A world of possabilities
It would depend on the size of the stage
and your fixture
set-up. My FOH
is 15 fixtures, set in 5 areas across the stage
lip, 3 per area. I tend to like more saturated colors, so in the FOH
I go with R35 from right, R52 from center and R62 from left. I've worked with a lot of euro groups and they like to double up on the color. (esp. the Russians) I've experimented, and can see why they do this. So now, I double up on the R62 and R52 but leave the R35 single. This leaves a good general light with a hint of saturated color around the edges of objects and in the cross shadows on the stage
. I haven't used a "no-color
in years, and I never, absolutely never, use R02 in a general stage wash
, unless there are african american skin tones to deal with. (Pull the R52 and substitute R02) Do you have time to experiment with color and fixture
positions??? I can tell you what works for me, but please use this only as a jumping off point
. My theater is light in color overall (off white walls, way too light) and I'm using black painted masonite
for the stage
floor, so what works for me might look terrible in your theater.
Hope this helps...
Of course, I think outside the box often....I use R56 as back lighting