Lighting By: Rachel Margalus
What is Lighting? � Lighting is more then just brightening up a stage › It creates the mood.
What’s it used for? � It’s used for… › Plays › Musicals › Dances › Concerts › Weddings › (sometimes churches for performances) › Ceremonies
How to make designs? � Read the Script and get your feel towards a part of the production • Once for general impressions (emotional response) ▪ Research images Another time for analysis ▪ Historical research � • Another time for cuing (looking for landmarks)
Process � Talk with the Director and compare ideas � Create a Lighting Plot � Draw plot/ diagram to show where lights need to go › The cue sheet is a list of the lights you need to put in the air.
Time for Paperwork!! Instrument schedule (each light listed by position) � Channel Hookup (each light listed by channel) � Shop Order (each thing you need to hang your plot) � Magic Sheet �
Paperwork continued! Fixtures � Dimmers � Cables � Color frames � Gobos and frames � Fog machines � Control board Every fixture and Accessory you need for the show. �
Process continued � After the paperwork comes � Hanging the show � Troubleshooting � Focus � Cue writing � Technical Rehearsal Process
Cue sheets CUE 1 Page 13 Line/action Song #1 - 9, Aeneas enter, whole cast sing joyfully in palace Description Golden look with royal reds and purples, btight happy mood 2 14 Act 2 Scene 1 Witches Cave, Song #7 - 8 Dark, empty feeling place with many large witches cast shadows, dark un seen faces and features. 3 14 Act 2 Scene 2 The Grove Songs #9 - 12 4 16 Act 3 the interior of Dido's chamber abord A Small chamber abord ship. Somewhat ship Song #13 & 14 the influence of the dark from the storm and the space. This can witches be played in front of the main act. 5 17 6 18 Act 3 the interior of the place as she turns Golden look with royal reds and purples, but away Aeneas Song #15. a much more dampened mood, as the distain Dido has is unfurled. Act 3 the interior of Dido's Grave chamber A blank grey cold look as the choice of death as she chooses to die. is made over love. A feeling of emptiness and unresolved loss. Open field feel, ligther, lush green openes, with an air of happines from the hunt, but the looming of an aproacing storm.
When designing…. � Take your time! � If you think it looks good, then it looks good! � We can always go back if the director doesn’t like something!