An Oskaloosa lighting company is playing a key role some Iowa-based projects involving sports. Jerome Fynaardt is the mobile sales manager for Musco Lighting, says the company has been providing support for the Norway baseball movie “The Final Season.” He says they’re shooting at a number of different sites and they’ve been supplying a Musco unit to light the areas for various daytime and nighttime shoots.
Fynaardt says they have a mobile truck that moves to the various filming sites. Fynaardt says most of the time the truck has been used for fill light on the baseball field, and at the other filming sites.
Fynaardt says Musco is also supplying the lighting for the new racetrack in Newton. He says that lighting is currently being installed and is set to be finished up sometime around the middle of July.
Fynaardt says the lighting changes as track designer Rusty Wallace makes trips to the track to check it out. Fynaardt says every time Wallace comes up there are a few little things he wants to change, but it looks like there will be some 800 light fixtures on the track.
Fynaardt says the lighting used for the track is different than what’s used for other sports. Fynaardt says they use what’s called a “green fixture” for football and baseball fields and the lights are mounted on a 60 to 120 foot pole. He says some of the lighting at the Iowa Speedway will be mounted on poles, but other lights will be fixtures on the inside of the backstretch and on pit row.
Fynaardt says there’s a special pride in being an Iowa company and working on Iowa projects. He says it’s always nice to do Iowa events and makes it easier to be involved. Musco will also help with some of the lighting and sign poles for the upcoming Special Olympics National Games in Ames. Musco has supplied lights for the Olympics, and sent its trucks to New York and the Pentagon to help with recovery efforts after 9-11.