Types of Stage Lamps:

  • Flood Light
  • Linear Flood Light
  • Par Can
  • Fresnel
  • Profile Spot Light
  • Follow Spot Light
  • Other Lighting Aspects:

  • Gobos
  • Lighting Desk
  • Lighting Effects
  • Ah, the light desk. I have spent this year becoming familiar with how the light desk functions. The black console next to the moniter controls house lights and work lights - simple but necessary. To power up the lighting board, check that the Grand Master fader is set to zero, then turn the key on the board and turn on the moniter. Set the Grand Master somewhere between 15 and 30 percent and take all the lights that will be used all the way up to warm them up. After that, do what must be done!

    Some Basic Details:

    The submasters have specific light channels programmed into them. Create a look for the stage using submasters. If a light is needed that isn't on a submaster, put it on one by programming the submaster. By pressing the bump button at the bottom of the submaster, that sub will instantly go to 100%.

    The display keys change the view of the lighting array on the moniter. For example, Stage shows all the light channels and their percent. Cue Sheet shows a list of cues. Sub displays the channels but shows them on the selected submaster.

    When in a cue sheet, pressing the Go button will cause the lights to change from one cue to the next.

    The Data Entry Pad includes numbers and commands for programming submasters, effects, cue sheets, etc.

    The editing wheel allows channels to be edited. By selecting a single channel, multiple channels, or a whole sub in the Stage or Sub display, those channels are put on the editing wheel. Scrolling the editing wheel up and down will change their percent level.

    When flipped to Blackout, the blackout switch turns off all stage lamps (but not house or work lights!).