visited the remote, peaceful, and stunningly beautiful wilds of North Yorkshire – Gordale Scar in particular – to catch up with young #lightingdesigner Elliot Baines of Spiralstagelighting to chat about lighting, vlogging and dreaming big!

Check out the full interview above! Links also to the Facebook and Instagram videos are on the PRESS page.

Huge thank you to the amazing guys at Robe, Ashley Lewis and Louise Strickland.