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DP Stage lighting slide show

  1. 1. Lighting What you need to know
  2. 2. What is lighting used for? <ul><li>Lighting is used to create atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>To focus our attention to a particular actor, event, or area on the stage. </li></ul>REMEMBER: too much light is better than too little, so when in doubt, add more light!
  3. 3. Fading in and out <ul><li>Fading is used as a transition. </li></ul><ul><li>You can fade out slowly at the end of a performance to leave the audience thinking about it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lighting without lanterns Lighting with candles…
  5. 5. Lighting with candles <ul><li>Give atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>There is always a fire hazard </li></ul><ul><li>Extra light is needed because candles are not strong enough </li></ul><ul><li>Shining a flashlight on the actors face always gives an interesting effect </li></ul>
  6. 6. Finding your light <ul><li>Certain parts of the stage will be more lit that others </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to go to these parts </li></ul><ul><li>They may be marked on the stage </li></ul>
  7. 7. House lights <ul><li>Houselights are the lights in the auditorium, both on and off the stage </li></ul><ul><li>Turn them off when you start your production </li></ul><ul><li>If they are not on a dimmer, turn of the lights that are farthest away from the stage first </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Lanterns <ul><li>There are three main types of lanterns: </li></ul><ul><li>The profile spotlight </li></ul><ul><li>The fresnel spotlight </li></ul><ul><li>And the floodlight </li></ul>
  9. 9. The profile light <ul><li>It creates a focused beam of light </li></ul><ul><li>It has a hard, clearly defined circumference </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Fresnel spotlight <ul><li>Lights an area with a soft edge </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Floodlight <ul><li>The floodlight is used to give general lighting, by flooding the stage with light </li></ul>
  12. 12. Safety chain and ‘g’ clamp <ul><li>Used to keep the lanterns from falling </li></ul><ul><li>Never hang a lantern without them </li></ul>
  13. 13. Barn Doors <ul><li>Four metal hinged flaps </li></ul><ul><li>Used to focus light by not letting the light spill out of a certain area </li></ul>
  14. 14. Gels and Color <ul><li>You can use gels to give the light a certain color and change the atmosphere of the play </li></ul><ul><li>It is inserted into a bracket at the front of the lantern </li></ul><ul><li>If there are a lot of trees, you could use a green gel. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Gobos <ul><li>Gobos are metal cutouts used to create effects. </li></ul><ul><li>If you add bars to a gobo, it will make it look like a jail. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Special Effects <ul><li>Strobe lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Cyclorama </li></ul><ul><li>Lasers </li></ul>
  17. 17. Strobe lighting <ul><li>Gives the effect of slowing down the action </li></ul><ul><li>Very effective in fight scenes, or action packed sequences </li></ul><ul><li>You should always warn the audience if you will use strobe lighting, as it can induce epileptic fits </li></ul>
  18. 18. Cyclorama <ul><li>A large screen placed upstage where you can shine a light on. </li></ul><ul><li>It is used to represent a feeling or a place </li></ul>
  19. 19. laser <ul><li>Used to distract the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Do not let it get into someone's eyes </li></ul>
  20. 20. The control desk <ul><li>Can be computerized or manual </li></ul><ul><li>The sliding switches are used to control the strength and actions of a certain light </li></ul>Upper deck Lower deck
  21. 21. <ul><li>CROSS OVER </li></ul><ul><li>When you have two decks – upper and lower deck, this allows you to set the lower deck and then CROSS FADE using the MASTER control </li></ul><ul><li>PRESET – You can preset lights to a master preset desk – this allows you to cross fade with ease. </li></ul><ul><li>FLASH LIGHTS – This gives you instant light as long as you keep your finger on the button </li></ul>
  22. 22. let the <ul><li>PATCHING </li></ul><ul><li>A patching board (Dimmer rack) connects the lighting board with the lanterns </li></ul><ul><li>There is a on/off switch which helps prevents fuses blowing because they are too hot. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two plugs for each channel </li></ul><ul><li>Each channel on the lighting board is linked to 2 plugs on the patching board. </li></ul><ul><li>These plugs are linked to sockets where the lanterns are plugged in. </li></ul><ul><li>This allows the lighting designer to change the combination of paired lighting. </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Cue sheet <ul><li>This tells you what lights need to be used and when </li></ul>Cue # Cue Channels/levels deck 1 Jack: I never thought it was possible. ( laughs ) 1,3,4,5,7 1,3,7 at half/ 4,5 full upper 2 Exit Jack All fade to black lower
  24. 24. bibliography <ul><li>McGuire, Brian. Technical Companion to Drama . Cambridge: Pearson Publishing, 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>Images.Google.com search </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>By Sam Cohen </li></ul><ul><li>SRC productions limited </li></ul>