Lighting Engineers

Lighting Engineers

Our Lighting Engineers are a mix of fully qualified electricians, 17th edition electrical regulations, and lighting techs.  This will give you the advantage of not just having an amazing lighting tech that can provide the most awesome looking show but give you the added bonus that all work being carried out will be both safe and done in the correct legal way. We have worked from Plays through to Rock so we know how to make your show look the best it can be.

We have worked on and are currently working on Tv shows like Dr Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures, Merlin, Casualty, Being Human, Spooks, Skins, Larkrise to Candleford, just to name a few.

Stage lighting has several functions, although to allow for artistic effect, no hard and fast rules can ever be applied. The functions of lighting include:

  • Illumination: The simple ability to see what is occurring on stage. Any lighting design will be ineffective if the viewers cannot see the characters; unless this is the explicit intent.
  • Revelation of form: Altering the perception of shapes onstage, particularly three-dimensional stage elements.
  • Focus: Directing the audience's attention to an area of the stage or distracting them from another.
  • Mood: Setting the tone of a scene. Harsh red light has a totally different effect than soft lavender light.
  • Location and time of day: Establishing or altering position in time and space. Blues can suggest night time while orange and red can suggest a sunrise or sunset. Use of gobos to project sky scene, moon etc
  • Projection/stage elements: Lighting may be used to project scenery or to act as scenery onstage.
  • Plot: A lighting event may trigger or advance the action onstage.
  • Composition: Lighting may be used to show only the areas of the stage which the designer wants the audience to see, and to "paint a picture".[1][2]

While Lighting Design is an art form, and thus no one way is the only way, there is a modern movement that simply states that the Lighting Design helps to create the environment in which the action take place while supporting the style of the piece. "Mood" is arguable while the environment is essential.