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Paul Johnson:
It's vital they can see to play. Lights from the wrong side of the music stands won't work - in general, if they don't have music stand lights (and amateur orchestras rarely all have them) you need to light from behind, but the audience see silhouettes. Chinese lanterns are designed to be seen, not to be a light source.

Weogo Reed:
Hi Paul,

    A local outdoor stage with no roof is hanging a 1 meter Chinese lantern over
the stage with a couple bright LED bulbs in it.  Stage lighting is adequate. 
The stage is down low, near a creek, and surrounded by trees, so wind is rarely an issue.

    I did audio for a UNC-TV video recording in an outdoor pavilion that was lit with
two 5' Chinese lanterns with 5000watt lamps in each.
It provided bright, even light.

Thanks and good health,  Weogo


--- Quote from: Paul Johnson on June 29, 2022, 03:32:06 AM ---It's vital they can see to play. Lights from the wrong side of the music stands won't work - in general, if they don't have music stand lights (and amateur orchestras rarely all have them) you need to light from behind, but the audience see silhouettes. Chinese lanterns are designed to be seen, not to be a light source.

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