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On Stage Lighting brings you information and articles about stage and theatre lighting design…

AutoCAD To VectorWorks To AutoCAD - A Guide

AutoCAD To VectorWorks To AutoCAD – A Guide

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 to AutoCAD.  Meanwhile, AutoCAD users can quickly pick up skills in Vectorworks using their own prior knowledge. (more…) Related: Vectorworks Spotlight Tutorial For Beginners Stage Lighting […]

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The Rules Of Stage Lighting Design

The Rules Of Stage Lighting Design

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 the novice lighting designer can tackle such a game. (more…) Related: Your First Lighting Design How To – A crash course in 10 steps Reflected […]

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Dance Lighting Introduction

Dance Lighting Introduction

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 of side light in particular. (more…) Related: Stage Lighting Tutorials – Stage Lighting 101 Review Your First Lighting Design How To – A crash course […]

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Lighting An Orchestra

Lighting An Orchestra

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 or choir (while keeping conductors and musicians happy) including a simple rig design without overstage rigging postions. (more…) Related: Lighting & Shadow Backlight – Why […]

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Light Reflection and the Angle Of Incidence

Light Reflection and the Angle Of Incidence

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 comforting constancy of physics and being able to predict what happens to a stage lighting beam once you’ve let it fly. (more…) Related: Backlight – […]

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Live Lighting

Live Lighting

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. (more…) Related: The Rules Of Stage Lighting Design Lighting An Orchestra Dance Lighting Introduction Lighting The Stage

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Lighting The Stage

Lighting The Stage

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. On Stage Lighting looks at basic front lighting for any venue or show. (more…) Related: Backlight – Why You Should Be Using Backlighting Lighting An […]

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Lighting & Shadow

Lighting & Shadow

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 for effect. (more…) Related: Lighting An Orchestra Lighting Design with Moving Lights – A Small Show Light Reflection and the Angle Of Incidence The Samoiloff […]

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Olympic Sized Lighting Design

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 liven the place up.” Where the **** do you start with an Olympic sized lighting design? Or any large scale lighting design for that matter? […]

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Reflected Colour in Stage Lighting Design

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 when choosing saturated colour for your theatre lighting. (more…) Related: The Samoiloff Effect – Lighting Magic and Colour Effects Lighting Design with Moving Lights – […]

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Colour Correction Filters – More Stage Lighting Gels

Colour correction lighting filters are an easy solution to achieve a standardised white light. Following on from Colour Temperature …, this article looks at colour correction filters and their uses in lighting design, both practical and artistic. (more…) Related: Colour Temperature Reflected Colour in Stage Lighting Design The Samoiloff Effect – Lighting Magic and Colour […]

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Colour Temperature

Good stage lighting makes use of coloured light to create mood or depict the lighting in a specific location and time of day. This article gives you an introduction to colour temperature, why it is important and it’s relevance in stage lighting design. Related: Colour Correction Filters – More Stage Lighting Gels Reflected Colour in […]

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