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?
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.
*Update* Have you ever worked with a Lighting Designer, whether amateur or professional, and wondered what they are doing wandering around on stage waving their arms about? Have you noticed [ … ]
New book out? Yes. Excited? Yes. On Stage Lighting takes a look at the newly published Light: Readings in Theatre Practice by Scott Palmer and wonders where such a book [ … ]
In an article from a special guest author, David Henry looks at lighting for camera in a world where IMAG is commonplace in a range of performance and event genres. [ … ]
Fed up? Do you find that you spend too much time on things that go wrong? Does your time on shows seem to be a series of fire fighting opportunities [ … ]
Taking common lighting complaints of our readers, On Stage Lighting looks at the really vital skills you will need to succeed as a stage lighting professional and finds a surprising [ … ]
On Stage Lighting presents an essential guide to stage lighting jargon and UK lampie slang for anyone who needs to understand what these weirdos are talking about or needs to [ … ]
In a free conference speaker training course, we are going to look at life from the other side of the lectern. As part of our Keynote Speaker Awareness Week, we [ … ]
A brief guide to the understanding and using of electricity systems in stage lighting, we start by looking at the basics of how electricity arrives at the stage and common [ … ]
Readers of On Stage Lighting regularly get in touch, via the comments or Facebook or Twitter, to ask their stage lighting related questions. Many of these questions start with “How Do I…?” or “How To..?” so here’s some of the more common ones, together with some quick answers and other stage lighting resources that could help you.
The comprehensive DMX book “Recommended Practice for DMX 512: A guide for users and installers” (phew) by Adam Bennette has been updated. On Stage Lighting looks at the new edition [ … ]
This part of our series finds out what the Managing Director of a large Lighting Hire business considers essential in any stage lighting education.
The third part of our series about stage lighting education finds out what a top UK lighting designer thinks is important before starting out in the lighting business.
In the second part of our series about stage lighting education and employment, On Stage Lighting talks to Operations Manager at a large UK lighting company.
What education do you need to work in theatre stage lighting? On Stage Lighting asks a leading Lighting Designer and Chief Electrician what they really look for in a candidate. [ … ]
The modern stage lighting industry is extremely changeable. The call for lighting techs goes up and down like a truss rigged on elastic, it’s what they call a flexible labour [ … ]
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 [ … ]
Stage lighting systems can contain numerous components but the elements of the system are the same. On Stage Lighting goes a quick and dirty tour of the basics of stage [ … ]
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 [ … ]