Classrooms, lecture halls, video teleconference rooms, and related spaces require balanced, well planned lighting for effective communication.
- Illuminating the learning process is about focus: bringing attention to the presenter, preserving the fidelity of displayed information, providing for video capture, and providing multiple lighting zones for collaborative learning. The careful use of illuminance level, color, and contrast ratio are key factors.
- Coordination of illumination for optimum camera performance while preserving multiple displayed and projected images along with appropriate participant task lighting requires experience and a deep understanding of the VTC event.
- Careful, experienced selection of luminaires and controls are essential for energy efficient lighting systems with simple, intuitive operation.
All theatres large and small, proscenium, thrust, arena, or variable form require thoughtful, experienced planning of lighting and rigging systems to support and enhance presentations.
- Stage lighting systems must be planned for ultimate flexibility, allowing for the widest possible latitude in mounting and circuiting luminaires with controls that are an extension of the human imagination. System planning includes house lighting, work/rehearsal lighting, and run lighting.
- Setting the stage can be an arduous task, but a well-planned rigging system can make this task easy, fast, and safe. From traditional counterweight systems to motorized battens, a wide range of technologies are available for all levels of functionality, cost, and safety. System planning includes such elements as stage draperies and masking curtains.
- A detailed understanding of theatre production practices is essential to effective technical system planning. In depth production experience assures that the best choices are made for ADA requirements, optimum seating and sightlines, offstage and backstage support areas, and production circulation patterns.
TV STUDIO TECHNOLOGY
Television studios that were once only found in commercial broadcast operations are now commonly used in a variety of venues from K-12 and higher education to community service agencies and in corporate communications. Properly planned, the studio offers complete control for broadcast and recording of video images and sound.
- Studio lighting system planning requires an understanding of cameras, talent or subjects, a variety of scenic requirements and shooting backgrounds, and typical video production practices.
- Flexibility is essential to provide virtually any configuration of equipment for the desired key, fill, and back lighting of subjects, lighting for backgrounds, adjusting for contrast ratio, and color temperature selection for optimum camera white balance, all executed quickly and easily.