Here are some general guidelines for doing lights:
- We use 2 spotlights on tripods.
- Pay attention to actors in the aisles lest you get run over.
- Stand as close to the wall as possible to avoid being in the way.
- Always try to point your light at the actor’s chest. This way their face will be lit, but you won’t blind them.
- In general, try to light the action on the opposite side of the stage or in the opposite aisle.
- If you are lighting an actor in your aisle, light their feet. Otherwise you will blind them.
- Try to avoid jerking the light back and forth—it’s very distracting. The best way to handle a situation like this is for each lighting person to consistently light the opposite side of the stage.
Other expectations of lighting people include:
Help bring props out before the show.
Help put props away after the show.