The development of lighting Design Early stage lighting the emergence of stage lighting design probably coincided with the emergence of the old formal theatre. The ancient Greeks built their theater into an open-air engineer's theater, with the stage facing the sun for illumination using natural light. They put on different productions at different times of the day. In order to use different periods of natural light according to the needs of the plot. This basic idea of light utilization was the early stage lighting design.
The Dionysus Theater in Athens (330 BC) and the Theater in Epidaurus (340 BC) are examples of such early public theaters. The development of theater lighting technology has gone through the process of using pure natural resources to man-made resources for several centuries. The sun, candles, torch oil, gas, electric arc and so on have all been used as lighting sources in the history of stage lighting. Modern stage lighting The development of modern stage lighting began with the emergence of the incandescent lamp in the late 19th century. Stage lighting systems have evolved with the development of small, safe, portable lamps that can be easily placed throughout the stage space and then controlled from a distance by an electrical dimmer system.
Dating back to and before the use of gas for stage lighting, although integrated stage lighting does exist, its function is limited by clumsy technology and inherent problems, and many theatres have been destroyed by open gas fires. At the beginning of the 20th century, with the continuous development of stage lighting, a kind of spotlight appeared which reflected many basic requirements of stage lighting design. In the modern application field, such as: exhibition, photography, film, TELEVISION, and other lighting design are derived from the stage lighting design and develop with its development. Nowadays, stage lighting design has been regarded as a work integrating science and art.
The future of stage lighting the prospect of stage lighting is very exciting. After the advent of incandescent lamps, the technical revolution of stage lighting began with the appearance of Leko lamps in the 1930s. In the 1960s, the advent of SCR dimmers led to fundamental changes in the development of stage lighting. Now automated and computerized lamps (first seen in the 1970s) are revolutionizing stage lighting.
Computer software for lighting design will continue to evolve, eventually allowing the designer to dominate his "visual" technology in a completely artistic "interactive" way. Lighting software now provides designers with little more than assistance with design, painting and paperwork. Future design software will be able to use "touch screens" and "speech recognition". Intelligent control of the stage lighting system has begun to take shape.