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Lighting Training Terminology

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Amp
measure of electrical current
Circuit
series of items plugged into one circuit breaker
Conventional
a light that can turn on or off
Dimmer
changes the intensity of a lamp/light bulb/fixture
DMX
lighting computer language
Downstage
the area of the stage that is closest to the audience
Edison
3 pronged plug
Ellipsoidal
a type of light fixture in the theatre that focuses
Flash
to turn on the light quickly
Focus
to aim light
Fresnel
a type of lens that is used to diffuse light
Front of House (FOH)
anywhere other than where the actors are (ex. hallways/ticket booth not backstage)
Gel
a light filter
Gobo
goes before optics. thin piece of metal with patterns lasered into it that is used as a stencil to make designs with the lights
Hang
putting a light where it's supposed to be
House Left
This refers to the left side of the house/audience, as one is sitting in the audience, facing the stage
House Right
Refers to the Right side of the house/audience, as one is sitting in the audience, facing the stage
Lamp
theatre word for light bulb
LED
light emitting diode. electronically produces light with minimal heat
Lens
shaped piece of glass used for manipulating/ focus and or diffuse light
Load
total current on the circut
Moving Lights
intelligent lights that move
PAR can
a lamp inside of a can
Patch
soft or hard patching.
Programming
the process of preparing your lighting consul
Stage Directions
A way of defining locations on the stage
Stage Left
Refers to the Left side of the stage as one is standing on the stage, facing the audience
Stage Pin
type of electrical connector
Stage Right
Refers to the Right side of the stage as one is standing on the stage, facing the audience
Twist Lock
like an edison but the blades are in a circular pattern and it locks together
Upstage
The area of the stage that is furthest from the audience
Volt
comes in 2 varieties: 120v or 208v
Watt
amount of energy used over time
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