GCSE Drama lighting terminology

Give the definition of blacklight.
Light coming from upstage, behind scenery or on actors to sculpt + separate them from the background.
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What is the meaning of barndoors?
An attachment which is fixed to the front of a lantern to cut off the lighting beam in a particular direction.
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Give the definition of blackout.
The act of turning off or fading out the stage lighting.
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What is the board?
The main control for the stage lighting.
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What is a burnout?
A coloured gel that has lost its colour or melted through due to excessive heat in front of a lantern.
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Give the definition of CMY.
The three secondary colours of light which are used in moving lights for colour mixing - Cyan/Magenta/Yellow
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What is a cross fade?
Bringing up another lighting state up to completely replace the current lighting state. This also applies to sound effects and music. Sometimes abbreviated to XFade or XF.
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What is the meaning of a dimmer rack?
A number of individual lighting dimmer circuits built into a single case. This consists of a single power input, a lighting control, inputs and sockets to connect lanterns.
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What is a fade?
An increase, diminished or change in lighting or sound level.
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Give the definition of a flood.
A lens less lantern that produces a broad non-variable spread of light.
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What is a follow spot?
A powerful profile lantern fitted with its own dimmer, iris, colour magazine and shutters mounted in or above the auditorium. It's used with an operate so the light beam can be moved around.
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What is the meaning of a general cover?
A lantern in a rig which are set aside purely to light the acting areas. The stage is normally split into a number of areas for this purpose.
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What is a gobo?
A thin metal plate etched to produce design which can then be projected by a profile spotlight.
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What is a lantern?
A term used for a unit of lighting equipment including a spotlight, flood etc.
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Give the definition of a lighting plot.
The process of recording information about each lighting state either onto paper or in a computerised lighting board for subsequent playback.
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What is the meaning of lights up?
An announcement that a section of the performance has begin OR an increase in light level.
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What is the meaning of LX?
A term used by some as a shorthand for lighting.
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An attachment which is fixed to the front of a lantern to cut off the lighting beam in a particular direction.

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What is the meaning of barndoors?

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The act of turning off or fading out the stage lighting.

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The main control for the stage lighting.

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A coloured gel that has lost its colour or melted through due to excessive heat in front of a lantern.

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