Category: 101

Pre-Viz 101

I program lights for 3 church services a week, Wednesday night, Saturday night, Sunday morning. In addition to that throughout the year we also have several large events that we do including Easter Weekend, our large Christmas production, and the Love Is Red conference (loveisred.net), we have a small amount of LED fixtures and moving […]

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Conventional Lighting 101

When talking about stage lighting you typically have two main types of lighting: conventional and intelligent. The difference is simple, conventional lighting is basically anything that only has one function, lighting up. Intelligent lighting refers to fixtures that have more abilities, such as focus, color change, gobos, prism, etc. In this 101 we’re going to […]

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Lighting for Video 101 – Interviews

This post comes from friend and cinematographer, Michael Cameneti. Michael is so talented when it comes to the world of video, with an impressive portfolio of commercials, and short films, so I thought, who better to explain lighting for video? This tutorial is aimed towards helping to set up lighting for a simple “interview” style […]

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Lumens, Lux, and Footcandles

When comparing fixtures there are lots of things to take into consideration before purchasing or renting. One of the most confusing parts is comparing brightness. Sometimes when you look at the specs on a fixture it will give you a measurement in lumens (lm) and sometimes it will measure it in lux (lx). Lumens and […]

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Color Temperature 101

A great concept to be conscious of when you’re talking about lighting design in any aspect, whether you’re lighting a restaurant, a concert stage, or a video set, is color temperature. Color temperature is going to be most important when you’re talking about photography or videography, but can be used in any setting to help […]

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Haze 101

When it comes to concert style lighting, if you don’t have haze, you don’t have much. You can take 100 moving lights and put them in a room, but with no haze, you’re going to have a severely UNDERwhelming effect. If you’re not familiar with haze, here’s a quick rundown.

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DMX 101

Whether you are at a concert, a church, a play, or a television studio, most likely you’ve seen some lighting that is controlled by DMX. No matter if you’re using a small 4 fader lighting board, or a full size lighting console, or whether you have 1 can light plugged into a dimmer pack, or […]

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Lighting – 101

Thanks for checking out our Lighting 101 series! Here we will be periodically posting simple tutorials to help you to understand some of the basic fundamentals of lighting design. Topics will include DMX, Haze, Intelligent Lighting, and more. Have something you’d like to see us write about in a 101? Don’t be afraid to contact […]

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