|The Patch Panel & Studio Lights: General Information|
The patch panel on the wall controls which outlets, lights, or plugs will have power running to them.
Everything should be labeled according to it's place on the patch panel.
Use the Patch Cables hanging from the side of the patch panel to complete a connection from input to output. After the connection has been completed, you can use the numbered switches below to send energy to the connection.
NEVER leave hot lights on and unattended. To see more about best use practices with lights, click here.
|Understanding the Patch Panel|
The patch panel is divided into three segments:
The Sockets (Left) The Sockets (Top Right) The Switches (Bottom RIght)
There are also switches on the dimmers.
1. First find the number on the LIGHT SOCKET (the white socket attached to the hanging light on the lighting grid), OR the ELECTRICAL RECEPTICAL.
2. Make certain the Master Breakers are on.
3. Select a BREAKER that you would like to operate the light or receptacle.
4: Use the PATCH CABLE to connect the BREAKER to the LIGHT or RECEPTACLE.
To use a DIMMER:
Perform the steps above for patching, substituting a DIMMER for the BREAKER. Gels – Diffusion – Foil – There are blue tubs that contain gels, diffusion and black foil that are meant to be used in your lighting setups.
|Standing Lights: General Information|
There are two types of lights:
You may use gels or diffusers on either kind of light, but the Hot Lights can melt the gels if they are too close to the bulb. They can even set diffusion paper on fire if the paper is too close or in direct contact. Foil Paper (Black Foil and Silver Foil) cannot melt or catch fire.
NEVER leave hot lights on and unattended.
There are additional lights and stands of various types in the tubs in the studio space. If you use them, treat them with care. If they do not work, set them aside with a note and they will get repaired for next time.
There are orange and black extension cords and adapters for your use on the hooks on the wall under the glass window.