The Stage Development Part Two

- Nov 15, 2019-

The 21st century is a pluralistic era. The multi polarization of politics and the multilateral of economy and trade in the global scope determine the diversification of culture. And the diversity of culture directly determines the diversity of stage lighting. At present, the development trend of stage lighting diversification has begun.

One is the close combination of lighting and scenery, props, clothing, makeup and sound effects to form a diversified complex. Sometimes there is a "Scene", sometimes there is a "light effect", light is everywhere and everywhere, becoming a positive factor in diversification. For example, the "Light Cube" when the military parade and mass March are held in Tiananmen Square, the capital, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the people's Republic of China, is a trinity of lights, scenery and props.

The second is that the light itself has changed from a single light element to a complex of diversified elements integrating sound, light, chemistry and electricity. For example, strobe lights and voice lights are typical representatives.

The third is the diversification of stage lighting itself. In many stage performances, different lights are used to distinguish the same stage in different places and different times, thus forming a diversified stage light. Another example is the stage lighting of the TV show metamorphosis, which is divided into three different lighting areas to create three different stage environments: the modern urban night scene, where thousands of lights and neon lights interact with each other; the old solitary buildings and old lights show the historical memory; the visual collision formed by the replacement of old and new lights And so on, too many.

From passive to active

In the past, stage lighting often overemphasized "creating a sense of space and time in the stage environment, rendering the stage atmosphere, highlighting the central figures, providing lighting effects (such as running clouds, rain, water waves, lightning), etc." In a passive service position. What's more, it only emphasizes the lighting function: "the other main task of stage lighting is the stage general lighting during performance, so it is also called" stage lighting "

Now, in addition to the existing functions of stage lighting in the past, more emphasis is placed on the dynamic role of lighting itself, the creation and creativity of lighting, so that stage lighting plays a more and greater role in deepening the theme, creating style, building brand and other arts.

Initiative is the abbreviation of "subjective initiative", also known as "conscious initiative", which originally refers to "the initiative of people in practice to understand and transform the world". It's the difference between human and animal. It includes two aspects: the activity of cognition and the activity of practice, of which the activity of practice is fundamental. " In this way, we emphasize the initiative, creativity and pioneering of stage lighting.


There are also many convincing examples in this regard. For example, the lighting of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games fully shows the characteristics of their own initiative. It is felt that only the unexpected can not be done without light.

It can be seen that the change from passive to active is also one of the new trends of stage lighting development.

From static to dynamic

In the past, stage lighting was always in a static state, even if there was a slight change, it was only reflected in the light and shade, color and position.

But now the stage light, is mostly in the nimble changeable state. On the stage, birds and butterflies made by light are flying everywhere. Various light patterns made by light are interwoven and colorful. The dynamic effect of stage lighting can be seen everywhere. It can be said that stage lighting itself constitutes a smart art world.

It can be seen that the transformation from static to dynamic is one of the new trends in the development of stage lighting.


Present situation and Prospect of performance lighting equipment:

1. In 2018, the market share of the top three global production scale companies was 14.28%, and the market share of the top ten production scale companies was 27.88%.

2. There are more than 7000 enterprises in China's performance equipment industry, including 5600 enterprises in professional lighting, audio and stage machinery industries, and about 1500 enterprises in other related fields and businesses. The total assets of the industry reached 140 billion yuan, and the main revenue reached 1960.06 billion yuan.

3. It is estimated that the scale of China's performance lighting equipment will reach RMB 264.27 billion in 2024.

Pain points in the development of performance lighting equipment industry

1. Low technology content

2. Serious homogenization

3. There is a big gap with the world's advanced level

4. Cross border technology transfer, increasing external uncertainties

Future imagination space of performance lighting equipment

1. From simplification to diversification

2. Change from passive to active

3. From static to dynamic