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Designing with Light : An Introduction to Stage Lighting

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780767427333

ISBN10:
0767427335
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/30/2002
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

This comprehensive survey of the practical and aesthetic aspects of basic stage lighting design treats its subject as an art closely integrated with that of the director, actor, and playwright, and as a craft that provides practical solutions for the manipulation of stage space.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Designing with Light

Design Characteristic of Light

Light and Perception

Controllable Qualities of Light

Functions of Stage Lighting

Psychological Effects of Light

2. Lighting Production Team: Organization and Responsibilities

Lighting Designer

Assistant Lighting Designer

Master Electrician

Electricians

Production Design Team

3. Electrical Theory and Practice

Electricity—What Is It?

Electricity at Work

4. Lenses, Lamps, and Lighting Instruments

Lenses

Lamps

Lighting Instruments

Specialty Equipment

5. Cables and Connectors

Electrical Cable for Stage Use

Circuiting

6. Intensity Control

Dimmers

Control Consoles

7. Projections

Lensless Projectors

Lens Projectors

Projection Screens

Slide Preparation

Other Projectors

General Projection Techniques and Hints

8. Practicals and Effects

Lighting Fixtures

Gas Lamps

Candles

Lanterns

Torches

Fire Effects

Moon Effects

Star Effects

Lightning

Explosions and Flashes

Water Effects

9. Color

Defining Color

Seeing Color

Color Mixing

The Practical Application of Colored Light in the Theatre

10. Advanced Technology Instruments

Moving Light Fixtures

Fog and Haze

Stage Scaffolding

Previsualization Software

11. The Design Process

Commitment

Analysis

Research

Incubation

Selection

Implementation

Evaluation

12. The Image of Light

Script Analysis

Analysis of the Image of Light

13. The Lighting Key

Modeling with Light

Creating the Lighting Key

14. Using the Lighting Key to Draw the Light Plot

Acting and Lighting Areas

Using the Lighting Key to Draw the Light Plot

Layering

Designing Lighting Keys for Thrust and Arena Stages

15. Drafting for Lighting Design

Graphic Standards for Lighting Design

Drafting the Plot

16. Design Examples

Designing for Theatre Type

Designing for Theatrical Form

17. Rehearsal and Performance Procedures

Organizational Tools

Rehearsals

18. An Introduction to Lighting for Film and Video

Glossary
Index


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