The Stage Lighting Guide


From the plan, lists are prepared of the required number of:

  1. Types of Light
  2. Length of cable.
  3. Accessories.
  4. Colour Filters.
  5. Section Drawings.

Section through stage showing the masking of lights by the borders

Will there be borders to mask the lights (and other things) hanging above the stage? If so, draw a section to check that all the light beams will be able to reach all desired parts of the actors and the scenery. Usually (but not always) the heights of the borders and lighting bars can be adjusted. Only a section will determine what these relative heights should be, and only a section will determine how effective the masking arrangements will be for an audience eye in the front row.

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