At my school we have a decent sized FoH catwalk which works well; however, this being the first year I've really gotten the chance to work in this theatre with lighting I've encountered a few problems. From FoH, we have a 20 Channel catwalk, and 2 Side Trees with 4 Channels each. Infront of the proc., we have just that, no baton over the apron to create downlight. As of now, I have the catwalk doing a general wash of the stage area needed to be lit from angles - not directly in front - all of which are in the highest position possible and at steepest of angles as possible. What are some ways to eliminate the shadows created by those from the catwalk downstage of the proc. I have on each side tree 1 source four (one per tree with opposing warm/cool colors) to provide side light which washes most of the DS area with a nice down/side light. What are ways that you all use to eliminate long shadows like I have. I've used side lights and downlights from US of the proc. to get rid of shadows, but oftentimes I find myself screwing things up with harsh shadows than not. Haha. Would some diffusion work to soften the shadow enough to not be as noticable? What are some suggestions? I am lighting an outside forest scene so a cool blue color is the "source of direction" from House Right. Thanks for any help, and for answering my questions lately. You all are such a great help!