- Essential part of any moving event or exhibition
- Dim the lights to create a soft, subtle glow
- Choose to spotlight specific dramatic elements
- Choose different lights for different stages
Lighting Your Stage
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Essential part of any moving event or exhibition.
Moving Head Stage Lights have always been an essential part of any moving event or exhibition. They have the power to transform any venue into a moving showplace in seconds. With their ability to easily illuminate and guide people from point A to point B, stage lighting can ensure that your display stays on target and that your performance gets the welcome reception it deserves.
Increase the visibility of the stage by employing multiple levels of light. Moving stage lighting comes with an array of different lights that are arranged in varying configurations on the stage to highlight different elements. You can utilize spotlights, down-lighters, and other specialized lights to give more dimension to your setup. Use them sparingly, but carefully to enhance the visual appeal of your setup.
As a general rule, you should place the largest number of these lights on the longest walls or shortest length of distance between adjacent walls.
Dim the lights to create a soft, subtle glow
This is especially ideal if your setup consists of a stage cabin. By lowering the lights to ground level, you will allow more of your set to be seen clearly by your audience. Dimming the stage lighting to a low level also has other advantages as well. It creates a relaxing atmosphere, making audiences feel more comfortable and allowing for easier interactions. Accentuate special effects.
Moving stage lighting can be used effectively to complement any visual effects or performances that you wish to add to your show. It can even be used to provide a point of focus during particular performances. If you have a set that is comprised of a wide variety of elements, then you can use the lighting to emphasize certain elements such as a particular spotlight or grand piano.
Choose to spotlight specific dramatic elements
You may even choose to spotlight specific dramatic elements within the scene, such as a dramatic staircase or a figure skating performance. Dim the lighting. This is another great option for providing highlights to different elements of your stage design.
Of course, you may be required to adjust the overall level of light in order to accommodate your various stage pieces. However, it is important to make sure that all of the pieces you need are appropriately lit when performing so you won't be distracting to your audience.
You may even consider dimming the entire stage system to one setting for quieter stages and then increasing the brightness of the lighting when the need arises.
Remember, the lighting system you use is only one element of a successful stage setup.
Choose different lights for different stages.
One of the primary purposes of lighting is to highlight the different elements of your stage setup. If you have a tall stage, for example, you may want to light it with overhead lights while the back of the stage is lighting with downlights or spotlights.
There are no hard and fast rules to choosing stage lights, but you should generally avoid white, yellow or off-white bulbs in favor of colored lights, as they are easier to see when placed in the correct location on the stage. Position your lights correctly. For example, when lighting a high ceiling, you will need to be very careful not to illuminate the whole ceiling, as this can make the space look smaller and reduce the sense of depth. Instead, place the lights either at eye level or higher. This will also make the space appear more authentic.