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  1. alikhalili71's Avatar
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    #1

    Projectionist

    Hi,
    What would a native English speaker call someone who uses lights to prepare scene for artists to play?

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    Re: Projectionist

    Not projectionist - which is (was, mostly) the person at a cinema who operated the projector (which projected the image from a film onto the screen).

    In a theatre there is person called the lighting designer and a number of minions who probably call themselves things like 'lighting engineer', 'lighting technician', 'lighting assistant'.... I don't know of a special word for this activity.

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    #3

    Re: Projectionist

    I have also seen "lighting director".

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    #4

    Re: Projectionist

    More informally, people often say lightman. I knew a woman who ran lights named Candace Brightman. What a perfect name!

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    Re: Projectionist

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    More informally, people often say lightman. I knew a woman who ran lights named Candace Brightman. What a perfect name!
    Candace Brightman is certainly an odd name for lights.

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