Lighting Cues

Manjot

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If you guys can provide me some insight on lighting on stage during performances, I'd appreciate it.

What are some generic cues called and how should I describe them to organizers? How should I place them according to the mix time? Last time I tried giving it to the competition organizers, they were confused and so was I loll

Type of colors to use that work best for white kurte/colored kurte

Any other pointers/guidelines that we should follow will certainly help. Thanks!
 

UmerQureshi96

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First and foremost ask if the venue can provide a list of lighting cues they have. Then you can ask for something they can actually do and you can avoid a lot of hassles. If not I try to be as descriptive as possible. When you’re asking for lights to turn on, say “white lights 100%” be sure to say if you want it slightly dimmed at 80% or something like that. If you can’t get a list of lighting the venue has stick to colors that almost every venue has like white red blue green and black out.
 

hardeep_singh

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unpopular opinion: lighting cues are for fusion circuit and seem completely gimmicky when used for bhangra sets.
 

yomamajama

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Your lucky we still even got lights: with the recession coming and current U.S. trade war with China, we might as well start burning multi-colored candles.
 

jasraj93

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I wouldn't recommend using a lot of lighting cues because sometimes the venue messes it up, i've seen teams perform their whole shika/sapp segment in the dark, how are the judges suppose to judge that? I usually suggest just using a strobe light (flashing light) where ever needed (starting or ending) and just use a short black out wherever needed. Hope that helps.
 
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