It seems like many of the people here are a fan of the 9 square and one warm/one cool light per square method. I already made one post asking about the warm/cool part of the theory but now I have a question about the 9 square part. So when a director wants you to split the stage into left and right halves what do you do? I realize it's not hard to light the stage this way but I don't know how it is possible while using the mcandless theory. How do you divide 9 squares into halves? I ask because this is the third play that i've worked on where the director wanted to split the stage into halves and every time they ask me this I just end up ditching the mcandless method and using two elipsoidals per half (just talking about front lighting right now, and for a 30ft wide stage) so what do you do in this situation? Divide the stage into a grid of 12? btw, this is all just out of curiosity to see what other techies do.