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MTEL Theater Test - Lighting

Content to study for people preparing to take the Massachusetts teaching licensure test in theater. This flashcard set is limited to just the lighting and sound content.
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Birdie
low voltage uplight often used to conceal set pieces
Dip
hidden trapdoor concealing outlets on stage or a lacquer used to tint bulbs or lighting set up at stage level
Douser
metal flag used to block a beam of light
Donut
metal plate inserted into lanterns to sharpen focus
CSI
Iodine light used in followspots.
Backlight
comes from upstage or from behind actors.
Ballyhoo
lighting effect when swinging a spot beam in a figure 8
Baffle
material used to prevent light from spilling into another area or to reduce sound reflection
Barndoors
flaps on the front of a Fresnel that are adjusted to control the beam.
Throw
The distance between a lighting source and what is being lit.
Digital Light Curtain "DLC"
remote-controlled batten with color changers
Array
loudspeakers flown in for a performance
Artic / Articulated Lorry
Used to transport required items (props, costumes, technical equipment) in traveling productions
Attribute
aspect of moving light that can be controlled
A-D Converter
analog to digital converter used in computer soundcards
A1
code used by the Lighting Industry Forum to indicate recommended usage of lanterns
Advance Bar
lighting bar set downstage of the proscenium
Ampere / Amps
measurement of electrical current in a circuit
Aero
light with tight beam that produces intense light
Cans
headsets used to communicate backstage
Chase
sequence of cues to change lighting
CL
imaginary line down middle of stage
Luminaire
all-encompassing term for lighting equipment
Lux
level of illumination on a surface
Maroon
device that creates the sound of an explosion
Natural Density Filter
Used to decrease light's intensity without changing color
Clipping
when sound is distorted because an amp is too weak
Clearance
FOH communication that house is ready
Compact Iodide Daylight "CID"
high intensity lamp that simulates daylight
Fills
speakers used in addition to main sound system
Fill Light
compensates for holes in key lighting
Flagging
waving hands in front of beam to find where focus is on stage
Breakup
abstract gobo - provides non-specific texture
Bump
flash in light - often a cue
Burnout
Gel that's melted or lost its color
Boss Plate
used to bolt down scenery
Color Call
list of colors needed for a lighting plan
CMY
refers to colors mixed in moving lights
Color Filter
blocks all but one color from coming through
Additive Color
when two colored beams are focused on one area
Beam Light
lamp that uses a parabolic reflector for high-intensity
Bifocal Spot
has two sets of shutters
Blinders
face the audience to prevent them from seeing backstage
Silk
filter that stretches light in different directions
Scoop
mounted in ellipsoidal reflector - produces soft-edged, circular beam. Used as floodlight.
Key Light
main source of lighting
Kicker Light
Flank actors. Enhance 3-D look
Lamp Tray
part of lamp where lamp holder sits
Parcan
intense light - used for special effects
Pearl
lamp with frosted finish that diffuses light
Pin Spot
focuses a small beam on a specific spot
Focus Chart
record indicating exact focus of all lanterns
Arc Lamp
Powered by battery, so not practical until invention of generator.
Baby Lens
incandescent spotlight