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Stage Lighting Poster Set (free downloads)
Stage Lighting Poster Set - ETC
A set of eight printable PDFs posters covering lighting design objectives, properties of light, types of lights, lighting angles, lighting systems, acting areas, colour and colour source fixtures.
Stage Lighting Resources
Lighting Design Basics - Theatre 476 Stage Lighting
This website provides learning materials used in a stage lighting design course - this section focuses on the elements of light and functions of stage lighting.
An Introduction to Technical Theatre by Sanders - Open Textbook Library
Modules 11 and 12 of this open access textbook cover lighting design, equipment and control systems. Click on the orange PDF button and then select the modules from the index to download them.
Stage Lighting for Students -- Salzberg & Kupferman
This website is arranged as an online text, covering glossary terms, functions and qualities of light, basic formulas, and other essential stage lighting information, with an emphasis on lighting design as an art form, and chapters on the design process, the principles of composition, and other subjects.
The Stage Lighting Guide
"This brief guide offers a sequence of step-by-step decisions to form the basis of a lighting process for the smaller scale production."
Theatre Lighting - Learn Stage Lighting website
Posts about the purpose and practicalities of theatre lighting. Band, DJ and church lighting are also featured on this website.
Lighting - Theatrecrafts.com
Information on all aspects of stage lighting, with links to further resources.
Stage Lighting Basics - links from OnStage Lighting
Links to freely available resources covering lighting terminology, lighting design and communication, equipment and control systems.
Lighting Trainer website
A free website for resources to support stage lighting - worth exploring for both basic and technical information in the form of articles, tutorials and online videos.
Loreto College Lighting Resources
Interactive Resource - Light Labs
Kitzer, M 2020. The lighting design process. Online video, 30 March 2020. Duration: 11 mins.
Stage Lighting - ArtLinks slideshow
Working in Theatre Lighting
American Theatre Wing 2016. Working in the theatre: lighting design. Online video, 8 December 2016. Duration: 24 mins.
Greenberg, J 2018. Science and magic: illuminating the stage with lighting design. Online video, 28 August 2018. Duration: 10 min.
A great talk about how lighting design is used to shape the audience's experience in telling a story (unfortunately, some better sound design should have been used in the recording!).