Designing with Light

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-09
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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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. An eight-page color section provides a discussion of the practical applications of color theory as well as an analysis of the color choices for the lighting design of an actual production. Numerous illustrations of technical tools, equipment, and exemplary play designs visualize designing with light for students

Table of Contents

Previous edition TOC
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
Lighting Production Team: Organization and Responsibilities
Lighting Designer
Assistant Lighting
Designer Master Electrician
Electricians Production Design Team
Electrical Theory and Practice
Electricity-What Is It?
Electricity at Work
Lenses, Lamps, and Lighting Instruments
Lenses Lamps Lighting Instruments
Specialty Equipment
Cables and Connectors
Electrical Cable for Stage Use Circuiting
Intensity Control Dimmers Control Consoles
Projections Lensless
Projectors Lens
Projection Screens
Slide Preparation
Other Projectors
General Projection
Techniques and Hints
Practicals and Effects
Lighting Fixtures Gas
Lamps Candles Lanterns Torches
Fire Effects
Moon Effects
Star Effects
Lightning Explosions and Flashes
Water Effects
Color Defining
Color Seeing
Color Mixing
The Practical Application of Colored Light in the Theatre
Advanced Technology
Instruments Moving Light Fixtures
Fog and Haze Stage Scaffolding Previsualization Software
The Design Process
Commitment Analysis
Research Incubation
The Image of Light Script Analysis
Analysis of the Image of Light
The Lighting Key Modeling with Light
Creating the Lighting Key
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
Drafting for Lighting Design Graphic Standards for Lighting Design Drafting the Plot
Design Examples Designing for Theatre
Type Designing for Theatrical Form
Rehearsal and Performance
Procedures Organizational Tools Rehearsals
An Introduction to Lighting for Film and Video
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