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Transcript of lighting

lighting
the art of

history/progression
in other mediums
theatre continued
"theater steals"
lighting in the future
Amanda Hoelscher
Sina Jahanshahi
Michael Lavelle
Hamza Ijaz
Jessica Hughes

purposes
sources
Visibility
Focuses the audience's attention
Mood
Brightness
Color
Direction
Entertainment
Rising Spectator Expectations
Size, Power, and Efficiency
Interactivity
Motion
Noise
Holographic Imaging
Movies
Shoot in the order of light setups
Mood
Color temperatures
Contrast
Effects
Backlight
Softlight
Silhouette
Real sunlight
Blue light (HMI lights and tungsten balance)
“Matrix”-style green (with regular lights and tungsten balance)
Soft pools of light
Bokeh (blurry background)
(or the film can have no lighting design at all)
Concerts
Genre
Venue
Mood and atmosphere
Over the past 500 years, general lighting has progressed from candle-oil lamps-gas-to electric lighting techniques

SPECIFIC LIGHTING PROGRESSION
Lime Light
Arc Lamp
Electric Spotlight

Why lighting is so important in theatre? Gives the idea of the mood where words cannot, audience sees what the director wants them to see


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Many of the same concepts as in movies and concerts
Laser shows
Science-fiction
Aliens
Star Wars
uses in theatre
Shadow Theatre:
Uses projections as background
Actors stand between light source and background
Positioning
Types of lighting equipment used
Ellipsoidal
Fresnel
Scoop Light
Followspot
Control boards and light plots
Gels
"Smart" Lights
Projectors
Transition to LED?...
Pepper's Ghost
Created by John Pepper in 1862
Allows a "ghost" to appear
Modern Example:
Tupac Concert in Coachella
Haunted Mansion in Disney World
How it works:

Lights in Relation to the Stage
Front Lighting
Side Lighting
Back Lighting
Down lighting
Background lighting
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