The automated lighting programmer must have many skills beyond knowledge of simple programming syntax. The position requires one to evaluate each situation to determine the right method of operation. Some productions hire a programmer to handle all aspects of the lighting, while others hire a programmer to bring an LD’s vision to life. Real world experience with many productions is the only way an automated lighting programmer can become successful. Knowledge, speed, accuracy, people skills, etc. are all vitally important, but there is no substitute for experience.
The Automated Lighting Programmer
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