Introduction to Designing With Light
Why Design the lights?
Why not do a show in the sunlight?
Or under work light?
Or just in the darkness?
What value does light have?
Controllable Aspects of light
Introduction to Lighting and Sound
Instructor: Joseph Hodge
The Dos and Do nots
Theatre is a live experience for the audience and performers alike. The
audience members truly become a part of the experience.
The Design Process
The Design Process
Design is a process that leads to art.
It is a road map that takes you where you need to go.
Do not be attached to the process (Step A leads to Step B to Step C.) for
this stifles creativity.
Focus more on concept
Systems / Plots / Paper
Work / Drafting Examples
So Much Fun!
The Lighting Key
The codification of the image of light.
It is a drawing that indicates the plan angle (ground plan view) and color of
the various sources that illuminate the image of light.
Cables and Connectors
Plug it in, Plug it in
Cables are made up of 2 types of materials:
Conductors are shaped into Plugs and Receptacles.
Plug = male portion of a connecting device
Receptacle = female portion of a con
Lenses, Lamps, Reflectors,
and Lighting Instruments
Control the angle of the light beam emitted by a lighting instrument.
They refract (redirect, deflect) away from its normal path.
The amount of deflection depends on two major factors:
Intelligent fixtures/ Movers/ Air Effects
The fun things to play with
Moving Light Origin
Moving Lights were not invented for theatrical use.
Moving Lights were first used for rock concerts/tours.
This began with the band Genesis.
They rented 55 Vari-
And its effect on light
Color in the world
Color is the most noticeable element of a lighting design.
It is also the least understood and hardest part to get right (in my opinion).
We have been dealing with color since we were born (just like you
Bringing you light since 1802.
What is electricity?
Electricity is the movement of particles (electrons) between the atomic
structures of natural materials in response to pressure or force field.
Electricity is made by a coil of wire spinning