Lighting Design (2nd Ed. In Production)

Lighting Design (2nd Ed. In Production)

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Lighting Design is an extension of PTT's Lighting for Theater program, and should be used in conjunction with that program. It addresses basic concepts of lighting design, and walks students through the process of designing and executing a complete light plot with many special effects.

The 2nd Edition of Lighting Design will have new sections on LEDs, Intelligent Lighting, Projections, and other advances in stage lighting technology.

Lighting Design is an extension of PTT's Lighting for Theater program, and should be used in conjunction with that program. It addresses basic concepts of lighting design, and walks students through the process of designing and executing a complete light plot with many special effects.

‚ÄčThe 2nd Edition of Lighting Design will have new sections on LEDs, Intelligent Lighting, Projections, and other advances in stage lighting technology.

  • Demonstrates how to analyze a script with "designer's eyes," and the collaborative process of working with the director and other designers.
  • Compares and contrasts common representational and presentational production styles
  • Analyzes color theory, angles of light and other design considerations.
  • Explores how to design a hanging plot, how to create instrument and patching schedules, and how to cue a show on both computerized and manual lighting controllers.

 

Day 1 Introduction to Lighting Design

  • Reasons for Using Stage Lighting
  • General Qualities of Light: Transmission, Absorption, Reflection and Refraction

Day 2 Controllable Qualities of Light: Intensity and Distribution

Day 3 Color in light

Day 4 The Design Process

Day 5 Lighting a Basic Box Set

  • The Hanging Plot, Instrument Schedule, Cue Sheets

Day 6 Designing for a Larger Theater Space

  • Hanging Plot for Richard III
  • Patching and Cueing Richard III

Day 7 Review and Written Assessment

Day 8-10 Lighting Design Project

CHAPTER INDEX, AND ALIGNMENTS TO THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR ARTS EDUCATION (PRE-2015)

National Content Standard 5 - 8:

3. Designing by developing environments for improvised and scripted scenes.

Achievement Standard:

  • b. Analyze improvised and scripted scenes for technical requirements
  • c. Develop focused ideas for the environment using visual elements (line, texture, color, space), visual principles (repetition, balance, emphasis, constrast, unity), and aural qualities (pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, expression) from traditional and nontraditional sources
  • d. Work collaboratively and safely to select and create elements of scenery, properties, lighting, and sound to signify environments, and costumes and makeup to suggest character.

National Content Standard 5 - 8:

5. Researching by using cultural and historical information to support improvised and scripted scenes.

Achievement Standard:

  • a. Apply research from print and nonprint sources to script writing, acting, design, and directing choices

National Content Standard 5 - 8:

7. Analyzing, evaluating, and constructing meanings from improvised and scripted scenes and from theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions

Achievement Standard

  • a. Describe and analyze the effect of publicity, study guides, programs, and physical environments on audience response and appreciation of dramatic performances
  • d. Describe and evaluate the perceived effectiveness of studentsÂ’ contributions (as playwrights, actors, designers and directors) to the collaborative process of developing improvised and scripted scenes

National Content Standard 5 - 8:

8. Understanding context by analyzing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in the community and in other cultures

Achievement Standard

  • b. Explain the knowledge, skills, and discipline needed to pursue careers and avocational opportunities in theatre, film, television, and electronic media
  • d. Explain how culture affects the content and production values of dramatic performances
  • e. Explain how social concepts such as cooperation, communication, collaboration, consensus, self-esteem, risk taking, sympathy, and empathy apply in theatre and daily life.

National Content Standard 9 - 12:

3. Designing and producing by conceptualizing and realizing artistic interpretations for informal or formal productions.

Achievement Standard, Proficient:

  • a. Explain the basic physical and chemical properties of the technical aspects of theatre (such as light, color, electricity, paint, and makeup)
  • b. Analyze a variety of dramatic texts from cultural and historical perspectives to determine production requirements
  • c. Develop designs that use visual and aural elements to convey environments that clearly support the text
  • d. Apply technical knowledge and skills to collaboratively and safely create functional scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

  • f. Explain how scientific and technological advances have impacted set, light, sound, and costume design and implementation for theatre, film, and electronic media productions
  • g. Collaborate with directors to develop unified production concepts that convey the metaphorical nature of the drama for informal and formal theatre, film, television, or electronic media productions
  • h. Safely construct and efficiently operate technical aspects of theatre, film, television, or electronic media productions

National Content Standard 9 - 12:

5. Researching by evaluating and synthesizing cultural and historical information to support artistic choices

Achievement Standard, Proficient:

  • a. Identify and research cultural, historical, and symbolic clues in dramatic texts, and evaluate the validity and practicality of the information to assist in making artistic choices for informal and formal productions

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

  • b. Research and describe appropriate historical production designs, techniques, and performances from various cultures to assist in making artistic choices for informal and formal theatre, film, television, or electronic media productions

National Content Standard 9 - 12:

7. Analyzing, critiquing, and constructing meanings from informal and formal theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions

Achievement Standard, Proficient:

  • Analyze and critique the whole and parts of dramatic performances, taking into account the context and constructively suggest alternative artistic choices

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

  • h. Analyze and evaluate critical comments about personal dramatic work explaining which points are the most appropriate to inform further development of the work

National Content Standard 9 - 12:

8. Understanding content by analyzing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in the past and presents

Achievement Standard, Proficient:

  • b. Identify and compare the lives, works, and influence of representative theatre artists in various cultures and historical periods

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

  • g. Analyze the development of dramatic forms, production practices, and theatrical traditions across cultures and historical periods and explain influences on contemporary theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions

CHAPTER INDEX, AND ALIGNMENTS TO THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR ARTS EDUCATION (2015 - PRESENT)

Practical Technical Theatre Lighting DesignAlignments to the National Core Arts Theatre Standards

 

TH: Cr1.1.5

B. Propose design ideas that support the story and given circumstances in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr1.1.6

B. Identify solutions to design challenges in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr1.1.7

B. Explain and present solutions to design challenges in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr1.1.8

B. Imagine and explore solutions to design challenges of a performance space in a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Proficient TH: Cr1.1. I

B. Explore the impact of technology on design choices in a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Cr1.1. II

B. Understand and apply technology to design solutions for a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Advanced TH: Cr1.1. III

B. Create a complete design for a drama/theatre work that incorporates all elements of technology.

 

TH: Cr2.1.5

B. Participate in defined responsibilities required to present a drama/theatre work informally to an audience.

 

TH: Cr2.1.6

B. Contribute ideas and accept and incorporate the ideas of others in preparing or devising drama/theatre work.

 

 

TH: Cr2.1.7

B. Demonstrate mutual respect for self and others and their roles in preparing or devising drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr2.1. 8

B. Share leadership and responsibilities to develop collaborative goals when preparing or devising drama/theatre work.

 

HS Proficient TH: Cr2. 1. I

B. Investigate the collaborative nature of the actor, director, playwright and designers and explore their interdependent roles in drama/theatre work.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Cr2.1. II

B. Cooperate as a creative team to make interpretive choices for a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Advanced TH: Cr2.1. III

B. Collaborate as a creative team to discover artistic solutions and make interpretive choices in a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr3.1.5

C. Create innovative solutions to design and technical problems that arise in rehearsal for a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr3.1.6

C. Explore a planned technical design during the rehearsal process for a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr3.1.7

C. Consider multiple planned technical design elements during the rehearsal process for a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr3.1.8

C. Implement and refine a planned technical design using simple technology during the rehearsal process for devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

HS Proficient TH: Cr3.1. I

C. Refine technical design choices to support the story and emotional impact of a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Cr3.1. II

C. Re-imagine and revise technical design choices during the course of a rehearsal process to enhance the story and emotional impact of a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

HS Advanced TH: Cr3.1. III

C. Apply a high level of technical proficiencies to the rehearsal process to support the story and emotional impact of a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Pr5.1.5

B. Demonstrate the use of technical elements in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Pr5.1.6

B. Articulate how technical elements are integrated into a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Pr5.1.7

B. Choose a variety of technical elements that can be applied to a design in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Pr5.1.8

B. Use a variety of technical elements to create a design for a rehearsal or drama/theatre production.

HS Proficient TH: Pr5.1. I

B. Use researched technical elements to increase the impact of design for a drama/theatre production.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Pr5. 1. II

B. Apply technical elements and research to create a design that communicates the concept of a drama/theatre production.

 

HS Advanced TH: Pr5.1. III

B. Explain and justify the selection of technical elements used to build a design that communicates the concept of a drama/theatre production.

 

TH: Pr6.1.5

A. Present a drama/theatre work informally to an audience.

 

TH: Pr6.1.6

A. Adapt a drama/theatre work and present it informally for an audience.

 

TH: Pr6.1.7

A. Participate in rehearsals for a drama/theatre work that will be shared with an audience.

 

TH: Pr6.1.8

A. Perform a rehearsed drama/theatre work for an audience.

 

 

HS Proficient TH: Pr6.1. I

A. Perform a scripted drama/theatre work for a specific audience.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Pr6.1. II

A. Present a drama/theatre work using creative processes that shape the production for a specific audience.

 

HS Advanced TH: Pr6.1. III

 

A. Present a drama/theatre production for a specific audience that employs research and analysis grounded in the creative perspectives of the playwright, director, designer, and dramaturg.

 

TH: Re9.1.5 

B. Assess how technical elements represent the theme of a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Re9.1.6

B. Apply production elements used in a drama/theatre work to assess aesthetic choices.

 

TH:Re9.1.7

B. Consider the aesthetics of the production elements in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Re9.1.8

B. Apply the production elements used in a drama/theatre work to assess aesthetic choices.

 

HS Proficient TH: Re9.1. I

B. Consider the aesthetics of the production elements in a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Re9.1. II

B. Construct meaning in a drama/theatre work, considering personal aesthetics and knowledge of production elements while respecting others’ interpretations.

 

HS Advanced TH: Re9.1. III

B. Analyze and evaluate varied aesthetic interpretations of production elements for the same drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cn11.2.5

B. Identify historical sources that explain drama/theatre terminology and conventions.

 

TH: Cn11.2.6

B. Investigate the time period and place of a drama/theatre work to better understand performance and design choices.

 

 

 

TH: Cn11.2.7

B. Examine artifacts from a time period and geographic location to better understand performance and design choices in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cn11.2.8

B. Identify and use artifacts from a time period and place to develop performance and design choices in a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Proficient TH: Cn11.2. I

B. Use basic theatre research methods to better understand the social and cultural background of a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Cn11.2. II

B. Explore how personal beliefs and biases can affect the interpretation of research data applied in drama/theatre work.

 

HS Advanced TH: Cn11.2. III

B. Present and support an opinion about the social, cultural, and historical understanding of a drama/theatre work, based on critical research.