Theatre crafts - Lighting design / control
Resources for lighting design.
ABTT: Technical Information on Theatres
From the Association of British Theatre Technicians, technical details on over 200 UK theatres.
Brief outline of the history of stage lighting
Larry Wild, Northern State University.
This is the website of the Royal National Theatre (NT), South Bank, London. The site also provides profiles of backstage departments, such as costume, graphics, lighting, sound, stage management and scripts.
Professional Lighting Resources - Bill Williams and Associates
Includes World Lighting links, the Lighting Library, a History of Light and Lighting and Stage Lighting 101.
Stage Lighting Museum
Includes sections on history, technology and visual effects
Stage Lighting for Students
From the Stage Lighting Primer by Jeffrey E. Salzberg with Judy Kupferman
Theatrical Lighting Design Web Sites
From the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Adolphe Appia & Edward Gordon Craig
Taylor & Francis website: Palmer, Scott. A ‘choréographie’ of light and space: Adolphe Appia and the first scenographic turn. Theatre and Performance Design 1.1/2 (2015)
TheatreArts Theatre is Style: Adolphe Appia and Edward Gordon Craig
TheatreCrafts: Lighting practitioners
ALD: Association of Lighting Design
CIBSE: Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineering
SILL Society of Light and Lighting
PLASA: Professional Lighting and Sound Association
USITT: United States Institute of Theatre Technicians
Bright lights, big city (First Edition)
Broadcast: Carlton TV, Tuesday, 16 Feb 1999 (25mins).
Top lighting designers discuss how London’s landmarks could be transformed at night with a co-ordinated lighting plan. Mike Simpson experimentally illuminates various sites.
The Institute of Physics produces annual Schools and Colleges' lectures. Prof. Pete Vukusic from the School of Physics at Exeter University delivers the 2007 lecture
1. Light Fantastic: Let there be light
Episode one shows how much of modern science’s origins came from the desire to penetrate the divine nature of light.
2. Light Fantastic: The light of reason
Episode 2 explores the link between the development of practical tools that manipulate light and the emergence of new ideas.
3. Light Fantastic: The stuff of light
Episode three charts the discovery of the true nature of light and its impact on the modern world.
4. Light Fantastic: light, the universe and everything
In the final programme Simon Schaffer finds that as more people were able to manipulate light, the more puzzling and tricky it became.
QED - The Elephant Man: the true story of Joseph Merrick (aired on the BBC, 1997)
Brecht's Baal - David Bowie Hymn (YouTube)
PLASA seminars 1993:
Automated lighting; Control transmission; Dichroics vs gels; Discharge lighting
PLASA - miscellaneous
Roger Pacter on Dry ice (PLASA 1996), Inappropriate styles, STLD-TV lighting (Talk to the experts)
PLASA 1995: The job of being a lighting designer
PLASA 1995: Discussion on the art of lighting
Maurice Marshal: Lighting design and the role of the chief electrician
Maurice Marshall, Chief electrician at Northcott Theatre, Exeter, talking at the ALD meeting, December 1996.
Careers and training?
Practitioners on Practice: Geraint Pughe on Lighting Design
Lighting designer and teacher Geraint Pughe discusses training, both his own and his pupils, and reveals the three basic principles of lighting - understanding the space, creating mood and knowing how to use special effects.
Standards & practices
Companies and Products
Theatrecrafts.com - Manufacturers
ARRI consoles (ETC sold consoles to ARRI who rebranded them)
CCT Lighting (took over Furse Theatre Products in 1988)
DMX512 FAQs (from USITT)