To help the student become a keen observer of light in real, painted, photographic and theatrical environments.
To understand the functions of light in theatrical usage and in our everyday environments.
To learn how to read and interpret a script in visual terms and methods of communicating ideas verbally, visually, and in written documentation.
To develop a design process that involves analysis, research, exploration, questioning, problem-solving, and implementation of a successful design product.
To introduce students to lighting technology, color theory, drafting, lighting history, and other lighting-related topics.
Robert Thomson, Associate Professor of Lighting Design Carnegie Mellon University
#Lab Exercise Exploring the properties of Light
Intensity, color, Distribution (angle and form), and Movement
It's sunset on a high mountain lake as you stealthily cast out your #16 pale-blue dun to a rising trout. An osprey circles over your head while three Canadian geese glide in on a wing to your west and settle on the glass-like surface of the lake; the sun drops behind the pines.
It's a warm summer night in Northern California's wine country. You are at a Festival of the Grape, a party atmosphere to say the least. Lots of music, food, and rides for the kids. You are sitting in a tent drinking the best glass of wine you have ever had.
#Lab Exercise Creating Genre Images
Create distinct and static lighting states that convey the film genres
Genre: Road Movie
Genre: Slasher Horror
#Design Collaboration Project
Matched up with a Set, Costume and Sound Designer
plus a Director and Dramaturge. Silent Sky
showing each lighting system or concept you would use to realize the lighting of your production. Show each system with a Color Name & Gel number at the end of an arrow depicting and labeled with Horizontal Angle (H: +75 ̊) and label with Vertical Angle (V: +45 ̊).
Written Design Concept Statement about your approach to this production
Create a Lighting Scene Analysis Chart for the entire play following the method you used in The Seagull. (Scene breakdown methodology as appropriate to your script)
#Project Visual Research
Sense of Place and Light & Character Images
The Seagull an overall lighting concept for the play and production
Led Lighting Effect, Theming, Color
Lighting Effect, Interactive, Color Detection
Interactive Lighting, VR Installation, Projection
Blowing Star, Theming Lighting, Installation
Spatial Audio, Theming Lighting, Dark Ride
Music Lighting, LED, Interactive Installation