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case, the separation is represented by small ovals,
drawn and re-drawn, inside that system’s miniature
groundplan.
Along with all of the other systems, it’s then pos-
sible to see the amount of separation required for
each color system in the proposed light plot in a sin-
gle glance. Each of the drawn squares potentially rep-
resents a different color system. Next to the “warm”
square is a “cool” square, and an “NC Bk,” for “No
Color Back.” Likewise, the current thoughts about
the cyc lighting are drawn in the upper right-hand
corner; the top systems in the cyc currently list NC
(for the day look at the top of Act 1, scene 1) and
green (for Tee-boo). The bottom striped rectangle
indicates “rainbow LED.” This will refer to the LED
striplights currently envisioned for the bottom of the
translucency.
Core Design Document Review
As the lighting designer becomes more familiar with
each act, scene, and moment in the show, he or she
is able to write the lighting “score” in the cue mas-
ter. The colors, directions, and specials used within a
scene are then transferred to the systems and specials
sheet. Each system or color indicated on that doc-
ument is then transferred to the preliminary magic
sheet, and a detailing of what needs to be turned on
Figure 3.7 Hokey Preliminary Magic Sheet, Version 1

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