Archive and Final Activities: The Lighting Design is Cleaned Up and Stored
This stage examines the packet of information representing all aspects of the lighting design, created once the production has been frozen. Before computers, that packet comprised solely of hard copy documents placed in a file folder or three-ring binder. Nowadays, the archive lighting information for any show is a combination of both hard documents stored in a file cabinet and soft copy documents stored on numerous copies of storage media.
Other final activities take place, ranging from the financial to the emotional, before the lighting design and the experience can be finally put to bed.