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Roles

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

MORE PROD ROLES AVAILABLE FOR A NEW BRAIN!!
A New Brain
19:00, Tue 11th – Sat 15th October 2022 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 1

A New Brain (week 1 corpus main) is looking for a lighting designer , set designer  and a publicity officer to join the team!!

Contact If you have any questions please contact me (em875) or Jas (jr849) on fb/email! before 15th Aug 2022 22:00 for more details.

ETG 2022: HAMLET - PROD TEAM APPLICATIONS
ETG 2022: HamletETG
19:15, Mon 12th – Fri 23rd December 2022 Venue to be confirmed
Christmas Vacation

Almost every year since 1957, in December, a group of around 25 students have taken a Shakespeare play around Europe, performing and running workshops in schools. Sadly due to COVID, this hasn't happened since 2019, but it is coming back this year!! We are now looking for an enthusiastic prod team. We are looking for an Education Officer, Assistant Director , Production Designer, Stage Manager , Lighting Designer , Chief Electrician , Publicity Designer  and Composer . If you are interested in getting involved in any other way then please just get in touch! For more information click HERE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZSECrdHleJFCkQDDt8PGZh5r59RpL0EoTqMzP5RbyWM/edit?usp=sharing

Contact wta22@cam.ac.uk before 21st Aug 2022 01:00 for more details.

ETG 2022: HAMLET - PROD TEAM APPLICATIONS
ETG 2022: HamletETG
19:15, Mon 12th – Fri 23rd December 2022 Venue to be confirmed
Christmas Vacation

Almost every year since 1957, in December, a group of around 25 students have taken a Shakespeare play around Europe, performing and running workshops in schools. Sadly due to COVID, this hasn't happened since 2019, but it is coming back this year!! We are now looking for an enthusiastic prod team. We are looking for an Education Officer, Assistant Director , Production Designer, Stage Manager , Lighting Designer , Chief Electrician , Publicity Designer  and Composer . If you are interested in getting involved in any other way then please just get in touch! For more information click HERE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZSECrdHleJFCkQDDt8PGZh5r59RpL0EoTqMzP5RbyWM/edit?usp=sharing

Contact wta22@cam.ac.uk before 21st Aug 2022 01:00 for more details.

Dragtime! needs a prod team!
Dragtime! presents: Haunted Haus
23:00, Wed 26th – Sat 29th October 2022 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3

Dragtime! is returning to the ADC for yet another halloween cabaret, and our haunted haus won't be complete without a backstage crew!!! 🚨🚨 We're looking for a lighting designer , sound designer , stage manager , a couple ASMs , a photographer , a choreographer  and more... ✨🎃💋

Contact dragtimecambridge@gmail.com before 20th Sep 2022 00:00 for more details.