I'm not a very technical person, so these may come off as a silly question. I'm mainly asking out of curiosity and for a younger family member who is interested in this topic.
First question: for concerts that have very detailed, intricate lighting setups- tons of LED panels all over the place that display clear pictures and patterns (Bassnectar comes to mind) - are the pictures projections, or do those LED screens actually show pictures that clearly?
Secondly, I know the lighting designer usually sits in FOH, that tent that's placed directly front and center to the stage. I know lighting designers decide the colors, rythym and sequence of the spotlights, but are they the ones who design the visuals on the screens? If not, who does this (their title)? Really curious to know who it is that decides that there should be pictures of space, sacred geometry, random cartoons, dancing triangles, etc and who actually has to create these images.
Finally, what type of education do lighting designers have? Is this something that is usually self-taught or is it done through trade school?
I've tried Google searches but the wording gets tedious pretty quickly. I can't even hook up a DVD player much less digest information about million dollar concert equipment.