A stage or performance area cannot be lit in one specific way. There are many ways of stage lighting depending on the performance. If you think of the different dramas, operas, concerts and musicals you have attended you will realise the different lighting that was used in each setting.
If you think of the different places where performances are held like the church, theatres, outdoors, you realise that there was hardly any stage lighting. From this you will realise what is needed to light up a performance.
How to create an Awesome Setting?
An Awesome setting can be set up with dimmers, console and lights all set up and working fine. When the program starts you can arrange the lights and use the dimmers as and when required in the setting and you will see how well everything works.
All this is fine when the set-up is working well, but it is best to know how to go about to create an even spread of light. Each of the lights is built to different capabilities and techniques and different methods of functioning.
Ways to set up the Lighting System
When you are setting up an even spread of light, you have to adjust with multiple fixtures. When setting up the multiple fixtures two things should be consistent lensing and fixture position. All fixtures should be hung evenly to make it easier to adjust
All the fixtures should be at the same distance from the stage that is being lit. The fixtures should be spread evenly and horizontally at a 45 degree angle from 2 points of front lighting. All fixtures should have same beam angle and lenses.
The Final Part of Stage Lighting
Once all the lights have been set up you will have to focus the lights one at a time arranging them in zones which are asymmetrical on both sides of the centre. The lights should overlap a few feet from each zone so that there are no dark spaces.
The top as well as the bottom of each beam will remain at more or less the same level of the stage. This can be done by tilting them or using the shutters.
So, this is the best way of managing the stage lighting.