What is a Lighting Designer?

A live event lighting designer is that is in charge of creating and managing all aspects of lighting for a production. They work with the artistic and production staff to bring the producers plans and vision to reality.


Shoflo’s Definition: Head honchos of the lighting department on show site. They may design what the show will look like, how many lights should be above the stage, etc. The LD will be in the front of house with a lighting console, where they program and perform the show.

the console where a LD sits to control all of the lights at a live event

Other Terms

Rundown

An item-by-item sequence of events that will happen within a…

Production Schedule

A production schedule is a report that shows where all…

Production Cue Sheet

A production cue sheet is an item-by-item sequence of events…

Run Of Show

A run of show is an item-by-item sequence of events…

Event Production Software

Event production software is a piece of software that is…