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Second Lighting Rig Updated

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

I’ve updated the second of my old theatrical lighting rig tutorials tonight: Vue Lighting Rig: Single Spot Slightly to One Side with fresh renders and some small revisions to the text.

Vue Lighting Rig #16: Three Point Lighting- Part 2

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Back in part 1 of Vue Lighting Rig #16: Three Point Lighting I said I’d work through renders from some of these different rigs. Tonight I’ll cover two of the variations. Both of them place the key light at 30 degrees to the horizontal and 45 degrees to the subject to be lit. The fill […]

Theatrical Vue Lighting Rigs Recap

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

I’d planned on starting on some more lighting rigs this week but with a heavy cold all last week I’ve just not got them ready yet. So for now here is a quick recap of theatrical rigs I’ve shown so far. Vue Lighting Rig #1: Single Spot Overhead Vue Lighting Rig #2: Single Spot Slightly […]

Vue Lighting Rig #14: Another Four Light Rig

Monday, January 21st, 2008

This weeks follows on from last weeks four light rig. This week the lights are again at ninety degrees to each other. The lights have been rotated so we now have a light pointing straight in from the front, one from behind and one from each side. This rig gives us a lot of control […]

Vue Lighting Rig #13: A Four Light Rig

Monday, January 14th, 2008

With improved power supplies, lighting desks that can control more lights in larger theatres it has become possible to use more lights to light an actor. This allows a lighting designer to go from the standard 3 light rig to four light rigs. This weeks rig has four lights set at 90 degrees to each […]

Vue Lighting Rig #11: The Godspot

Monday, December 10th, 2007

I’m taking another short break from my ongoing progression through the common basic rigs used for lighting an actor to look at a few effects rigs that can be used for seasonal pictures. Tonights rig, the Godspot, can be used to evoke the presence of God, that a deity is observing the scene, that, to […]

Vue Lighting Rig #10: Three Spot Lights

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Last weeks entry in my ongoing series of theatrically inspired Vue lighting rigs is one of the most commonly used rigs: Two Spotlights from the Front. Tonight’s rig is an improved version of that rig which adds a third light behind the actor to add a little back light. During the development of theatrical lighting […]

Vue Lighting Rig #9: Two Spotlights from the Front

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Tonight’s Theatrical lighting rigs is one of the most commonly used solutions to the question of how to light an actor. It has been in use for at least seventy-five years and was first described by Stanley McCandless in his 1932 book A Method of Lighting the Stage. Even the best funded production has a […]

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

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Vue Lighting Rig #7: Two Spots 45 Degrees From the Side

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Last week’s theatrical lighting rig for Vue, Two Spots Slightly to the Side, placed two lights at steep angles to either side of the actor. This week’s rig is very similar except the lights have moved out so they are now at roughly forty five degrees. As the light now comes from an increasingly lower […]

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