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Shit happens, But..

Shit happens, But..

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 rather than “higher lighting” (?!) opportunities? Why do things go wrong so often? Why is equipment always letting  you down? Best laid lighting plans going […]

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How Do I..? How To..? Stage Lighting FAQ

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 […]

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HTP vs LTP – Lighting Desk Basics 5

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 Latest Takes Precedence (LTP) is actually very simple but is often misunderstood and explaining it can make it seem more complicated. On Stage Lighting always […]

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Moving Light Control – Palettes – Lighting Desk Basics 4

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 for efficiently programming intelligent fixtures and organising their attributes such as colours, gobos, pan, tilt etc into manageable chunks. On Stage Lighting explains the principles […]

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Moving Light Control – Groups – Lighting Desk Basics 3

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 steps of controlling moving lights, fixture personalities and patching. Using Groups to control your “heads” is the next step in console programming like the professionals. […]

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Intelligent Lighting Control – Lighting Desk Basics 2

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 a moving light operator, can help a beginner learning any intelligent lighting desk. In the second part of the Lighting Desk …series, On Stage Lighting […]

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