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 • 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
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!