Never draw a lighting setup on a scrap of paper again.
We’ve all been there: it’s the morning of the pre-light day, and there’s no plan. You cut the top off a cardboard box and draw a rough lighting sketch with a sharpie. Within the first hour, you’ve scribbled out half the lights and put them somewhere else. It’s a mess.
It doesn’t have to be like this.
Lighting Designer is an app for iPad and iPhone that makes lighting setups easy to illustrate. You never know when inspiration will strike, but it’s not always when you’re sitting at your computer with your drafting app open. Will you be in the back of a crew van? Waiting in the airport? About to go to sleep? Lighting Designer will always be ready. No matter where you are, with any iOS device, you can create professional lighting plots and share them with your crew.
Sometimes, all you need is a quick demonstration of what you’d like to do, so Lighting Designer makes it quick and easy to throw a Plot together in a matter of minutes, but the deeper you dig, the more options you’ll find. Customize text and colors, assign DMX addresses, add gels and gobos, create complex floor plans, organize unique truck packages for later use, and add notes to your Plot for the greatest possible clarity.
Hundreds of Lights
Lighting Designer comes with a built-in inventory of over 500 types of equipment, in over 2000 unique configurations. And whether or not it contains the specific light you want, you have complete control over labeling and annotating your gear, so your Plots will reflect your exact vision.
Crescit LightShop Library
If you have a Crescit Premium account, you have access to an additional 15716 fixtures, 2581 gels, and 15962 gobo patterns. Many fixtures include photometric data, DMX profiles, size and weight, and much more info.
The iPad has always been the best device for plotting, but sometimes you don’t have that option. iCloud to the rescue! If you have a great idea for a design on the train, just whip out your iPhone and get started; you can always finish it later on your iPad. Up in a scissor lift and need to check on a DMX address? The Plot on your iPhone is up to date. Everything you do with Lighting Designer can sync to all your devices, so you’re never stuck on just one screen.
Is staring at a bright screen getting a little tiresome? Want to be less noticeable in a dark space? Use dark mode to make the background black and give your eyes a break. All your fixtures can keep their unique identities by just swapping your customizable stroke and fill colors, and you can still automatically render on a white background for printing. LD will also adapt to your device’s dark mode setting.
Share Your Creations
Communication is one of the most important factors in running a successful shoot, and Lighting Designer makes it easy and intuitive to render your Plots, build your crew using the contacts on your device, and send them images, gear orders, patch lists, and editable Plot files. You can also use the iOS share view to send files to Dropbox or Google Drive, save images, or show off your creations on social media.