14-2 Lighting and Sound

14-2 Lighting and Sound - style 5 Help to establish time...

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1 History of Lighting Design The Progression of Light… ± Originally outdoors with daylight / sun as illumination ± ± 1600’s – 1700’s move theater indoors with candles and oil lamps ± 1803 – gaslight installed in London – adds control element to lighting ± 1879 – Thomas Edison and the electric light begin the era of imaginative lighting ± Growth of the electronics industry – Better lighting and better controls ± Computer industry – revolutionizes control of lighting and expands potentials for creative application Objectives of Lighting Design 1) Provide visibility 2) Reveal shapes and forms 3) Provide a focus onstage and create visual compositions 4) Assist in creating mood and reinforcing
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Unformatted text preview: style 5) Help to establish time and place 6) Establish a rhythm of visual movement 7) Reinforce a central visual image Properties of Stage Lighting The controllable aspects of stage lighting ± Intensity – Relative brightness ± ( dimmers ) ± Color – Use gels to create colored light ± ( warm vs. cool colors ) ± Direction – the way the source is placed on or near the stage, forcing the light into a certain angle ± ( downlight / backlight / frontlight ) ± Form – Also known as texture or pattern of the light ± ( gobos ) ± Movement – Create a sense of this by shifting the audience focus by adjusting the visual composition of the stage picture ± ( crossfading )...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course THE 26.209 taught by Professor Krupp during the Spring '05 term at Bloomsburg.

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