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Theatrical Lighting is one of the building blocks of any theatrical show. The two main objectives in a theatrical lighting design are to first light your actors in a way that conveys the mood you are trying to achieve, and to do the same with your environment. Different moods can be created with techniques like changing the direction your lighting is coming from, it's color, and the beam that the fixture is creating. On a production, the Lighting Designer takes care of the overall design, documentation of said design (although on larger productions this can be delegated to an assistant), and creating cues for the show (in concept only, keystrokes and console control is done by a board op, or programmer).

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