Light Lab


TREE0008The Light Lab is for use in the classroom. You can use it to demonstrate color, direction, gobos, and instrumentation without setting up equipment in another space.

These pages are not a full-fledge virtual lighting system. However, they run with regular old HTML in a normal browser, and use no flash. Because of this, they are convenient to use on any browser, tablet, or smartphone, and you do not have to install anything. Feel free to share these pages with students.

There are four components: Instruments, a Color Lab, a Gobo Lab, and a Dance Lighting Lab.

Exercise Contributed by Matt Kizer

Matt Kizer is the webmaster for and is the head of the Design & Technology Program for Theatre at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH.


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  • This Author:

    Matt Kizer

    Matt Kizer lives with his wife and son in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He is the resident scenic and lighting designer for Plymouth State University, where he has been the head of the design and technology program since 1996. He designs for theate and dance companies, tours, and colleges in many parts of the Unites States. He serves as a regular designer for Auburn University in Alabama. He served as faculty lighting designer for Operafestival Di Roma in Italy, where he designed lighting for L’elisir di amore and The Magic Flute, both produced with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’ International Chamber Ensemble at Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza in central Rome. He has designed for dance and movement in Potsdam, Germany at T-Werk in Schiffbauergasse with A-Fortiorni.He holds a BA in Theatre from Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, and an MFA in Design from The Ohio State University. He serves on the International Activities Committee for the United States ... Read Full
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