In the first of a mini-series of articles, On Stage Lighting looks at what it takes to keep a modern LED stage lighting rig working and the particular issues surrounding [ … ]
On Stage Lighting puts an answer to a commonly asked question from beginners in modern stage lighting: Why do fixtures have different modes at all?
A year on from the release of QLab 4, On Stage Lighting asks: “Will QLab ever really be a lighting thing?”
On Stage Lighting looks at the relatively modern phenomenon of Executors in busking stage lighting setups.
In search of the Ultimate Busk File, On Stage Lighting asks if this is even a thing.
2017 is the year of On Stage Lighting’s 10th birthday and I’ve got some big news, plus some interesting snippets of the OSL story.
In 2007, I wrote an article on LED lighting for stage and theatrical use as it was fast becoming cheap and more readily available. Major stage lighting manufacturers had started to [ … ]
The continued growth in the use of colour-mixing LED based stage lighting fixtures leads to some unique control requirements. On Stage Lighting give you the quick information on “Virtual Dimmer”. [ … ]
As production lighting technologies simultaneously advance and get more affordable during an era of significant development, On Stage Lighting looks at the fine balance between lighting value and cost.
A short thought on the level of detail that true professionalism should bring to your work.
Following on from some recent discussion in the lighting control hardware vs. software debate, On Stage Lighting considers some trends in the market and the life cycle of specialist lighting [ … ]
Following the release of QLab 4, On Stage Lighting presents some suggestions for lighting workflows aimed at users who may be unfamiliar with programming QLab and its core concepts.
The world of lighting control would seem to be very much about software right now. Fans of different console platforms will argue over functionality and workflow as much as they’ll [ … ]
So, the much anticipated QLab 4 has arrived and with it a new branch of functionality that may or may not have caught you by surprise. On Stage Lighting looks [ … ]
In the third of our experiments in the quest for minimalism in creating a setup for busking concert lighting, On Stage Lighting tackles Executors as a means of busking a [ … ]
While software already has a major impact on our lives in modern production lighting, there is much more to come. On Stage Lighting looks at three traps to avoid and [ … ]
Catching up with an long standing friend of the site, On Stage Lighting delves into what Lighting Designer Paul Smith of Edge of Blue is working on. We discuss opening [ … ]
In the second of our experiments in search of the Essential Busk Page, On Stage Lighting sets a new set of restrictions that give us a chance to explore further [ … ]
On Stage Lighting takes on experiments in minimalism to explore process of creating the Simplest Busk Page Ever (TM). A thought exercise as much as a design one, the application of restrictive rules [ … ]
Following a recent tip-off from ChamSys that the 184.108.40.206 release of the MagicQ software will include support for Open Sound Control (OSC), we look at what OSC is and how it relates [ … ]