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.

Read moreStage Lighting Focus Guide – Updated

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

Celine Dion concert

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.

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

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 to wrack and ruin while you find your self on a seat-of-the-pants rollercoaster yet again.

Is it your kit? Your crew? Your Director?

Read on and On Stage Lighting will reveal all.

Read moreShit happens, But..