Lighting a Stage
This notebook demonstrates how to properly light an entire stage using the three-point lighting techniques, while teaching you how to break your stage down into zones, helping you accomplish the smoothest wash effects possible.
Chapters in this Notebook
Introduction to Terminology
To effectively light a stage, we should know how to communicate about the the layout of our stage. Tran walks us through some stage specific terminology and how these terms came to be.
Choosing the Right Fixture
Choosing the right tool for the job will always yield the best results, but what if you don’t know what those tools are? In this chapter we’ll have a look at the different options for lighting your stage, and the results you can expect from each fixture.
Lighting in Zones
In Chapter three we’ll take a look at how we can break up our stage into zones to give us some more options when lighting our stages. We’ll also look at some simple tips to make sure our coverage is even when the full stage wash is used.
Whether lighting an entire stage with a simple wash or breaking the stage up into zones, we employ the same concepts from our, Lighting a Subject notebook. While once again, looking at fixture options, and the results each choice can yield.
We wrap up this notebook with a conversation about side lighting. Whether used for theatrical effects or to simply further minimize shadows, Tran talks about both the simple “full wash” and zoning approaches to using side light.