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The Lighting Designer Is responsible for creating an appropriate lighting plan, both from the viewpoint of functionality (simply being able to see the actors), and from the artistic appearance of the lighting (e.g. are scenes set indoors or outdoors, in the early morning, mid-afternoon or late evening). There are two main aspects to this role:

  1. Designing a a lighting plan, which details exactly which lights need to be hung where around the stage area in order to achieve all of the effects required by the show. On more complex shows, this can require careful coordination with the Set Designer, Technical Director and/or Stage Manager to ensure that the lighting and other effects work smoothly together.
  2. Working through the script, designing the look of each individual scene from the available lights (known as plotting), and marking cues in the script at the points when the lighting needs to change, so that the Deputy Stage Manager (on complex shows) or Lighting Operator (on smaller shows, often those in studio spaces) knows when change the lighting states should be changed.

Some directors will have a very strong view about the overall design, whereas others will give their designers a greater input into creating the look of the show.

For best results, the Lighting Designer should work with the other designers to ensure the lighting design is consistent with the overall design ideas. A production will look a lot better if each designer is following a consistent thread and taking into account of the look and atmosphere being created by the other designers.

It is normally left up to the Lighting Designer to decide whether they also want to take on the responsibilities of the Chief Electrician, Lighting Desk Programmer and Lighting Operator. If you do want additional people to take on these roles, you should discuss it at an early production meeting, so as to ensure that everybody in the show knows what is happening, and that suitable time is allowed to find people to take on these roles.

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Lighting Designer Vacancies

Talking Heads (week 4 ADC late) is looking for a PRODUCTION TEAM
Talking Heads
23:00, Wed 26th May 2021 - Thu 27th May 2021 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 4

No experience required for any role! We are looking for: Publicity designer , Stage manager , Assistant stage manager(s) , Lighting designer , Sound designer 

Contact Amy (producer) alfm2@cam.ac.uk. before 11th Apr 2021 23:59 for more details.

The Way to San Francisco (Corpus week 7 main) PRODUCTION TEAM Applications
The Way To San Francisco
19:00, Thu 17th June 2021 - Sat 19th June 2021 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 7

We are looking for: Assistant Producer , Publicity Designer , Projectionist, Stage Manager , Sound Designer , Lighting Designer 

Contact Amy (producer) alfm2@cam.ac.uk before 11th Apr 2021 23:59 for more details.

On Your Bike! is looking for a prod team!
On Your Bike!CUMTS
00:00, Sun 1st August 2021 - Mon 30th August 2021 at Edinburgh Fringe, Venue TBC
Summer Vacation

Assistant Director  / Choreographer  Stage Manager  Sound Designer  Lighting Designer  Set Designer  (non-Fringe based) Publicity Designer  (non-Fringe based)

Contact egp31@cam.ac.uk, cc974@cam.ac.uk before 14th Apr 2021 11:59 for more details.

Consent is looking for a Production Team
Consent
19:45, Tue 15th June 2021 - Sat 19th June 2021 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 7

We are looking for: stage manager , deputy stage manager , lighting designer , sound designer , set designer , and costume designer  The deadline for applications is Friday 16 April, at 23:59.

Contact Arianna (am2891@cam.ac.uk) or Elena (eb832@cam.ac.uk) before 16th Apr 2021 11:59 for more details.