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Illustrated Theatre Production Guide by John Holloway

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CHAPTER 6

ELECTRICITY AND LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

Lighting designers create light plots, but the implementation of a design is the work of stagehands. A light plot is a sheet of drafting that shows an electrician the different types of lights to be used, their varying locations on the stage, patterns and colors, and sometimes how the lights are to be circuited. A well-executed plot is drawn to scale using USITT standard graphic symbols to indicate instrument type and size. Units are shown graphically in the space they will occupy on an electric, boom, tower, or front-of-house position. There should be a Legend on the plot that explains how symbols are used. It should also explain the numbering system for gel colors, channels, and instrument numbers. ...

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