Designing with Light / Edition 5

Designing with Light / Edition 5

by J. Michael Gillette
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073514152

ISBN-13: 9780073514154

Pub. Date: 01/09/2007

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This comprehensive survey of the practical and aesthetic aspects of basic stage lighting design treats its subject as an art closely integrated with that of the director, actor, and playwright, and as a craft that provides practical solutions for the manipulation of stage space. An eight-page color section provides a discussion of the practical applications of

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This comprehensive survey of the practical and aesthetic aspects of basic stage lighting design treats its subject as an art closely integrated with that of the director, actor, and playwright, and as a craft that provides practical solutions for the manipulation of stage space. An eight-page color section provides a discussion of the practical applications of color theory as well as an analysis of the color choices for the lighting design of an actual production. Numerous illustrations of technical tools, equipment, and exemplary play designs visualize designing with light for students

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073514154
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/09/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Designing with Light
Design Characteristic of Light
Light and Perception
Controllable Qualities of Light
Functions of Stage Lighting
Psychological Effects of Light

2. Lighting Production Team: Organization and Responsibilities
Lighting Designer
Assistant Lighting Designer
Master Electrician
Electricians
Production Design Team

3. Electrical Theory and Practice
Electricity—What Is It?
Electricity at Work

4. Lenses, Lamps, and Lighting Instruments
Lenses
Lamps
Lighting Instruments
Specialty Equipment

5. Cables and Connectors
Electrical Cable for Stage Use
Circuiting

6. Intensity Control
Dimmers
Control Consoles

7. Projections
Lensless Projectors
Lens Projectors
Projection Screens
Slide Preparation
Other Projectors
General Projection Techniques and Hints

8. Practicals and Effects
Lighting Fixtures
Gas Lamps
Candles
Lanterns
Torches
Fire Effects
Moon Effects
Star Effects
Lightning
Explosions and Flashes
Water Effects

9. Color
Defining Color
Seeing Color
Color Mixing
The Practical Application of Colored Light in the Theatre

10. Advanced Technology Instruments
Moving Light Fixtures
Fog and Haze
Stage Scaffolding
Previsualization Software

11. The Design Process
Commitment
Analysis
Research
Incubation
Selection
Implementation
Evaluation

12. The Image of Light
Script Analysis
Analysis of the Image of Light

13. The Lighting Key
Modeling with Light
Creating the Lighting Key

14. Using the Lighting Key to Draw the Light Plot
Acting and Lighting Areas
Using the Lighting Key to Draw the Light Plot
Layering
Designing Lighting Keys for Thrust and Arena Stages

15. Drafting for Lighting Design
Graphic Standards for Lighting Design
Drafting the Plot

16. Design Examples
Designing for Theatre Type
Designing for Theatrical Form

17. Rehearsal and Performance Procedures
Organizational Tools
Rehearsals

18. An Introduction to Lighting for Film and Video
Glossary
Index

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