Light Board

The main theater of the Edward R. Murrow High School uses the ETC Express 48/96 computer control board. I believe that this is one of the best boards for educational theater. It’s also a great board for theaters that have several different types of shows going on at...

Soldering

Soldering is the act or process of forming joints upon or between metallic surfaces by means of a fusible alloy or solder whose melting point is lower than that of the metal to be united. After carefully cleaning the joint, a flux is applied to the cleaned areas to...

Paper work

Lighting paper includes: dimmer drafting paper, scale ruler, lighting template for drafting units, pencils, drafting triangles, sketch pads, pads of lined paper, and more. But, what about the computer and some drafting program??? Lighting design has been around far...

Focusing

Basic guide to focusing a stage light How to focus a stage lighting unit. This article was written by the student pictured. The lighting unit shown was the leading lighting unit of the day, the Altman 360 Q. It is still a terrific unit found in many theaters around...

Steps for Wiring

Before following these steps make sure that the power is turned off or the outlet is unplugged (see instructor or teacher to turn off the power). To know if a plug is not working look if it is tied up in a knot. (When a plug is tied up in a knot it means it...

Wiring

A grounded, Edison plug An R40 150watt lamp, with its base off Some basic wiring tools. Linesman pliers, cable cutters, wire strippers, wire crimpers, needle nose pliers. Patrick L and Robert Raphael Technical Theater Wiring ToolsThere are plenty of tools for...