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A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Steven Louis Shelley

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Chapter 5

Create the Preliminary Drawings

INTRODUCTION

This chapter examines the first phase towards creating an approved preliminary lighting design. In the case of Hokey, the first step in this phase is to interpret the advance notes and create preliminary drawings of the Hybrid Theatre. The three main views drawn are the preliminary section, the preliminary groundplan, and the front elevation, which define the performance space from the side, overhead, and front viewing planes.

Before this entire process begins, basic decisions about the size, percentage, and use of the draftings need to be considered, along with a brief review of drafting guidelines.

CAD Drafting

In much of today’s entertainment industry, hand-drafting has been supplanted ...

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