Writing Designer: The Shop Order

When you design the lighting for a show, one of the most important aspects is specifying the equipment you want to use. A professional shop order communicates your needs and intentions with a minimum of confusion, and writing one is easy once you know how to organize it.

In its simplest terms, a shop order is a list of everything you need to implement your lighting design. The shop order tells your electrician and general manager what they need to get for you, by renting, buying, or b

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