Technical Theatre

Ever Wonder How Gels are Made?

Written by Craig Mason

Consider the humble lighting gel, the translucent piece of coloured film that can alter the look of a stage so dramatically. A simple colour change take us from the heat of the midday sun to a cool twilight. From a warm comic feel to a dank depressing dungeon.

I never really considered where gels come from, how they’re produced, and how it is that a Rosco Bastard Amber will always be the same colour whenever you order it

Check out this neat video from How It’s Made. You’ll never look at a gel the same way again!

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Craig Mason