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Spring 2020 Lighting Program

Spring Lighting Program
Weekly Saturday Classes, 2pm-3pm
Starting January 25th, runs through June
Tuition: Complimentary

Registration required, contact Robert@OrcasCenter.org

This lighting course consists of a comprehensive discussion on the instruments we have, how they work, and what they do. We’ll also discuss the fundamentals of light and shadow, color and intensity, balance, changing focus and mood. We’ll cover how we use light to enhance the creative process, to tell a story expressing emotion, pace and intent. Cues, Plots, and Schedules are also covered along with the production process of working with directors in rehearsal and performance.

Lesson 1 and 2 – Know the stage , Know the instruments
– the students will tour the stage, and become familiar with the hanging light plot, the instruments, the parts of the instruments, how to hang an instrument, how to change a bulb, how to focus an instrument, and how to gel an instrument.

Lesson 3 and 4 – The use of light, shadow, intensity, and balance
– the student will learn the basics of lighting the stage using frontal light, side lighting, back lighting, and down light and its effects.
exercise – each student will have the opportunity to create a ‘look’ onstage using each of these elements

Lesson 5 and 6 – The use of color
– The student will understand the use of color, and the effective give use of color in a theatrical context.
– The student will observe and identify the effects of light in nature and artificial environments and understand the process of recreating these effects on stage.
exercise – The student will recreate a natural or artificial environment using light and color

Lesson 7 and 8 – The relationship between light and color and emotion.
– The student will explore the use of color and emotion and its use in a theatrical context.
exercise – each student will be given a scene from a play. Using only light – their task is to tell the story.

Lesson 9 and 10 – Developing a basic lighting design.
– Each student will be given a one act play to develop a lighting design. ( the same play )
– Each student will present a design and their concepts utilizing the ideas discussed in class and execute the design for discussion.