This page pulls together some of the key basics of stage lighting and some of the best content on the web at the moment for learning stage lighting. Stage Lighting [ … ]
A guide to the basics of RDM (Remote Device Management) DMX. How it works and what it does.
One of elements of learning intelligent lighting control, is grasping the difference in the two ways a lighting desk treats control channels. The concept of Highest Takes Precedence (HTP) and [ … ]
Programming moving lights on a modern intelligent lighting console involves some new techniques for the novice console operator, not least the use of “Palettes”. Using palettes is an important method [ … ]
The third part of the Lighting Desk Basics series, On Stage Lighting looks at the elements of moving light control. Article 2 – Intelligent Lighting Control, looked at the first [ … ]
A top end professional intelligent lighting control desk and the moving light section on a cheap lighting control have common features. Understanding these elements, while not teaching you to become [ … ]
The lighting control, “board” or “desk” is the a key part of any stage lighting set up and it is using the lighting desk that an operator is able to [ … ]
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?
On Stage Lighting looks at the relatively modern phenomenon of Executors in busking stage lighting setups.
What is ‘busking’ in stage lighting control? Busking, also known as ‘punting’, is controlling lighting for a live show in response to the show itself, rather than pre-defined ideas and [ … ]
On Stage Lighting runs a short online course on the basics of DMX Stage Lighting Systems. This Micro Course is delivered online and designed to take the learning from little [ … ]
Media Servers and Digital Lighting was a quick introduction to “convergence” and the technologies involved in using digital media for stage lighting. Current lighting trends include the use of arrays [ … ]
If you have never heard of the Pareto Principle or Parkinson’s Law, get ready for a potential re-framing of how you tackle lighting work from this point on. On Stage [ … ]
Our main stage lighting guides are backstage at http://learn.onstagelighting.co.uk/stage-lighting-guides/ but here are some examples of the some free guides available at On Stage Lighting to help a beginner in stage lighting. [ … ]
Following the recent publication of the third edition of Steve Shelley’s book “A Practical Guide To Stage Lighting”, On Stage Lighting tackles this enormous beast of a book to see [ … ]
A guest post from Lucas Krech, a Lighting Designer with a passion for lighting dance performance. An great introduction to dance lighting that looks at some history, theory and the use [ … ]
In the usual OSL style of attempting make your life easier, On Stage Lighting takes a look at “Magic Sheets” in performance lighting, their development and how the concept can [ … ]
As PLASA London waves goodbye to it’s Earl’s Court home to seek new pastures at ExCeL in 2013, On Stage Lighting guides you through the retina burning LEDs to see [ … ]
While looking at the new ilumo ZOOM LED Spot, On Stage Lighting considers the future of colour in stage lighting control and revisits an old problem with a possible solution [ … ]
A question from On Stage Lighting reader Michael prompts an article looking at a common consideration in modern stage lighting – successful transitions with colour mixing lighting fixtures.