Stage lighting is the craft of lighting as it applies to the production of theater, dance, opera and other performance arts. Several different types of stage lighting instruments are used in this discipline. In addition to basic lighting, modern stage lighting can also include special effects, such as lasers and fog machines. People who work on stage lighting are commonly referred to as lighting technicians.
The equipment used for stage lighting (e.g., cabling, dimmers, lighting instruments, controllers) are also used in other lighting applications, including corporate events, concerts, trade shows, broadcast television, film production, photographic studios, and other types of live events. The personnel needed to install, operate, and control the equipment also cross over into these different areas of "stage lighting" applications.
In pop and rock concerts or DJ shows or raves, colored lights and lasers may be used as a visual effect.
Functions of Lighting
Stage lighting has multiple functions, including:
‣ Selective visibility
‣ Revelation of form
‣ Location and time of day
‣ Projection/stage elements
‣ Plot (script)
DJ lighting is a variant of stage lighting that is used by mobile DJs and in nightclubs. DJ lighting is generally used by mobile disco DJs and in most modern nightclubs and many late-night bars.
There are many different types of DJ lighting such as scanners which use a mirror to reflect beams of light that move around, twister-style effects that project multiple beams of light that rotate in a twisting style and also strobe lighting that flash intensely.
DJ lighting can be controlled by an internal sound activation, where the unit has a built-in sound to light function. Other control options are master-slave (daisy chain) and DMX control.
SOUNDVIEWSI designs and installs the latest in lighting, sound and special effects, providing solutions to schools, theaters, houses of worship, visual merchandising, exhibit, display & architectural, night clubs & DJs, and other industries. Our highly experienced team helps you get the job done quickly and economically.
Lighting & Stage Effects
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‣ Stage Lighting & Rigging System Engineering
‣ Lighting & Stage Effects System Design & Installation
‣ Mirror Disco Ball & LED Curtain Solutions
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Accessories, Dimming and Control
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‣ High Color-rendering Light Sources
‣ Fixed Grids, Motorized and Counterweight Rigging, Portable Trussing and Hoists
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Schools & Campuses
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