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Lighting in the Arena Configuration

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by drawstuf99, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. drawstuf99

    drawstuf99 Active Member

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    So, I got a question. What are some tips with lighting in an arena style? Our new blackbox theatre is opening in a few days and it'll be opening with an arena styled piece. Just a few monologues and a scene or two. Sorta random but not the point...

    I just was wondering because I haven't ever done something like that before, there's always been a space where the audience ISNT to do stuff with backlights..etc.

    Any tips?
     
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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    Well remember, one audience members frontlight is anothers backlight backlight. Make all cut to the knees of the audience.
     
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    Chaos is Born Active Member

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    Yes make it very "cute" to the knees of the audeince.

    I think he means Cuts...


    You don't need to make it be the exact same show to everyone in the audeince, so you can make your side/front/back whatever different colors.
     
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    BillESC Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Think in terms of 120 degrees. If you repeat your plot three times around the circle, you'll be fine.
     
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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    Don't you have a mic to fix?
     
  6. drawstuf99

    drawstuf99 Active Member

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    Does anyone have a copy of a plot they've done? I dont want to steal it (ha) but I'd like to take a look if you do.
     

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