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Introduction to Stage Lighting The Fundamentals of Theatre Lighting Design

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ISBN-10: 1566080983

ISBN-13: 9781566080989

Edition: 2004

Authors: Charles I. Swift

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 161
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Tools and Terminology
Lighting Fixtures: The Lighting Designer's Paintbrush
Development of the Dramatic Arts
Tools of the Trade: Principal Electric Fixtures
How Stage Lights Work
The Housing and Plug
The Lamp
The Reflector
The Lens
Stage and Lighting Terminology
Stage Direction
Drapery and Stage Direction
Identifying Lighting Positions
Fixture Names Based on Function
Light: The Designer's Paint
The Specular Quality of Light
Lighting the Actor's Face
The Controllable Qualities of Light
Manipulating the Light
Developing the Lighting Key
Identifying the Sources
Assigning Color to the Sources
Identifying the Elements and Their Relationships
Summary of the Lighting Key and Its Applications
Assigning Intensity Levels
The Importance of Precise Intensity Control
Using Context to Establish the Overall Lighting Scheme
Shifting Focus Using Balance and Contrast
Creating Mood
The Collaborative Process
Communicating the Intent
Lighting Drawings
Lighting Paperwork
Focus: The Rush to Perfection
Acquiring Stage Time
Focus Duties
The Focus Procedure
Writing Cues
Documenting Lighting Changes for Repeatability
The Evolution of the Cues
Cuing the Show
Developments in Lighting Control
Developments in Manual Control
Autotransformers
The Patch Panel
Remote Manual Dimmer Control
Remote Computer-Based Control
Computer Consoles
Basics of the Console
Console Operations
Imparting the "Feel" of the Show to the Console
Tech Week: The Final Frontier
Tech Week Scenario
Opening Night, Photo Call, and Beyond
Glossary
Index
About the Author