Lighting For Theater (2nd Edition in Production)

Lighting For Theater (2nd Edition in Production)

$229.00

This hands-on primer will produce results on your stage by giving your students the skills required to light a stage evenly, establish basic moods, create some basic special effects, and troubleshoot many common problems.

  • Walks students through a step-by-step process for lighting a show, from designing and executing a basic light plot, hanging, circuiting, patching, subbing and cueing.
  • Differentiates the creative uses of various lighting instruments and control equipment.
  • Addresses Lighting Safety (wiring connectors, changing lamps, dimmer capacity, cable size for capacity, and other safety issues).
  • The upcoming 2nd edition will address Intelligent Lighting, LEDs, and Projections.

Hosts: Bob Fowler and Marti Fowler

The third program of the Practical Technical Theatre (PTT) Series, Lighting for Theater, provides a "nuts and bolts" approach to learning basic lighting concepts for live productions. Bob and Marti Fowler, co-creators of the PTT series and career theater educators with over 60 years of combined experience, lead this interactive lesson plan, taking your class step-by-step through the process of lighting a show.

Putting Basic Lighting Theory to Work

Lighting for Theater is not a theoretical treatise on different schools of lighting theory, color temperature and the like. Instead, enough theory is covered so a teacher who has limited lighting experience, along with his or her class, can design and execute a basic light plot.

Instruments and Equipment

One of the most important skills in theater lighting is the ability to determine which instruments to use in different positions in the theater to achieve desired moods and effects. Lighting for Theater teaches students how to identify and creatively use various lighting instruments and equipment, including dimmers and controllers. Students also learn how to apply basic lighting concepts such as plugging, patching, subbing and cueing. As with all programs in the Practical Technical Theatre series, safety issues are highlighted and addressed.

Light Your Stage!

By the time the teacher and students finish this program, they will have the skills required to light a stage evenly, establish basic moods, create some basic special effects, and troubleshoot many common problems. This is a hands-on primer that will produce results on your stage!

Day 1 Reasons for Using Stage Lighting

  • 3 Controllable Qualities of Light – Intensity

Day 2 3 Controllable Qualities of Light - Color

  • 3 Controllable Qualities of Light- Distribution

Day 3 Types of Lighting Instruments

  • Lighting Positions
  • Review for Written Assessment

Day 4 Review for Written Assessment

  • Written Assessment

Day 5 Basic Lighting Design

  • Doing a Hanging Plot

Day 6 Patching Schedule

  • Cueing the Show
  • Hanging, Focusing, and Gelling your Show
  • Troubleshooting Common Problems

Day 7 Review for Written Assessment

  • Written Assessment

Day 8-9 Design a light plot for a one-act play (OPTIONAL)

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:

  • a. Explain the functions and interrelated nature of scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes and make-up in creating an environment appropriate for the drama
  • b. Analyze improvised and scripted scenes for technical requirements
  • c. Develop focused ideas for the environment using visual elements (line, color, texture, space), visual principles (repetition, balance, emphasis, contrast, 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 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 make-up)
  • 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 make-up

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

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

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

Coming soon.