pioneers in Lighting Design.

As humans we all are cursed by the need to view everything through our own personal knowledge and experience. If WE haven’t heard of someone, then they obviously can’t be important! It is worse even in the academic world where teachers fixate on the “hot” names from...

Scott C. Parker’s Program Bio

Scott C. Parker currently teaches Lighting Design and theater technology at Columbus State University in Columbus GA. Previously, Professor Parker was on the Graduate Faculty at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film where he taught lighting design. He served as...

Intro to Lighting Design

Donut shop lighting. Hmm. Donut shop lighting? Yup. Sound boring? What does donut shop lighting look like? Bright? Not many shadows? Maybe no shadows? How do you design this? Go to a donut shop and look. Simple? Yup. To a point. Re-creating that lighting on stage...

Magic Sheet

  This is a copy of a Magic sheet I used for a dance concert. Having a sheet like this at the Tech table during rehearsals is invaluable for creating cues on-the-fly. The entire left column, except to the bottom box, is a vertical representation of sidelight. Let’s...