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drama + theatre glossary: lighting design
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lighting bar hung from auditorium close to stage
abb. amplifier used to amplify sound
abb. Ampere, a unit of electrical current
small spotlight under 500w
light coming from upstage, behind scenery or actors, to sculpt and separate them from the background
a method of projecting images onto a translucent screen from behind. Often used for projected scenery or special effects. Because the projector is usually close to the screen, special lenses are needed to ensure that the image seen by the audience is large enough.
Emetal tube used for hanging lanterns
a rotatable attachment consisting of two or four metal flaps (hinged) which is fixed to the front of a Fresnel or PC type lantern to cut off the beam in a particular direction(s). Profile lanterns use SHUTTERS to achieve a greater degree of control and accuracy.
compartmentalised floodlights set up so as to allow colour mixing. See also GROUNDROW. Low voltage battens are commonly used as Elight curtains & for colour washes. Known in the US as a Strip light.
lantern with no lens but with parabolic reflector
profile lantern with two sets of shutters, one of which produces a E hard edge, and one a soft edge. Not necessary in zoom profiles, because this requirement is fulfilled by two lenses.
a lighting cue where all stage lights go off simultaneously.
abb. for "lighting control board"
increase light levels
connected circuit in lighting system
decrease light levels
type of colour gel
means by which a lantern can be identified and connected to a dimmer
normally used to attach lanterns to bars
list of gels for a design
a sheet of plastic usually composed of a coloured resin sandwiched between two clear pieces. The coloured filter absorbs all the colours of light except the colour of the filter itself, which it allows through. A colour filter is sometimes known as a Gel, after the animal material Gelatine, from which filters were originally made.
combining the effects of two or more lighting gels.
where lighting is controlled from
bringing another lighting state up to completely replace the current lighting state. Sometimes abbreviated to Xfade or XF.
system of lights used to give "Cues",
list of effects
also called Frost. Softens light
device that controls electricity passed to lanterns ..
a light from directly above the acting area.
full costume/lighting/effects/sound/ action rehearsal
(Chief, Deputy, Assistant) responsible for lighting
"LX' electrical things or electrical department
"LX" tape sticky back plastic tape available in various colours
type of reflector used in profile spots
usually "sound" but can be "lighting"
means of controlling lights
when lights are flashed for effect
method of testing lanterns
jargon for footlights
to wash the stage with general lighting. The name given to a basic box-shaped lantern with a simple reflector used to achieve this effect.
The adjustment of lighting/projection equipment and/or the direction in which it is aimed
when adjustment and plotting is done
large profile spotlight with operator
adjustable spotlight giving a diffused light, created by the construction of its lens of 'concentric circles'. Used with barn doors.
abb. for 'effects'
coloured lighting film (originally made from gelatine)
metal slide placed in gate of lantern which throws a pattern
floodlight battens placed on stage
gas contained in lamps
warning shouted if anything is dropped from above
the lights that illuminate the auditorium before and after the performance and during intermission.
term of electrical resistance
device in lantern gate that allows beam size to be altered
instruction to stop action or effect
the thing that creates light in a lantern ("bulb" in domestic terms)
intensity of light
lighting cue description
a term used to describe a situation where no physical set is used on stage. The 'set' is created entirely by means of lighting.
to turn something off
old term for Follow Spots
lever/slide which controls all light
thick cable containing many cables
PC - prism convex
or "pebble". A lens in a lantern
type of lantern containing a fixed beam par lamp
panel where lighting circuits are connected and changed - 'patched'
lighting position concealed behind proscenium
lantern which can produce hard or soft light
any list of cues
the master copy of the performance, including all blocking, effects and cues
plotting a lighting cue by saving it to the lighting board
shiny surface in back of lantern which helps throw light
fixing lighting, sound and scenic devices to the theatre structure
lighting rig at full capacity
low level light cast at side of normal light beam
low side lights
device in lantern used to shape beam
side lighting position in auditorium walls
lighting effects used to enhance a theatrical performance.
unwanted light on the stage
distance between lantern and object
thick bundle of cables from lighting bar
lighting/scenic metal section made from three lengths of lightweight alloy (triangular construction
abb. Ultra Violet
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