Common design methods and concepts in stage lighting design

Common design methods and concepts in stage lighting design

Stage lighting design is not a simple content, it needs to be tailored according to the theme and type of the event. Lighting design is not only a professional technology, but also requires the lighting engineer’s understanding of the theme of the event and his own creative ideas, including what the director wants the audience to see? How to highlight the content that the audience should pay attention to, etc. The following Jinteng stage lighting introduces some commonly used methods and concepts in stage lighting design.

1. Carve with light

By adjusting the angle and intensity of the light source, objects and people can look very different. The designer uses different combinations to highlight the key points of certain scenes.

The lighting engineer needs to pay attention to the stage and performance at all times to determine the angle and intensity of the specific program lighting.


2.. Restricted color

Modern stage lighting can produce millions of different colors of light. Having such a wide color wheel can provide creativity for lighting engineers. However, the visual effects on the stage tend to be too complicated and messy due to too many color combinations. Most lighting engineers avoid using multiple colors. Limiting the color of the light and choosing only a few colors at a time will make the look cleaner and more pleasant.


3. Use the darkness

Lighting engineers always want to use as much light as possible, but they also need to think about how to use darkness. For a show, some dark moments are sometimes more important than bright moments. Lighting engineers need to consider when and how to use darkness like lighting, just like the “blank” technique commonly used in the creation of Chinese art works, to create imagination for the audience.


4. Less is more

Like most jobs, lighting engineers need to work within a certain budget and time frame. This means that there will be restrictions on equipment or preparation time. For these reasons, they usually use less lighting equipment, but this does not mean that the live lighting effects will be affected.

The memorable lighting designs that some lighting engineers bring on stage follow the “less is more” rule. For example, during a concert, a song may only use a small amount of lighting equipment to illuminate the singer, but the rest of the song will use a complete set of lighting equipment and design. Perhaps compared to a performance using hundreds of lights, this few moments will be more beautiful and more impressive.


Post time: Nov-27-2020

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