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Getting Started

Welcome!

If you are just starting out exploring the world of stage lighting you will find plenty of helpful information and advice on our website.

If you are looking for ‘how to’ information go to our Switched On resource which introduces the concepts and practise to light the stage as well as exercises to assist your learning and discovery.

You can find more about the equipment in our product pages which include an introductory page to each specific product family.
If you are looking for what product to use for your venue or application, this section introduces a series of typical stage lighting equipment kits to get you going.

Selecon and our dealers worldwide form a knowledgeable resource of people passionate about stage lighting, contact us or your nearest dealer for assistance.

The Equipment Kits introduced below provide a guide for starting your stage lighting resource.


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1.  Drama Kit – Explorer
A basic portable kit with which to explore stage lighting comprising:
• 8x Acclaim Fresnels
• 2x Acclaim Zoomspots
• 2x stands and T bars to mount them on
• extension cables
• 4-channel power pack controller

Suitable for class/drama workshop use, this equipment can also be used to supplement the lighting of the school stage.

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2.  Drama Workshop
EG: A stage lighting layout suitable for lighting small scale productions as well as classroom work
icon-pdf.gifStage Lighting Layout Plan View  (.pdf 369kb) &
icon-pdf.gifStage Lighting Layout Side Elevation  (.pdf 267kb) comprising:

• 24x Acclaim PCs for front and over stage lighting
• 4x Acclaim Fresnels to complement the above PCs
• 4x Acclaim Axial ellipsoidal profiles for precise highlighting and pattern projection
• 1x Pacific 90° Fixed Beam for effect pattern projection, back / top light
• 2x Hui Cyc 3-way battens for lighting back cloths, scenic elements or for use as groundrow
We recommend a 24 channel console and 24x 10A dimmers, with necessary extension cables; 2 extension stands and some color filters.



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a/  Basic
EG: A stage lighting layout suitable for small scale productions as well as illuminating school functions and meetings
icon-pdf.gifStage Lighting layout Full Production Rig Plan View  (.pdf 2775kb) &
icon-pdf.gifStage Lighting layout Full Production Rig Side Elevation  (.pdf 848kb) comprising:

• 38x Rama 150 PCs – 1200W luminaires with barndoors for frontal stage illumination and onstage lighting
• 4x Hui Cyc 4-way battens for  lighting the cyclorama and back cloth
• 1x Pacific Followspot
We recommend a 24/48 channel console with 36x 10A dimmers, with necessary extension cables; 2 extension stands and some color filters.

b/ Show Rig
EG: A stage lighting layout suitable for lighting most school productions including musicals.
icon-pdf.gifStage Lighting layout Full Production Rig Plan View  (.pdf 2775kb) &
icon-pdf.gifStage Lighting layout Full Production Rig Side Elevation  (.pdf 848kb) comprising:pirates9crop.jpg

• 10x Pacific 14°–35° Zoomspots for frontal lighting of the stage
• 6x Pacific 23°–50° Zoomspots for onstage lighting and pattern projection
• 12x Rama 150 PCs – 1200W fixtures with barndoors for frontal stage illumination and onstage lighting
• 24x Rama 150 Fresnel - 1200W fixtures with barndoors for onstage lighting


• 4x Pacific 90° Fixed Beams for onstage pattern projection and effect lighting
• 4x Hui Cyc 4-way battens for  lighting the cyclorama and back cloth
• 1x Pacific Followspot
We recommend a 24/48 channel console with 48x 10A dimmers, with necessary extension cables; 2 extension stands and some color filters.


Pirates of Penzance photos courtesy of Westlake Boys High School, Auckland, NZ.
Joseph photos courtesy of Westlake Boys High School, Auckland, NZ.
The Importance of Being Ernest photos courtesy of Westlake Boys High School, Auckland, NZ.
Les Miserables photo from an Avondale College production, Auckland, NZ.