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On Stage Lighting

On Stage Lighting
A blog for anyone interested in or learning stage lighting and lighting design written from withing the live event industry.
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Stage Lighting People and Problems - Interactive
2008-06-03 10:04:00
In the first of Your Stage Lighting Interactive articles, we look at 3 challenges in the stage lighting world and ask for your opinions about the kind of person that works in stage lighting.
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ChamSys MagicQ PC - Lighting Control for Free
2008-05-23 15:49:00
On Stage Lighting has always liked the ChamSys MagicQ and MagicQ PC, the free PC lighting control software, is the cheapest way to get your hands on a professional console. What makes MagicQ PC so great and why is it worth learning?
More About: Free , Control
Stage Lighting Education - What You Need To Get A Job
2008-05-19 10:07:00
In a series of interviews, On Stage Lighting spoke to four industry professionals about getting a first job in the lighting business. This article considers the results and what to think about when choosing your stage lighting education.
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Lighting Hire Company - Stage Lighting Education IV
2008-05-18 11:24:00
This part of our series finds out what the Managing Director of a large Lighting Hire business considers essential in any stage lighting education.
More About: Education , Company , Stage
Lighting Designer - Stage Lighting Education III
2008-05-17 11:30:00
The third part of our series about stage lighting education finds out what a top UK lighting designer thinks is important before starting out in the lighting business.
More About: Education , Lighting , Designer , Stage
Production Lighting - Stage Lighting Education II
2008-05-16 10:05:00
In the second part of our series about stage lighting education and employment, On Stage Lighting talks to Operations Manager at a large UK lighting company.
More About: Education , Production
Theatre Electrician- Stage Lighting Education I
2008-05-15 11:30:00
What education do you need to work in theatre stage lighting? On Stage Lighting asks a leading Lighting Designer and Chief Electrician what they really look for in a candidate. And what is their ideal stage lighting education?
More About: Education , Theatre
Colour Correction Filters - More Stage Lighting Gels
2008-05-09 16:40:00
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 About: Lighting , Colour , Stage , Filters , Lighting Design
Colour Correction Filters - More Stage Lighting Gels
2008-05-09 16:40:00
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 About: Lighting , Colour , Stage , Filters , Lighting Design
Colour Temperature
2008-04-30 20:22:00
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.
More About: Temperature , Colour , Lighting Design
Colour Temperature
2008-04-30 20:22:00
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.
More About: Temperature , Colour , Lighting Design
Backlight - What, Why, How and Where?
2008-04-25 14:37:00
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 and what effect does it have in different stage lighting situations?
More About: Lighting Design
Backlight - What, Why, How and Where?
2008-04-25 14:37:00
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 and what effect does it have in different stage lighting situations?
More About: Lighting Design
Freelance Stage Lighting Technician - The Inside Story
2008-04-14 22:05:00
The modern stage lighting industry is extremely changeable. The call for lighting techs goes up and down like a truss rigged on elastic, it’s what they call a flexible labour market. So, production companies rely on freelance technicians ( freelancers, freeloaders [insert term of abuse here]). Becoming a freelance lighting tech ...
More About: Story , Lighting , Freelance , Inside , Stage
Freelance Stage Lighting Technician - The Inside Story
2008-04-14 22:05:00
The modern stage lighting industry is extremely changeable. The call for lighting techs goes up and down like a truss rigged on elastic, it’s what they call a flexible labour market. So, production companies rely on freelance technicians ( freelancers, freeloaders [insert term of abuse here]). Becoming a freelance lighting tech ...
More About: Story , Lighting , Freelance , Inside , Stage
Your First Lighting Design How To ? A crash course in 10 steps
2008-04-06 22:00:00
On Stage Lighting recently had a number of questions on doing a first lighting design. If you have been given the job of lighting designer for your next school play, this crash course will help you learn the basics of the lighting design process. It won?t help you learn all the detail of how ...
More About: Design , Crash , Lighting Design , Steps
Your First Lighting Design How To ? A crash course in 10 steps
2008-04-06 22:00:00
On Stage Lighting recently had a number of questions on doing a first lighting design. If you have been given the job of lighting designer for your next school play, this crash course will help you learn the basics of the lighting design process. It won?t help you learn all the detail of how ...
More About: Design , Crash , Lighting Design , Steps
DMX Dip Switch Calculator - Work It Out For Yourself!
2008-03-31 11:19:00
Many intelligent lighting fixtures and effects use LCD displays and complex menu functions to allow setting to be changed. Although now less common, even on cheaper fixtures, setting DIP switches to a binary DMX address is still required. But do you really need a Dip Switch Calculator ?
More About: Work , Work It
ETC Source Four PARNel - To Buy or Not To Buy?
2008-03-20 11:50:00
In 2009 it will 10 years since the award winning ETC Source Four PARNel was launched.  A interesting “wavy” lens was added to the original S4 PAR casing to produce a hybrid of the traditional PAR can and a stage lighting fresnel.  Since then, the PARnel has been popular but hasn’t sent all it’s older ...
ETC Source Four PARNel - To Buy or Not To Buy?
2008-03-20 11:50:00
In 2009 it will 10 years since the award winning ETC Source Four PARNel was launched. A interesting “wavy” lens was added to the original S4 PAR casing to produce a hybrid of the traditional PAR can and a stage lighting fresnel. Since then, the PARnel has been popular but hasn’t sent all ...
HTP vs LTP - Lighting Desk Basics 5
2008-03-12 11:52:00
One of elements of learning intelligent lighting control, is grasping the difference in the two ways a lighting desk treats control channels. The concept of Highest Takes Precedence (HTP) and Latest Takes Precedence (LTP) is actually very simple but is often misunderstood and explaining it can make it seem more complicated. On Stage Lighting always ...
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HTP vs LTP - Lighting Desk Basics 5
2008-03-12 11:52:00
One of elements of learning intelligent lighting control, is grasping the difference in the two ways a lighting desk treats control channels. The concept of Highest Takes Precedence (HTP) and Latest Takes Precedence (LTP) is actually very simple but is often misunderstood and explaining it can make it seem more complicated. On Stage Lighting always ...
More About: Desk , Basics
Stage Lighting Systems ? Lighting Rig Anatomy
2008-02-27 14:47:00
Stage lighting systems can contain numerous components but the elements of the system are the same. On Stage Lighting goes a quick and dirty tour of the basics of stage lighting system. If know much about stage lighting, or take things too seriously ? look away now.
More About: Anatomy , Systems , Stage
Stage Lighting Systems - Lighting Rig Anatomy
2008-02-27 14:47:00
Stage lighting systems can contain numerous components but the elements of the system are the same. On Stage Lighting goes a quick and dirty tour of the basics of stage lighting system. If know much about stage lighting, or take things too seriously ? look away now.
More About: Anatomy , Systems , Stage
LED Light Control - DMX Controllers for LED Stage Lighting
2008-02-14 17:15:00
As LED technology becomes cheap, using LED stage lights is a hot topic in the world of stage lighting. The possibilities of using a low power, high brightness LED light with colour mixing capabilities seems hard to resist but how do you control your LED lights? Stage lighting controllers vary widely in both cost and features ...
More About: Lighting , Light , Control , Controllers
LED Light Control - DMX Controllers for LED Stage Lighting
2008-02-14 17:15:00
As LED technology becomes cheap, using LED stage lights is a hot topic in the world of stage lighting. The possibilities of using a low power, high brightness LED light with colour mixing capabilities seems hard to resist but how do you control your LED lights? Stage lighting controllers vary widely in both cost and ...
More About: Lighting , Light , Control , Controllers
Stage Lighting Tutorials - Stage Lighting 101 Review
2008-02-11 16:58:00
There are some good free stage lighting tutorials on the web and the daddy of them is Stage Lighting 101 by Bill Williams. Bill Williams has a pedigree as an international lighting designer, lighting author and teacher and his work is a must for beginners.
More About: Tutorials , Review , Lighting Design
Stage Lighting Tutorials - Stage Lighting 101 Review
2008-02-11 16:58:00
There are some good free stage lighting tutorials on the web and the daddy of them is Stage Lighting 101 by Bill Williams. Bill Williams has a pedigree as an international lighting designer, lighting author and teacher and his work is a must for beginners.
More About: Tutorials , Review , Lighting Design
DMX Over Ethernet - The Ethernet To DMX Converter
2008-02-09 17:22:00
DMX over Ethernet has been around in stage lighting control for quite a while. The concept of sending DMX512 universes over a network, using Cat5 cable or Wireless, has some advantages but an ethernet to DMX converter has not been cheap. As a new low cost ethernet to DMX gateway enters the market, On Stage ...
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DMX Over Ethernet - The Ethernet To DMX Converter
2008-02-09 17:22:00
DMX over Ethernet has been around in stage lighting control for quite a while. The concept of sending DMX512 universes over a network, using Cat5 cable or Wireless, has some advantages but an ethernet to DMX converter has not been cheap. As a new low cost ethernet to DMX gateway enters the market, On Stage Lighting ...
More About: Converter
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