A short thought on the level of detail that true professionalism should bring to your work.
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 [ … ]
While tools in lighting planning continue to develop, there are still key professional CAD tools in professional stage lighting. On Stage Lighting seeks to help Vectorworks users to transfer their learning [ … ]
Creative stage lighting design can be daunting to those starting out because, aside from the necessary technical understanding, it is essentially a game without rules. On Stage Lighting considers how [ … ]
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 [ … ]
With a newly updated article on a popular topic at On Stage Lighting, we look at stage lighting design software and CAD options when it comes to planning and communication [ … ]
Backlight is an important element in 3-point stage lighting that can be neglected on small shows in schools and drama clubs. So what is it, why should you use backlighting [ … ]
An up to date look at stage lighting iPhone apps and what they do. July 2008 saw the start of stage lighting’s entry into the world of Apple’s iPhone apps [ … ]
Looking at the Samoiloff effect, an old stage lighting trick using the physics of reflected colour, On Stage Lighting brings together the old with some new technologies in the form [ … ]
On Stage Lighting takes a look at the curse of the Lighting Designer and some reasons why it can be more of a danger than ever. But you can resist [ … ]
In the stage lighting calendar, the Christmas season is awash with choirs and orchestras, carol concerts and recitals. On Stage Lighting considers how to light a classical concert ,an orchestra [ … ]
The title sounds like an action movie but we are looking at some lighting theory of reflection, the angle of incidence and interaction of light with different surfaces. Plus the [ … ]
Live lighting is making more appearances in an increasing range of performances and show types. Put the edge back in your lighting design with the fear of uncertainty.
A look at lighting design in the new millennium and how the lighting designer’s job has been changed by market forces and a growing entertainment industry.
Stage Lighting (clue in the name), lighting the stage would seem to be it’s primary function. The question “How to light a stage?” seems to come up frequently among beginners. [ … ]
All kinds of lighting design software are available today, the benefits of CAD and visualisation tools are undeniable. On Stage Lighting regularly hears from first time lighting designers including BTEC [ … ]
In this guide to “the dark side”, On Stage Lighting looks at light’s oppo – shadow. Understanding shadow, the lighting designer can control it, avoiding unwanted shadows while creating others [ … ]
This article looks at lighting design using moving lights and helps you think about what to do with those four waggly spots you were hoping to hire in for your next show.
What if the phone rang tomorrow and ….? “Hi. We’ve got this little show coming up in 2012. It’s in East London and we’d like a bit of lighting to [ … ]
A look at a simple principle of stage lighting colour theory – reflected light. This article explains how coloured light interacts with sets and costumes and how to avoid errors [ … ]