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4 Mistakes to Avoid With Stage Lighting

4 Mistakes to Avoid With Stage Lighting

28 May, 2019  /  by admin

Stage lighting is truly an art form. It’s not just about fulling a stage with various types of light. A stage lighting expert understands that the way light enters and exits a stage can have a drastic impact on the overall performance. Any type of stage lighting product requires significant planning to create the perfect ambiance that matches the story line of the performance.

Top Stage Lighting Mistakes to Avoid

Too often a variety of stage lighting mistakes are made, most of which could easily be avoided. Below are some of the more common stage lighting mistakes we’ve encountered during our several decades in the business.

Using Unnecessary Flashing Lights

Flashing lights should be used sparingly on stage. There’s no doubt that you need to illuminate a person or group of people standing on stage, but try to avoid disrupting the theme of the performance with sporadic flashes of light.

Beware of Stark Color Changes

While lighting can be used to create the perfect ambiance, it can also be extremely distracting and even become an eye sore. For this reason it’s important for lighting designers to be a part of the entire performance to ensure that a wide array of colors are used that complement each other.

Improper Timing of Lighting

The lighting of a performance needs to coincide with what’s happening on stage. For instance, if you’re approaching the climax of an important scene of the performance and begin drowning the stage with multiple flashlights, you’re obviously taking away from this key moment. Try to use stage lighting to complement what’s happening on stage as opposed to overpowering it.

Failing to Invest in New Stage Lighting Equipment

If you’re not able to invest in proper stage lighting equipment, it can have a detrimental effect on the overall performance. Thankfully, there are a wide array of stage lighting equipment that can typically fit almost all types of budgets, but it’s important to speak with a company like SSRC that has decades of experience. We can help you find areas where you can trim costs if necessary and focus on the areas where you really need to invest in quality lighting equipment to ensure your performance will go off without a hitch!

We can be reached anytime at 864-848-9770 and would be happy to discuss all your stage lighting needs.