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10 Terms of Stage Lightings

10 Terms of Stage Lightings

The understanding of stage lighting position has always been a very important part of the stage lighting configuration. If you want to configure professional stage lighting effects, you must keep in mind the following 10 light position terms.

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  1. Sky and Earth Curtain Light: This is an effect used for lighting and color changes of the sky curtain. It is also used for the seasonal changes of the stage and the changes in the mood of the characters. It is composed of light from above and below the sky curtain to the sky curtain and the background.
  2. Face light: This is a kind of light used for the basic lighting and front lighting of the whole table. It is composed of the stage lights projected from the top of the audience to the stage.
  3. Side light (also known as column light): This is a kind of left and right side lighting used to add a sense of three-dimensionality and a sense of contour to scenery or characters. It is composed of light projected on both sides of the proscenium.
  4. Bridge light: This is a kind of light used to enhance the three-dimensional sense, and it can also assist column light and other inconvenient projection positions. Some designers use it as a specific light source. It is composed of stage lighting rays cast onto the stage at the flyovers on both sides of the stage.
  5. Ear light: (Don’t laugh, it’s the name indeed) This is a kind of light used to enhance the three-dimensional sense of characters and scenery and enhance facial lighting. It is composed of upper and lower layers of light that are diagonally cast on the stage on both sides of the platform.
  6. Backlight: This is a kind of light used to enhance the sense of transparency and three-dimensionality, and to outline the outline of characters and scenery. Some designers use it as a specific light source. It is composed of light projected in the opposite direction of the stage.
  7. Top light: This is a light used for general stage lighting to enhance stage illuminance. There are many fixed-point illuminations of scenery and props, which are mainly solved by top light. It is composed of the stage lighting light from above the stage to the stage. From front to back, it is divided into one row of top lights, two rows of top lights, and three rows of top lights…….
  8. Foot light: This is a light used to eliminate the shadows formed by the face and jaw of the person’s face and chin that are irradiated by the face light and other high positions, and to assist the face light illumination. It is composed of light projected onto the stage from the platform in front of the stage.
  9. Flowing light: This is a light used to supplement the light on both sides of the stage or other specific light and auxiliary bridge light. It is composed of stage light rays on mobile light stands on both sides of the stage.
  10. Followspot light: This is used to track the performance of an actor or highlight a specific light, and is also used by the host. It is a close-up pen of stage art and plays the role of finishing touch. It is a light space needed from the auditorium or other locations.
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