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Light is a technically difficult yet astonishing medium that requires mastery of varied and continually evolving disciplines. A lighting design practice is the union of art, science and business of illumination design and implementation of the same.

Lighting Designers work in two areas. One of them is in lighting related to the interior and exterior design of buildings and landscapes. And the other is lighting for art performances, such as plays and concerts. Some lighting designers may acquire degrees specific to their field or they may have an educational background in areas such as architecture, engineering or interior design.

What Does Lighting Designers Do?

A lighting designer is one person responsible for the installation, design and operation of the lighting and also special electrical effects used in the production.  To show where the lighting equipment will be placed, the lighting designer produces a design or sketch specifying the placement and configuration of all instruments to be used in the production. 

Why hire a lighting designer? These Designers know how to make the best use of the subtle and medium of light which creates effects that can be changed at will to match the mood. If you are looking to hire freelance lighting designer for your company, you can visit some of the best online freelance websites. When you are looking to hire for lighting design services, some of the key responsibility areas may include:

  • Evoke the appropriate mood

  • Indicate time of day and location

  • Shift emphasis from one area to another

  • Reinforce the style of the production

  • Make objects on set appear flat or three dimensional

  • Blend the visual elements into a unified whole

Qualifications of a Freelance Lighting Designer

In order to hire for lighting design services, it is ideal that they have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in lighting design or theater production.

  • Excellent computer skills necessary

  • CAD drawing

  • Technical writing

  • Accountability for lighting concepts including energy- and cost-efficient lighting

  • Technical skill with 3-D modeling

  • Lighting calculations and simulations

Benefits of a Freelance Lighting Designer

  • Lighting designers know how to make the best use of the subtle and powerful medium of light, hence the decision to hire for lighting design services is always justified

  • They have the  ability to perform lighting calculations and simulations which is a vital key to work in the field

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