Scene Design and Stage Lighting (with InfoTrac)

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-11-14
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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SCENE DESIGN AND STAGE LIGHTING, Eighth Edition, continues its tradition of being the most detailed and comprehensive text available in the scenic and lighting design and technology fields. Much of the scenery design and technology section has been re-worked with an emphasis on modern technology. Changes in the lighting section reflect current practice and technology. The authors have placed an emphasis on collaboration in all sections of the new text. "Designers at Work" interviews with professional lighting and scenery designers are a new addition to the Eighth Edition. In addition, the entirely re-written section on sound for the theatre reflects the digital age we live and work in.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Theatrical Form/Physical Form/Scene Design
2. Scene Design and the Theatre
The Theatrical Medium/The Physical Stage and Its Auditorium/Working with the Physical Space
3. Scene Design as a Visual Art
Design and the Designer/Composition and the Elements of Design/Principles of Composition/Composition, Space and Depth/Composition and Unity/Composition and Interest
4. The Design Process
Function of Scene Design for Drama/Design and Other Theatrical Forms/How to Begin Presenting the Design Idea/Theatrical Design Outside the Theatre
5. Drafting the Design
Drafting Equipment/The Graphics of Design/Drafting Conventions/The Ground Plan/Designer's Elevations/Computer-Aided Drafting/Drafting Three-Dimensional Scenery/Planning Properties/Pictorial Drawings
6. The Scene Shop, Tools and Equipment
The Scenery Shop/Wood as Scenery Material/Woodworking Tools and Equipment/Metal as Scenery Material/Metalworking Tools and Equipment/Scenery Surfaces/Scenery Hardware
7. Building the Scenery
Types of Scenery/Soft Scenery/Framed Scenery/Three-Dimensional Scenery/Textured and Sculptured Surfaces/Mirror Surfaces
8. Color in the Design
The Language of Color/Color in Pigment/Color and Light/Color Vision/Color Sensation and Subjective Response/Color Manipulation
9. Painting Scenery
Paint and Color/The Toxicity of Paint and Dye/Painter's Elevations/Paint Procedure/Textured Surfaces/Methods of Painting/Brushes and Other Equipment/Flameproofing
10. Handling the Scenery
Factors Influencing the Handling of Scenery/Backstage Organization/Manual Running of Scenery on the Floor/Flying Scenery/Scenery on Casters/Lifts and Elevator Stages
11. Stage Properties and the Designer
Properties vs
Scenery/Selecting Properties/Making and Remaking Furniture/Fabricating and Casting Techniques/Body Armor and Mask Making/Effects Properties/Foliage/Adhesives/The Computer and Props/Sound Effects/Fire on Stage
12. Sound and Music in the Theatre
Fundamentals of Sound/Sound in the Theatre/Elements of Sound Design/The Process of Designing Sound for the Theatre
13. Sound Systems and Equipment
The Sound Systems/The Equipment/How To… Part IV: STAGE LIGHTING
14. Introduction to Stage Lighting Design
Stage Lighting/Qualities of Light/Stage Lighting and the Elements of Design/Stage Lighting and Theatrical Form/Functions of Stage Lighting/Role of the Lighting Designer/The Lighting Laboratory/Development of a Lighting Designer
15. Stage Lighting Practice: Distribution
Lighting the Actor/Angles and Direction of Light/Lighting the Acting Area/Lighting the Background
16. Color and Light
Color is Light/The Language of Color/Color Filtering/Color Interaction/Color Perception/Designing With Color/A Method of Using Color/Color Media
17. Intensity Control
The History of Dimming/Elements of Electronic Control/Types of Electronic Control/State-of-the-Art Memory Systems/Designing with Electronic Control/The Operator and Remote Control
18. Distribution Control: Lighting Instruments
Choosing the Right Instruments/The Physics of Reflection and Refraction/The Plano-Convex Spotlight/The Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlight/The Fresnel Spotlight/The PAR Fixture/Other Theatre Instruments/Care and Handling
19. Projection, Practicals, and Effects
Light as Scenery/Projection Techniques and Equipment/Practicals/Special Effects
20. Stage Lighting Practice: The Light Plot and Production
Design Decisions/The Collaborative Process/The Light Plot/Realizing the Plot
21. Stage Lighting and Electricity
Atomic Theory/Sources of Electric Current/Electric Units of Measurement/Alternating Current/Conductors and Insulators/Stage Connectors/Switches/Circuit Protection/Testing Equipment
22. Light Sources
Incandescent Lamps/Arc Light/Gaseous Discharge Lamps/Common Stage Instrument Lamps
23. Stage Lighting Practice: Design
Design Practice: The Proscenium Theatre/Design Practice: Arena Production/Design Practice: Thrust Stage Production/The Flexible Stage/Lighting for Dance
24. Lighting Design as a Profession
Lighting on Broadway/Interview with Donald Holder/Designing for the Regional Theatre/Interview with Chris Parry/Lighting for Opera/Working as a Lighting Designer/Interview with Robert Shook/Interview with Dennis Size/Interview with Ann Archbold/Interview with Tom Ruzika

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