Keep Cool with Fanning
Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2010
Written by Brad Schiller
Automated lighting consoles have several innovative functions to help the programmer, many of which have become commonplace. One of these is called “fan” or “align.” In the simplest terms, this is a tool that mathematically spreads parameter values in even proportions.
From a visual standpoint, fanning provides the ability to quickly create symmetrical (or even asymmetrical) looks on stage. This feature can be found on the majority of professional automated lighting consoles, and it’s important to understand the uses and procedures associated with fanning or aligning.
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