T D 301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlight, Fill Light

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TD301- Light Design Lecture by Aaron Curry- 1.6
Designers listen to
What characters say
What they don’t say
o Silences, pauses, etc.
Ex: Elinor Fuchs
Reread the play several times
What the character wears
What light is on stage
o Natural and unnatural
Who the light focuses
Each of these aspects reveal little bits of information
The lighting and design talk to the audience unconsciously
o The audience doesn’t realize the magnitude of the impact that occurs
o Ex: if a lamp is on, we can conclude it is dark outside
Probably night time
Household has electricity
Can afford to pay for it
Etc.
Elements of Lighting
Color
Composition
Intensity
Movement
Drafting
Making marks on paper or using digital programs to make blueprints of what they hope
to achieve on a 3D stage
Used to communicate what they want with technical team so they can bring design to life
Lighting instruments
Ellipsoidal reflector spotlight
o Long distance
o Harsh beam
Fresnel
o Short distances
o Soft adjustable beam spread
o Helps make a small light spot or can be used to make a huge circle
Stripight
o Fill light
o Great for color washes on soft goods
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