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A Typical Lighting Hang at WPI

This assumes knowledge of how to properly rig the lighting truss and fly system. It also assumes knowledge of how to properly connect the dimmer racks to the power feed in a venue. Other chapters in this book cover these topics in some detail, and should be read before attempting these tasks. As always, when in doubt, ask a knowledgable person.

  • Retrieve instruments, dimmers, board from shop, as per shop order.
  • Set up dimmer racks, connect power to racks.
  • Lay out instruments in front of truss, battens, as per lighting plot.
  • Hang instruments as per plot.
  • Install Socapex breakouts on the truss or battens.
  • Connect Socapex cable to breakouts, run cable to dimmer racks.
  • Connect Socapex cable to dimmer racks.
  • Hard patch instruments to dimmer channels, as per plot.
  • Test instruments. Replace or repair any bad instruments, cable, etc.
  • Connect DMX cabling from dimmer racks to lighting board.
  • Soft patch lighting board, as per plot.
  • Focus instruments, following appropriate safety precautions.
  • Program scenes and, if applicable, cue stack, on the lighting board.
  • Refocus instruments and reprogram board as dictated by the director of the production.


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Steve Richardson 2000-07-06

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