Role of a Lighting Director: Understand Needs, Goals of Production
By Chris Tall · June 6, 2017 • Knowing the roles of different members of the team allows you to separate and focus on them as you and the production team go through the steps of creating a production.
Lighting Design: It’s Not the Light, It’s Where You Put It
By Greg Saffles · May 29, 2017 • In general, you want your fixtures to be placed at a 45-degree angle from the subject. Higher than this, and you will end up with unflattering shadows.
Lighting Design: The Basics Behind Which Fixtures Support the Best Visuals
By Steven Hall · May 16, 2017 • Among the different types of lights available to you, the most important aspect to nearly every design I complete is the back light.
Lighting Design: Experiment With Your Space, Don’t Simply Copy
By Adam Dye · May 11, 2017 • One of the most frustrating yet liberating foundations of design is that much of the best design comes from within the limitations of resources.
The Ins, Outs of LED Tape
By Steven Hall · April 21, 2017 • Able to be bent, installed, and shaped to create truly stunning works of stage art, each respective LED light allows the tape to blend and disappear into a set, if desired.
Washes, Beams, and Spots … How to Know the Difference
By Greg Saffles · April 14, 2017 • Venturing into the world of fixture selection can be overly intimidating, but remember that the goal is to choose the best possible fixture for what we're trying to achieve.
Lighting Consoles: A 10-Point Checklist
By Chris Tall · April 11, 2017 • If you’re assessing a new console, you’ll want to learn about it enough to know if it “just makes sense.” If you are learning an existing console, take the time to understand its command structure so that you know how to best use it.
Moving Lights for Worship Technology — Stage Wash Thoughts
By Charlie Pike · April 5, 2017 • Adding moving lights over the stage is what the vast majority of churches — both large and small — are installing for their intelligent lighting.
Pennsylvania Church Updates with LED Displays, Lighting
By Andres Caamano · March 22, 2017 • First of three phases completed in late February successfully improves lighting at contemporary church north of Pittsburgh. Video, audio upgrades next on the horizon.
Elation Proteus Beam Moving Head Set to Empower Creativity
By TD Staff · March 3, 2017 • First in Proteus series of IP-rated arc source fixtures created from extensive R&D work, with the ability to use the fixture when inclement weather occurs.
Lighting the Video Shoot: Learn That Last 20 Percent
By Kevin Penrod · December 6, 2016 • Experience is the best teacher in our world, but that doesn’t mean you should not do your research and benefit from the experience others have already gone through.
Look, See, Light! Simple Approaches For Lighting Video
By Jim Sippel · November 29, 2016 • If you feel you need a little more separation of your subject from the background, you can use a small fixture to place light on the background.
Lighting the Video Shoot: Making Your Work Shine
By Chris Tall · November 29, 2016 • For most studio shoots, the goal is to remove most shadows.
Lights That Move? Inconceivable!
By Charlie Pike · October 3, 2016 • LEDs have come a seriously long way since the technology first began being used within the entertainment industry.
Lighting is the Key
By Ralph Hicks · September 22, 2016 • What if I told you, that you don’t need new cameras, just good lighting?
Latest ResourcePortable Sound Systems: Flexibility, Options Key To Right Setup
If we choose our portable systems wisely, we can turn these quick setups, that can sometimes be distracting, into an atmosphere that will engage the audience.