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Did you know that lighting programmers have a secret language that they use to communicate with each other during shows? It’s called “LighTalk,” and it consists of a series of code words and phrases that are used to convey lighting-related information quickly and efficiently. It’s considered a badge of honor among lighting professionals to be able to speak LighTalk fluently.
- Sizzle: Increase the brightness of a particular light or effect
- Popcorn: Activate a strobe effect
- Tickle: Add a subtle flicker or twinkle to a light or set of lights
- Juggle: Change the color of a light or set of lights rapidly
- Hug: Create a warm and inviting glow using soft, warm-toned lights
- Ninja: Quickly move a spotlight or other type of light in a specific direction or pattern
- Dragon: Create a bold, fiery effect using a combination of red, orange, and yellow lights
- Thunder: Add a sudden burst of bright light for a dramatic effect
- Wind: Create a sweeping motion using a moving head light
- Moonwalk: Move a light backwards while changing its color to create a unique effect
- Unicorn: Use a gobo to project a magical or mystical image
- Karate: Cut the power to a specific light or group of lights
- Wizard: Create a mystical effect using a combination of color, movement, and texture
- Zebra: Use a black-and-white gobo to create a striped pattern on a surface.
- Dolphin: Use a blue or green color wash to create an underwater effect
- Monkey: Use a moving head light to create a playful, swinging motion
- Vampire: Use a red color wash and a gobo to create a spooky, gothic effect
- Tornado: Use a strobe light and a fan to create a swirling, chaotic effect
- Butterfly: Use a moving head light to create a fluttering or flapping motion
- Ninja Turtle: Use green and blue color washes to create a cool, calm effect
- Dragonfly: Use a moving head light to create a buzzing or hovering motion.
You can use these terms in creative meetings.
- Chromatic Shift: Gradually change the color temperature of a set of lights to create a dynamic effect
- Photon Cascade: Create a fast-moving, cascading effect using a series of rapidly changing lights
- Parabolic Burst: Add a sudden burst of light with a defined shape and intensity
- Harmonic Modulation: Gradually shift the brightness and color of a set of lights in sync with a musical composition
- Spectral Resonance: Create an immersive lighting effect by using a variety of colors and textures to reflect the mood and theme of the show
- Radiant Flux: Use a series of dynamic lighting cues to create a visually stunning, three-dimensional effect.
- Photonic Envelope: Use a set of lighting cues to envelope a performer or object in a particular type of lighting
- Hertzian Oscillation: Use a strobe effect to create a pulsing or vibrating effect
- Parallax Scrolling: Move lights at different speeds and angles to create a layered or 3D effect
- Electromagnetic Fog: Use a combination of lights and fog or haze to create a dynamic and immersive environment
- Spatial Dynamics: Use a set of lighting cues to create a sense of depth and dimensionality
- Illuminance Gradient: Gradually increase or decrease the intensity of lights in a specific area to create a gradient or fade effect
- Perceptual Pulsing: Use a strobe effect at a specific frequency to create a pulsing effect that is perceived by the audience as continuous.