Light Engineer / Light Technician
— Henry David Thoreau
Who is a Lighting Engineer?
Very often movie directors and show directors use lighting to reflect the mood or style of a movie or event and the lighting engineers help them in doing so. A lighting engineer designs and implements the lighting arrangements for movies and any other event like stage show etc. Lighting is an important component in the production process and during live events. Lighting engineer is crucial to any production. Usually the production people give their requirements in terms of lighting and then the lighting engineer sets up the equipments, lights and their controls to fulfil that requirement. They are supported by technicians and electricians and make use of computer programming to work with the sophisticated equipments. They control lights for various venues and for different occasions. They take help of lighting technicians who set up the lights and equipments to get the desired effects.