Lighting Plan Example
Typical Box Set in School Theatre
This is how you might choose to light the typical box set (shown in the scenery section) on a stage in typical school hall or theatre.
The main lanterns are generally focussed on the key areas:
- Stage right, desk area
- Upstage right, French windows
- Upstage right, cyclorama
- Centre stage, sofa
- Stage left, fireplace
- Upstage left, door
- Upstage left, interior backing
There is enough overlap between theses areas to ensure all of the stage is illuminated.
The furniture has been omitted from this diagram for clarity.
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The arrangement of the lanterns is not symmetrical, because the stage setting is not symmetrical, although the lighting is balanced.
This lighting plan is possible with just a 12 channel lighting system. If you had more channels it would be beneficial to split the lanterns on channels 1, 3, 4, 8, 9 and possibly 11, to give better control.
You will often find that there is not always a lighting bar just where you need it, so one of the lanterns on circuit 9 is on a lighting stand.
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