Stage Lighting Basics: Stage Lighting Layouts

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A critical part of stage lighting design involves the placement of your fixtures. How you layout your lighting matters, as it serves as the foundation for illuminating the stage during the production. Generally speaking, all stage lighting layouts involve a few fundamental placements. By using the right approach, you’ll be able to cover the vast […]

Stage Lighting Basics: Intelligent Fixtures, DMX, and More

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If you’re new to stage lighting, some of the base technologies involved may feel a bit mysterious. Understanding what each technology is, how it works, and how it benefits stage light design can be challenging at first. Luckily, by understanding certain key components, the pieces start to come together. Digital Multiplex (DMX) is one of […]

Theatre Stage Lights: What Do I Need for a Basic Show?

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If you’re running a small production – like a community, school, or church show – it’s easy to become overwhelmed by choice. The sheer number of theatre stage lights on the market is often astounding, particularly if anyone creating their first basic production. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a setup that’ll meet your […]

Getting Started with DMX Lighting

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While older lighting approaches are certainly simple, they don’t provide the level of versatility most productions need. Whether you’re new to stage or screen lighting or simply want to explore new avenues that offer additional control, you may be curious about DMX lighting and whether it could be right for your needs. With DMX, you […]

Opera Australia Goes Fully-Digital for its Stage Lighting and Design

Need inspiration for lighting and designing your next stage production? Look no further than Opera Australia, and their digital production of Madama Butterfly. This season, Opera Australia broke new ground by presenting a completely “digital” season. Following a move in this direction with last year’s Aida, the company went full speed ahead for its productions in the Sydney Opera […]

GLP Lights Up Summer Night Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic

Jerry Appelt turned to GLP for the Summer Night Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic using more than 440 GLP fixtures to ensure radiant illumination of stage, castle and gardens – and it’s beautiful! From GLP: “For this mammoth task, the internationally renowned designer primarily relied on LED fixtures from the GLP portfolio. More than 440 […]

Chroma-Q Color Force II LEDs Shining Bright at Rammstein European Stadium Tour 2019

Roland Greil & Patrick Woodroffe, lighting designers, of Woodroffe Bassett Design used over 100 Chroma-Q® Color Force II™ LED battens to light the Rammstein’s European Stadium Tour 2019. Rammstein, the legendary German metal band, is on their first-ever stadium tour, with 31 European dates this Summer. They are touring to promote their self-titled studio album. […]

Robe iPointes Beat the Elements at Elements Festival in Germany

Robe‘s new IP65 rated iPointe moving lights were prominent among lighting fixtures on the main stage at this year’s Elements Festival, a two day showcase of great vibes and fabulous house music — techno and tech house to future house, hardstyle, and EDM — in a beautiful amusement park at Dormettingen, 80km southwest of Stuttgart, […]

LED Upgrade of the Century at The Muny with 700+ Chauvet Professional Luminaires

With its hurly-burly mix of saints and sinners, Hot Box dancers and street-smart gamblers, colorful costumes and evocative settings, Guys and Dolls is as captivating today as it was when it debuted on Broadway in 1950. This was plain to see when Frank Loesser’s multi-Tony Award winning musical kicked off the 2019 season at the St. Louis […]