...yeah, I'm not the best for choosing theatrical gels, I haven't ever worked much in theatre, more in live music and worship. I am doing the play The Importance of Being Earnest, if you want to see pictures of our meager auditorium (fellowshiphall...) go to "backlighting help" in Lighting Questions. The walls are now painted a goldish/brown color....our lighting is 16 Par 56/64 (4 of them ae 64's) equipped with the DYS Raylight kit. Someone here says they ahve a very small beam spread, and suggest ed I put a silk gel on each lamp. I'm not sure if we can afford to do that, that's 4 sheets, $20 more dollars. But I want to put silks on some of them. Our color choices that I looked at for gels after advice from here were bastard amber, and a light blue, something like Rosco 61, mist blue. I happened to have two lamps with gels very similar to these in them already, I aimed them to different parts of the stage and turn them on, as well as one lamp with no gel. I asked the SM what he though, with me standing in various lights. Their comments, and mine too-- mist blue: makes the walls look very flat, looks like crap with the color of the walls, doesn't work too well with our facecs amber: "doesn't accent anything" yeah, that's all they said about it, no gel: actually, that loosk good. Yeah, that's pretty much all they said about that one too. I don't want to go all gel less, that would look too flat. What ought I do though? As I said earlier, I have never done lighting for theatre much, so having to choose gels to go with a painted wall, that's more difficult for me to invision, so I appreciate you allr's help and advicee! thank you for helping me get better at this!