Talk:Lighting designer

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i think that we need to keep the chorus line picture as it shows theatrical lighting design where the classical picture shows only concert lighting. Dcdjdrew 02:26, 1 August 2007 (UTC) Needs history, for instance the fact that lighting design did not exist from ancient Greece until more modern illumination techniques were invented.

This page seems to be an mix of British and American lighting design terminology and methodology. There's a note on the bottom of the page. This isn't a problem - they are different. Prehaps we could have a section about the differences in different cultures. I'm looking into what I should do in this sort of situation. Cmouse 22:21, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)

separate theatre section[edit]

I think the article is currently biased towards theatre and theatre process, and while that is where the role developed, I think that it shouldn't look like that is how all lighting designers operate. My suggestion is that we should have an intro discussing the lighting designer in broad terms: LD is technical and creative, works across a number of sectors (concerts, theatre, bla bla), LD has appeared with rise of electric lighting. Followed up with separate section on "LD process in theatre/musicals", as there are some parts of the process that are relevant only to traditional theatre production, I.E. receiving updates from the Stage Manager on blocking in the rehearsal room. If no-one objects I might put something like this into the page in the next couple of weeks Derformer (talk) 23:46, 22 March 2009 (UTC)


I'd like to start a discussion on the plan/plot information, as that isn't really standard terminology in the US. What do people think?Ellieilluminate 19:40, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

I just re-wrote the entire section on pre-production, using the term light plot to refer to the scale floor plan and the terms cue sheet or storyboard to refer to what had been previously called a light plot. I can speak from firsthand experience that this is the terminology prevalant in the US, and every book on lighting design I've ever seen, both British and American, uses the same terms. Squigish 01:01, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
I'm from Australia, where I've seen lighting plot refer to both the plan documentation and the cue documentation, depending on the show. To me it seems that 'lighting plot' is describing the end product that is represented by both the documents. I think that the documents themselves are simply the 'plan' and 'cue sheet' respectively, while the 'plot' is the final product the LD is producing. Derformer (talk) 23:46, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm from Australia also, and plot means to me and everyone else who i work with, to program the show and sometimes focus. (talk) 10:48, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

LDs List[edit]

The list of LDs is getting a bit unwieldy. I suggest we edit it to be shorter, and also make the format nicer. And then the hard part: I have no idea who half of them are. I'll reformat for now, and then I'll repost it in here and conduct a straw poll for the "notability" factor of each. Bryson430 00:39, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Here it is: Simon Sidi,
Jonathan Smeeton,
Patrick Woodroffe,
Peter Morse,
Ken Billington,
Marc Brickman,
Howell Binkley,
Peggy Eisenhauer,
Jules Fisher,
Paul Gallo,
David Hersey,
Donald Holder,
Natasha Katz,
Chris Kuroda,
Allen Lee Hughes,
Brian MacDevitt,
John McKernon,
Dennis Parichy,
Richard Pilbrow,
Kenneth Posner,
Mark Stanley, and
Jennifer Tipton,
many of whom have been honored with a Tony Award for Best Lighting Design.
Leading lighting designers working in the UK include:
Paule Constable,
Rick Fisher,
Howard Harrison,
Mark Henderson,
Jean Kalman,
Peter Mumford,
Paul Pyant,
Hugh Vanstone
many of whom are recipients of an Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design. Bryson430 00:45, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Matt Mills was added to the list on the article page by an IP user- i checked it out, he has notability, theres numerous articles on him in various trade magazines including Live Design and PLSN, but where do we draw the line on this list? It might be better to move the list to a sub article. -JWGreen 04:52, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
I think that having a seperate article entitled, List of Lighting Designers, would be a better way to deal with this both on a cosmetic and inclusion level. --Lekogm 15:09, 9 March 2007 (UTC)