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 Lighting Tools

Design Theories for Theatrical Lighting

Basic Design Theories for Theatrical Lighting and Its Application"

This pamphlet, created by Dean A. Sternke of Mainstage Theatrical Supply, Inc., provides basic information on theatrical lighting, and includes drawings and descriptions/photos of equipment used for production lighting. An added section, originally written for a Church publication, deals with lighting "noise". This is a PDF file, which requires Adobe Acrobat to view.

Use the Mainstage Beam Analyzer to calculate intensity, field and diameter size for your ellipsoidals and pars.

Online Pattern Catalogs
Lee Filters:Steel, Mesh, Standard & Custom Prints
Rosco Laboratories: Steel, Silk Screened, Spectrumgobos, Prismatics, Colorwaves, Image Glass, Colorizers, Standard & Custom
Apollo: Steel, Glass, ColorScenic, Standard & Custom

 
 Curtain, Track, and Rigging Tools

Mainstage Curtain Specification

The specification provides a written Section 11060, in Word format, that describes curtain construction, track selection and installation methods for the competitive bidding of stage curtains for most facilities. Can be easily edited for your project.File size: 66K (Word document)

Fire safety is an important issue. Our manufactured stage curtains are flame retardant, however much of the fabric sold separately is not. Please download our Entertainment Fire Safety Brochure for information on treating fabric and paint for fire retardancy.

H&H Specialties Online Catalogs - Mainstage is pleased to offer the H&H Specialties online catalogs, showing their complete line of curtain tracks and rigging hardware including typical drawings of rigging systems.

 

 

Download Curtain Catalogs

Download Rigging Catalogs

 Industry Information

Glossary of Theatrical Terms *Coming Soon
 Mainstage Brochures and Other Useful Resources

Mainstage 2009 Catalog

Mainstage Theatrical Consumables Brochure

Mainstage Curtain Brochure

Mainstage Entertainment Fire Safety Brochure

Mainstage Electrical Brochure *Coming Soon

 
 DIY Training Tools
ETC: Video presenting product releases, equipment tutorials and Bobblehead Fred
http://www.youtube.com/user/ETCVideoLibrary#p/p

STRAND: Palette training videos: a series of 38 videos which include the following sujects: console layout, hardware setup, show options, patching, simple control, fixture check, cues, moving light control
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=9C7E6E0B29150B26&search_query=strand+lighting


J.R. Clancy Rigging Information iPhone Application - iRigging!
http://www.jrclancy.com/riggingreport-Dec09.html

 
 Manufacturer Software Updates

 

ETC announces the release of SmartSoft™, SmartFade® and SmartFade ML v3.0.0 software.
www.etcconnect.com/downloads.aspx It includes a number of bug fixes and new features, described below. Additionally, SmartSoft is now compatible with Windows Vista 64-bit and Windows 7 64-bit operating systems for live connection to either a SmartFade or SmartFade ML console.

Palette OS Release Notes V10.8

ETC:

Education Center 
http://www.etcconnect.com/support.education.aspx

ETC:

EOS, ION, Element – v1.7.0 Classic_Palette
http://www.etcconnect.com/product.software.signin.aspx?docID=22278&ID=20271

Congo & Congo  Jr – v6
http://www.etcconnect.com/product.software.signin.aspx?docID=22304&ID=20015

Smartfade v2.0.1
http://www.etcconnect.com/product.software.signin.aspx?docID=22176&ID=20014

SmartSoft PC Application v2.0.1 congojr
http://www.etcconnect.com/product.software.signin.aspx?docID=22178&ID=20014

SmartSoft MAC Application v2.0.1
http://www.etcconnect.com/product.software.signin.aspx?docID=22179&ID=20014

SmartfadeML v2.1.1
http://www.etcconnect.com/product.software.signin.aspx?docID=22177&ID=20338

Express Console v3.1.1 (final version)
http://www.etcconnect.com/docs/docs_downloads/console/Express311.zip

Strand:
PaletteOS v10.6.2: For all palette consoles Smartfad
http://www.strandlighting.com/index.php?src=forms&ref=PaletteOS_Users

Vision.Net Architectural Control Software v2.0
http://www.strandlighting.com/index.php?src=forms&ref=VisionNet_Users

High End Systems:
WholeHog3 (Link to newest version)
http://www.flyingpig.com/support/hog3/downloads/release/index.shtml

WholeHog3PC (Link to newest version) RoadHog FullBoar
http://www.flyingpig.com/support/hog3/downloads/release/index.shtml

RoadHog newest version (Link to newest version)
http://www.flyingpig.com/support/RoadHogDownloads.shtml

RoadHog Full Boar (Link to newest version)
http://www.flyingpig.com/support/FullBoarDownloads.shtml

Hog iPC (Link to newest version)
http://www.flyingpig.com/support/hogipc/