So, why black light?
First of all, using black light is just cool. It's so vibrant and colorful. But mostly there are things you can do in black light that you can't get away with in regular lighting situations. Black light can be magic!
If you want to start a black light ministry you need to understand the principles of black light theatre.
Black light is UV lighting that reflects white and fluorescent colored items like paint, fabric, poster board and paper.
The principle of a black light show is to have everything blacked out so that only the colors of the puppets, props or clothing show.
Generally the colors that glow best are white (not all whites glow), neon pink, neon orange, neon green and neon yellow. Occasionally you can find some neon blue and purple but they don't show as bright as the other colors. Since you have a limited color palette you must be creative in how and where you use the colors. I use the term glow loosely. In fact the colors are reflecting the UV lighting, but we like to say they "glow".
I'll share in another post, all the things we use to create puppets and props for our shows. But now let's move on to the next in our series, the number one resource.... people!