Clients unfamiliar with the technology behind theatrical lighting are always asking for explanations on lighting protocols or theories.
Instead of trying to re-invent the wheel, we have provided links to some of our colleagues sites, where they have already answered the questions!
So sit back, and get ready to learn!
Here's a very informative paper from City Theatrical on the use of Top Hats, Half Top Hats and Color Extenders.
ProCo Sound has info on different types of cables:
- Fly System
- Lighting Designer
- Lighting Control Console
- Intelligent Lighting
- Stage lighting instrument
- Ellipsoidal reflector spotlight
PLSN always has interesting articles. The January 2006 issue spotlighted coiling cables.
This To That - Advice on gluing anything to anything
Gobo & Gel suggestions for Classic Plays -- courtesy of Apollo!
- Apollo Playbook Vol 1
- Apollo Playbook Vol 2
- Arsenic and Old Lace
- Death of a Salesman
- The Miracle Worker
- The Odd Couple
- Apollo PLaybook Vol 3
Doug Fleenor is the master of DMX. If someone is looking for a solution, he's got it. Here are some of his articles on DMX:
JR Clancy is one of the leading suppliers of theatrical rigging equipment.
Pathway provides theatrical networking solutions.
Paul Pelletier Software has some great programs for lighting. My favorite is LD Calculator Lite
Here's what OSHA has to say about spansets.