Chapter 3


Preparing for Programming


Fixture Setup
The Console
Preparing the Patch
Numbers Everywhere

Grouping Basics

Too Many Numbers

Selecting with Groups

Additional Group Features

Read All About It

Building a Basic Outline
Protecting Your Work
Always Be Prepared

There are many things that must be taken into consideration before you can begin programming. In many ways lighting programmers are similar to airline pilots. We are at the controls of very sophisticated equipment, often working to meet impossible deadlines, and usually not seen by the audience (passengers). Just as a pilot will not simply board a plane and take off, most automated lighting programmers do not just walk up to a console and rig and ...

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