In the second part of this mini-series of articles on keeping LED stage lighting rigs on the road, On Stage Lighting looks at a typical moving LED wash fixture and [ … ]
In the first of a mini-series of articles, On Stage Lighting looks at what it takes to keep a modern LED stage lighting rig working and the particular issues surrounding [ … ]
A year on from the release of QLab 4, On Stage Lighting asks: “Will QLab ever really be a lighting thing?”
On Stage Lighting looks at the relatively modern phenomenon of Executors in busking stage lighting setups.
In 2007, I wrote an article on LED lighting for stage and theatrical use as it was fast becoming cheap and more readily available. Major stage lighting manufacturers had started to [ … ]
The continued growth in the use of colour-mixing LED based stage lighting fixtures leads to some unique control requirements. On Stage Lighting give you the quick information on “Virtual Dimmer”. [ … ]
As production lighting technologies simultaneously advance and get more affordable during an era of significant development, On Stage Lighting looks at the fine balance between lighting value and cost.
Following on from some recent discussion in the lighting control hardware vs. software debate, On Stage Lighting considers some trends in the market and the life cycle of specialist lighting [ … ]
Following the release of QLab 4, On Stage Lighting presents some suggestions for lighting workflows aimed at users who may be unfamiliar with programming QLab and its core concepts.
The world of lighting control would seem to be very much about software right now. Fans of different console platforms will argue over functionality and workflow as much as they’ll [ … ]
So, the much anticipated QLab 4 has arrived and with it a new branch of functionality that may or may not have caught you by surprise. On Stage Lighting looks [ … ]
In the third of our experiments in the quest for minimalism in creating a setup for busking concert lighting, On Stage Lighting tackles Executors as a means of busking a [ … ]
In the second of our experiments in search of the Essential Busk Page, On Stage Lighting sets a new set of restrictions that give us a chance to explore further [ … ]
Following a recent tip-off from ChamSys that the 184.108.40.206 release of the MagicQ software will include support for Open Sound Control (OSC), we look at what OSC is and how it relates [ … ]
As part of the ‘Summer of Video’ at On Stage Lighting, we present a short tutorial on a cheap and simple DMX lighting control system that integrates the free LX [ … ]
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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]
Armed with nothing but a well worn pair of shoes and four days supply of anti-migraine pills, On Stage Lighting hits Earl’s Court in London for the 2011 assault on [ … ]
Following the recent news of several stage and event structure collapses, On Stage Lighting looks at where we have come from as a fledgling industry and where we might look [ … ]
An introduction to the Compulite Vector lighting control, a guest article by UK Vector trainer Joe Bleasdale. If you don’t really know much about the Vector, a favourite in control [ … ]