Atlantic Illumination Entertainment Lighting

AIEL Instructionals
Table of Contents


Topics in AIEL documents cover lighting and associated subjects.
Brief lessons, discussions or outlines pertain to the basics
of stage lighting and its related subjects. Although aimed
at the starting technician or to the apprentice lighting
designer/director, these articles will be helpful for
aspects of film and video, architecture, and the
stage, or to those in other fields of lighting or
vocations such as electrical contractor work.



Primary and Secondary Colours
Understand the Proper Colour
Terms in a MOST Misunderstood
and MOST often Mis-Taught
Portion of the Lighting Basics

  • Spectral Colours
  • Primaries
  • Secondaries
  • Suggested Gel

Colour Media Discussion
Read about the Various Materials
and Methods used to Colour a
Beam of Light from the Past
into today's Modern Era

  • A Brief History
  • Colouring the Stage
  • Representative Colours
  • Modern Colour Media
Stage Lighting Fixture Calculations
Determining Fixture Angles, Throw
Distances, and Light Pool Diameters
  • Definitions
  • The Factors
  • Factor Chart
  • Examples
  • Summary
  • Precision

Stage Lighting Electrical Power
Information about Electrical Cable
and its Current Capabilities

  • Electrical Concerns
  • Cable Gauge
  • Voltages
  • Colour Coding

Electrical Grounding Problems
Learn about Grounding Issues
and their Common Solutions

  • The Accusation
  • The Actual Cause
  • Ground Loops
  • Solutions

Below are Two Extensive Subsections
of the AIEL Instructionals

Shop Tips
Tutorials Regarding Workshop
Subjects and Concerns

  • Lighting Equipment and
    Accessories Maintenance
    • Lighting Fixtures
    • Colour Media Care
      and Preservation

  • Shop Floor Painting
    A Durable and an
    Easy-Care Surface

  • Work Area Setup
    • Work Area Overview
    • Work Area Power
    • Work Benches
    • Work Lighting Installation
    • Shop Storage
    • Cable/Cordage Storage
      and Dispensing
    • Additional Considerations
    • General Shop Tips

Tech Tips
Suggestions for Stage Lighting
Personnel and Crew

  • Kits
  • Packing
  • Unpacking and Setup
  • Accessories
  • Cue Tips
  • The Frugal Tech
  • The Secure Tech
  • Tips Grabbag


The initial five instructionals listed
on this page are available in plain
text format for your archives:
Instructionals Text Archive


A Text Download Link for a Given Instructional
is also Provided at the end of its Discussion



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