Paper work

Lighting paper includes:

bullet light plots
bullet sections
bullet channel hookups
bullet dimmer hookups
bullet magic sheets
bullet instrument schedules
bullet shop orders

Tools you may need to create this paperwork may include:

bullet drafting paper, scale ruler, lighting template for drafting units, pencils, drafting triangles, sketch pads, pads of lined paper, and more.

But, what about the computer and some drafting program??? Lighting design has been around far longer then computers. you don't need them. Yes, managing a large show can be a bit easier with a good paperwork program, but it is far from necessary.
Have you heard the story about how NASA spent thousands and thousands of dollars on inventing a pen that would write in space: they could have used a pencil....

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Light Board

The main theater of the Edward R. Murrow High School uses the ETC Express 48/96 computer control board. I believe that this is one of the best boards for educational theater. It's also a great board for theaters that have several different types of shows going on at any given time. It can be programmed to repeat cues with a single GO button. Or, you can use it like a regular two-scene pre-set board. I tend to use the manual functions when we have outside rental groups use the theater. Programming the computer part just takes too long with only one rehearsal.

For more info: http://www.etcconnect.com

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Focusing

 When your teacher tells you to cut the light at a certain point he wants you to use the shutters to cut the light off at a certain point. You adjust the shutters by pulling them out or pushing them in.   
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Steps for Wiring

This page was created by Steven. A Freshman in the Murrow Stage Lighting Class. Thanks for all the hard work Steven!!!

Before following these steps make sure that the power is turned off or the outlet is unplugged (see instructor or teacher to turn off the power). To know if a plug is not working look if it is tied up in a knot. (When a plug is tied up in a knot it means it doesn’twork and it has to be fixed)

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Patch Panel

This is a patch panel. Sort of looks like an old telephone operator's plug board. Each vertical line of holes, 5 each, are wired to one dimmer
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