Theatre Notes 2 - Theatre Notes 2/3 Lighting Perhaps the...

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Theatre Notes 2/3 Lighting Perhaps the least noticeable to the audience, but hugely important to the production Greeks Began in the Am and needed sun fun for the light Outdoor ampitheatres Elizabethan (Started in the round in 1600) No ceilings Gas and candles often resulted in fire Modern Lighting instrument Basic functions of lighting Visibility of the audience Selective focus of a given moment o Darken/lighten areas o Use color in an important o Follow spot Modeling o Add contour and depth o Light vs. Shadow Mood o Subtle o Color Happy= bright warm colors Serious, cool muted colors Distribution: where is the light coming from o Side? Top? Back? Front? Low? o Shadows create a feeling Gobo- a pattern that projected on the floor for a break up of light Movement of light o Fades up o Shits focus o Blackouts give different feelings o Audience’s eyes follow the movement of the light. They look where designer wants them to look
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