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Stage Lighting by Richard E. Dunham

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9 Advanced Equipment and Personal Computers in Lighting

 

 

 

After the appearance of electricity, theatrical lighting quickly evolved and rapidly became exponentially more complex through the benefits of technology. When lighting manufacturers provided us with piano boards, we brought on more boards and operators; as they delivered presetting and electronic control, we discovered the need to use more dimmers and wanted a more rapid yet accurate means of setting cues; when the manufacturers gave us computer control, we wanted even more lighting fixtures and dimmers, and this time additional luminaire functions, including moving lights, were developed and added to our rigs. Now, we’ve come to the point that it’s almost impossible to keep track ...

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