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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