Stanley McCandless

Dates: 1897 – 1967

The father of modern stage lighting design.

His book ‘A Method of Lighting the Stage‘ (1958) proposed the three-angle approach to stage lighting still taught and used widely today, along with the use of contrasting (warm/cool) colours in the front light.
This is known as the McCandless Method.

Interview with Howard Brandston about Stanley McCandless

Keywords: macandless, mccandless methods