Zoom Theatre – Do It Yourself Video Performance Lighting

In this article, On Stage Lighting looks at ways performers can take their Zoom lighting game to the next level for what is currently being called “Zoom Theatre”. Also works with Skype, Hangouts, Facetime and others.

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Fixture Modes: What and Why?

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?

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Happy 10th Birthday – Moving On Up

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.

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Stage Lighting Focus Guide – Updated

*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 an LD, directing the lighting focus standing on the stage with their backs to the rig, and wondered what they were looking at on the floor? This newly updated article sheds some light (sorry!) on how to focus stage lighting, with an assistant, from the stage. We examine the process from the viewpoint of both the Lighting Designer and the Electricians and get to grips with some common lighting focus terminology.

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Book Review – Light: Readings In Theatre Practice by Scott Palmer

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 has been all our lives….

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How to Light For IMAG – 5 Ways to Improve Your Lighting Rig for the Camera

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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.

If you’ve recently gone visited a large church, attended at child’s graduation or flown to a national sales meeting, chances are that you experienced what we know as IMAG, or Image Magnification. IMAG uses video cameras and projection systems to make far-away people and objects much more visible via large screens, making the experience at big events intimate for a large number of people.

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