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Notes & Definitions - Basics Stage Lighting Functions...

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Basics Stage Lighting Functions  1. Illumination- The simple ability to see what is occurring on stage. Any lighting design  will be ineffective if the audience has to strain to see the characters; unless this is  the explicit intent. 2. Revelation of form (is the stage flat or 3D) - Altering the perception of shapes  onstage, particularly three-dimensional stage elements. In some productions, you  might want a "flat" look; in others – particularly in dance – you might want a more  sculpted look. A case could be made that revelation of form is part of composition or  mood; however, it's important enough (in some productions, at least) to be a  standalone function.  3. Focus (Where audience is to look) - Directing the audience's attention to an area of  the stage or distracting them from another 4. Mood (atmosphere) - Setting the tone of a scene. The evocation in the audience of 
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