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Index
Light plot, section, and support
paperwork packet, 49–50
Lighting. See also Focusing; Numbering
systems
special, 8
technical rehearsal and changes in,
426
of translucent drops, 5
Lighting console. See Computer lighting
console. See also House lighting
console
Lighting database, 211. See also Channel
hookup; Circuitry schedule; Dimmer
schedule; Instrument schedule
Lighting department, 43
Lighting design
aesthetics of, 1
creating/constructing, 45
document distribution chart and,
49–51, 50f
document pre-approval charts for,
48–49, 49f
paperwork stages for, 47
in production schedule, 44–46
Lighting design software, 35
Lighting designer
bows and, 438
budget analyzed by, 91
control path and, 16, 16f
core design documents used by,
75–76
departure of, 410–417
director meetings with, 66–67
electricity controlled by, 15–20
focus session checklist for, 362
focus session do’s and don’ts for,
358–359
intermission and, 409
light board operator meeting with,
406–407
light cue level setting session checklist
for, 409
light plot, preferences of, 199–200
load-in, role of, 316
load-in checklist for, 301
“look-away”/”look-at,”, 353
magic sheet used by, 261
performance, viewing location of, 428,
428–429
production table and, 229
run-throughs and, 297–300
safety considerations for, 381–382
after show routine for, 409–410
site survey benefits for, 100–101
skills of, 43
technical rehearsal, beginning and,
424–425
technical rehearsal, stage manager
working with, 425
Lighting instruments, 16
accessory hardware for, 36–38
color placement in, 328
components of, 28
hanging hardware/housing hardware
for, 35–36, 36f
load-in and, 316
prefocusing, 328
selecting, 28–38
types of, 31–35
Lighting package, 45. See also Parameters
origin of show, movement, transporta-
tion impacting, 77–78
performance facility impacting, 96
Lighting paperwork package. See
Document(s)
Lighting rental shop(s), 157. See also Prep-
ping rental lighting package; Vendors
account rep in, 159–160
analyzing, 158–159
bids awarded to, 157, 173
budget cuts, decisions regarding, 181–183
budget cuts and negotiations with, 187
rudeness in, 168
selecting, 158
trucking and, 174–175
Lighting section, 45, 199. See also
Preliminary section
example, 205–211, 206f
functions of, 205
importance of, 118–119
layout for example, 208–209
objectives of, 205
sections for example, 209–211
Lighting states, 21
Lighting system(s). See also Cue light
systems
circuitry and dimmer spreadsheet used
in constructing, 145–146, 146f
constructing, 144–155
construction techniques, 144–145
instrument spreadsheet used in
constructing, 145, 145f
Line tamers, 18
Lineset, 4, 208
Lineset schedule, 200, 205–208, 227
hang plot compared to, 227
Liquid nitrogen fog machine, 38, 38f
“Live” screen, 335
Load, 15
Load calculations
circuitry and, 19–20
power formula for, 19
Load-in, 44
base of operations for, 318
check counts for gear during, 316–317
computer lighting console check dur-
ing, 317–318
day/week before, 300
delays during, 319–320
document changes during, 318
document copies/keeping track during,
318–319
documents archived during, 319
emotions during, 305
final preparations for, 300–301
hot-zone and, 314
hot-zone kept clear during, 316
information distribution check for, 307
initial documents and, 300–301
lighting designer’s checklist for, 301
lighting designer’s role during, 316
lighting instruments and, 316
masking snafu analysis for, 310–311,
311f, 312f
masking snafu comparisons/solutions
for, 313–314, 314f, 315f
masking snafu during, 308–314, 308f
measuring tape positioning during, 320
misunderstandings during, 307–308
night before, 300
preparation for, 305–314
production table placement during, 339
spiking the deck before, 320
union considerations for, 306–307
Load-in and focus packet, 49–50
Loading ramp, 295
Locking handles, 36, 36f
Locking rail, 4, 4f
Loft block, 4, 4f
Low frontlight, 9
Low head high, 204
Lumen, 29
M
Macros, 21–22
Magic sheet, 261. See also Preliminary
magic sheet
layout of, 262–264, 263f
lighting designer using, 261
Main curtain, 2
Manual control, 20
board types for, 21
Manual light board. See also House
manual light board
cues, 23, 23f
light cue level setting session checklist
for, 408–409
presets and, 23, 23f
Manuals, 199, 224–225
Masking, 5–6
“angle-leg” technique for, 127
components of, 5f
leg analysis during, 123–124, 208
load-in, analysis of snafu with,
310–311, 311f, 312f
load-in, comparisons/solutions for
snafu with, 313–314, 314f, 315f
load-in, snafu with, 308–314, 308f
opening and, 5–6
orders for, 171
overhead electric placement and, 144
portals, 5
preliminary groundplan creation and,
127–129, 127f, 128f
preliminary section creation and,
121–123, 122f
“straight-leg” technique for, 127–128
unwritten rules of, 311–313
Master handle, 23
Measuring tape
load-in, positioning, 320
personal, 323
sightline points checked with, 306
for spike marks, 320
Meetings.
See also specific meetings
creative staff, 69
goals of, 64
lighting designer with light board
operator, 406–407
production electrician, 69–70
scene breakdown/analysis impacted by,
71–72
stage manager, 70
summary for, 70–71
types of, 57, 64

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