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Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance, Broadcast, and Entertainment by Richard Cadena

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Chapter 29

The Digital Lighting Revolution

Every generation needs a new revolution.—Thomas Jefferson

If automated lighting is to hand over the mantle of cutting-edge lighting technology, then digital lighting will surely take it up. Digital lighting opens new avenues for production designers that they could previously only dream about. Its graphic and animation capabilities make gobos appear low-tech in comparison. The ability to create custom content to suit the production vastly increases the freedom of design and uniquely marks each production. Its scenic projection capabilities bring another dimension to productions that was previously unavailable.

Digital lighting is a bit more ethereal than “conventional” automated lighting with analog ...

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