I will soon be starting work on a musical show in a new (for me) venue that has alot more lighting positions than I am used to, so I would like a little primer on how to best use what they have. Most of the fixtures appear to be Altman lekos or similar.
For FOH positions I have previously typically had only one pipe straight across, used mainly for basic area lighting. Now I will have a fairly high cove with 16-18 fixtures covering the DS and MS acting areas, plus a few specials. The balcony rail has maybe 8-10 fixtures.
The two box booms each have 12 fixtures, providing two color washes.
Then the apron truss has 5 fresnels (I think) with Wybron CXI scrollers, in addition to US area lights, specials, etc.
I'm sure some things will become obvious to me once I get in there and start playing around, but I am hoping to get a little advice before hand, on how these different positions/systems are typically best used in relation to each other, and what relative color types/saturations are used for each.
Also, would you use the cove, rail and/or apron truss for breakup washes, or is that better done from on stage high sides, etc..??
Thanks for any advice you can offer!