9780534639242

Lighting and the Design Idea (with InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534639242

  • ISBN10:

    0534639240

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/11/2004
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Understand the design process with LIGHTING AND THE DESIGN IDEA with InfoTrac?! With coverage of professional theatre practices in both commercial and residential theater, this communication text emphasizes the process by which lighting designers turn their ideas about a piece into the medium of stage lighting. Design concepts are illustrated by the text?s art program so that concepts are easier to apply.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Stage Lighting: Context and Process
1(10)
Context
1(2)
The Development of Lighting Design as a Discipline
3(2)
Lighting Design Process
5(6)
Light and Vision
11(10)
Sources of Light
11(5)
The Eye and Vision
16(5)
Functions and Properties of Light on the Stage
21(24)
Functions
22(6)
Properties
28(17)
Elements of Composition
45(18)
Elements of Composition
45(7)
Elements of Lighting Composition
52(11)
Conceptual Framework
63(16)
Script Analysis
63(3)
Point of View
66(2)
Form, Style, And Genre
68(8)
The Gesture and Flow of the Lighting
76(3)
Lighting Design Research
79(18)
Dramaturgical Research
79(1)
Historical Research
80(2)
Visual and Imagistic Research
82(3)
Personal Experience
85(1)
Technical Research
86(11)
Design Development
97(18)
The Function, Gesture, And Flow of the Lighting
98(2)
Renderings and Visualization
100(7)
Schematic Diagrams
107(8)
Color
115(14)
The Physical Properties of Color in Light
116(1)
Colorimetry: The Measurement of Color
117(3)
Using Color Theory
120(3)
Color Composition
123(6)
Lighting Positions
129(20)
Theatre Types
130(3)
Permanent Lighting Positions
133(4)
Flexible Positions
137(5)
Integrating the Set Design Information
142(7)
Instrumentation
149(28)
Fixed-Focus Spotlights
150(7)
Wash Lights
157(3)
Floodlights
160(4)
Automated Lights
164(3)
Follow Spots
167(1)
Specifying the Right Luminaire
168(5)
Choosing Instrumentation to Light Scenery
173(4)
Organization and Control
177(14)
The Hookup Format
178(2)
Fundamentals of Theatrical Lighting Control
180(5)
Control Console Criteria
185(2)
Refining the Channel Hookup
187(4)
Drafting the Finished Plot and Section
191(20)
Finalizing Luminaire Placement at Each Position
192(3)
Drafting Conventions
195(9)
Hand Drafting
204(4)
Computer-Aided Drafting
208(3)
Execution of the Design
211(20)
The Shop Order, Bid Process, And Lighting Shop
211(4)
Electricity and Circuiting
215(3)
Loading in to the Theatre
218(1)
The Assistant Lighting Designer
218(1)
Focusing the Show
219(4)
Focusing Each Light
223(4)
Other Duties of the Electrics Staff
227(1)
Theatrical Crews and Unions
228(3)
Cuing
231(12)
What is a Light Cue?
232(1)
Preparing to Write Cues
233(5)
Writing the Light Cues
238(1)
Using the Control System
239(1)
The Technical Rehearsals
240(3)
Lighting Design into the Future
243(2)
APPENDIX. PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICITY
245(8)
Electrical Quantities and Direct and Alternating Current
245(1)
Building Electrical Distribution and Phasing
246(1)
Grounding and Circuit Protection
247(1)
Connectors and Wiring
248(2)
Voltage, Transformers, And Series and Parallel Circuits
250(1)
Safety
251(2)
Glossary 253(18)
Credits 271(4)
Index 275

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