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Beginning Technical Theatre. Correct Answers are in BOLD. Luminaires. This luminaire can produce a hard-edged beam of light: Ellipsoidal Produces a round, soft edged beam of light. Fresnel Produces a somewhat harsh, oval light beam: PAR Used in the FOH: Ellipsoidal

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beginning technical theatre

Beginning Technical Theatre

Correct Answers are in BOLD

  • This luminaire can produce a hard-edged beam of light: Ellipsoidal
  • Produces a round, soft edged beam of light. Fresnel
  • Produces a somewhat harsh, oval light beam: PAR
  • Used in the FOH: Ellipsoidal
  • Can use a gobo: Ellipsoidal
  • A “rock and roll” light: PAR

7. Classified by beam spread or focal length (ex. 20 degree, 6x12, 50 degree): Ellipsoidal

  • Focused by “spinning the bottle”: PAR
  • Often used a down light in our theatre: Fresnel
  • Can be placed in either flood or spot focus.: Fresnel
luminaires lamps

11. Uses a 750w BTN lamp: Fresnel

12. Uses a 500-1000w WFL,MFL, NSP lamp: PAR

13. Uses a 575w GLA lamp: Strand Cool Beam

14. Uses a 575w HPL lamp: Source 4

15. Color temperature for all of the above lamps. (degrees Kelvin): 3200K


The Fresnel

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the stage
The Stage

21. What the audience can see is referred to as the Sightlines.

22. A stage with the audience on three sides is called a/anThrust

23. A stage with audience seated on four sides is called a/an Arena.

24. A stage with audience seated on one side is called a/an proscenium theatre

25. A local example of a proscenium theatre is the MVHS PAC

the stage1
The Stage

26. A horizontal curtain designed to hide the lights. Border

27. Curtains, always in pairs, that hang at the sides of the stage: Legs

28. A curtain that closes from stage right and stage left at the same time: Traveler

29. Another name for #26: Teaser

30. Designed to block the audience’s view of backstage.: Tab or Masking Curtains

lighting color

31. Color temperature is measured in Degrees Kelvin.

32. The visible color in light is measured in Nanometers

33. Gel color is described as either Cool or Warm

34. These are the primary colors of light: Red, Blue, Gren

35. These are the secondary colors of light: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

lighting design

36. 45/45 is a description of: McCandless Method

37. Beam angle is 50% of the full intensity of luminaire

38. What the overlapping of light beams is called by Steve Shelly: Slinky Method

39. This lighting angle helps to separate an object from the background.: Backlight

40. Which is considered to be the most natural lighting angle: Up

lighting math

41. Foot candles are figured using this formula: Peak Candela/ distanced squared

42. Beam Diameter is figured using this formula: Multiplying Factor * Throw

43. What affect does the Trans. % have on the intensity of a luminaire?: Will change it based on the %

44. If a luminaire has a Peak Candela rating of 35000 and is 15 feet from the stage, how many foot candles will it produce? 155.5fc

45. If the same luminaire has a multiplying factor of .86, how large is the light beam? 12.9’



Loft Block



Lift Line




50. What is the weight ratio of our system and how is it described? 1:1

lighting accessories
Lighting Accessories

Barn Door



2P & G







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59. Excess tension in the handline below the arbor indicates that the lineset is Batten Heavy

60. Spreader plates should be no more than 20” apart.

61. Thumbscrews on locking collars should be oriented toward the Middle.

62. Excess tension in the handline above the arbor indicates that the lineset is Arbor Heavy.

63. In or system, electrics rope locks are Red in color.

64. In or system, non-electrics rope locks are Yellow in color.

65. Name this knot: Bowline

66. Plaster Line

Invisible Line running on the upstage edge of the proscenium arch. All upstage measurements are taken from this.

67. Center Line: Slpits the stage in half

68. Throw: Distance from a light to the object it is lighting

69. Nanometers: Measurement of Color in Light

70. Proscenium: Arch/frame through which the audience watches the action

71. Footcandle: A measurement of lighting intensity

72. Beam Angle: 50% of full intensity

73. Transmission %: Based on gel saturation, how much light is passed through a gel.

74. Shade: Variation in a cool color

75. Tint: Variation in a warm color.