The many facets of automated lighting programming allow for different levels of programmers. Very accomplished programmers may never utilize show control or visualization, while others will depend upon them during nearly every production. Budgetary and time constraints often dictate the use of advanced programming functionalities, while others will use these concepts to further the capabilities of the lighting. It is important for an automated lighting programmer to be aware of the advanced programming techniques that he or she might encounter.
Many years ago I attended a lighting seminar in New York. While ...