Synopses & Reviews
In Stage Lighting Design, a leading expert guides readers through experience to knowledge, inviting them to investigate every aspect of the roles of the stage electrician and the lighting designer. Among the topics covered are choosing and using equipment; working with color; techniques for focusing; planning, testing, and executing a lighting design; lighting in the round and other staging layouts; and lighting Shakespeare, Brecht, and many other production styles. Throughout, safety points are emphasized and clearly highlighted in the text.
Assuming no previous knowledge, the author guides the reader through the various aspects involved. The text is accompanied by practical exercises to encourage exploring and trying out the concepts discussed. The emphasis is on the practical, and each exercise is followed by an analysis of expected results, lessons learnt and conclusions drawn.
Table of Contents
What is lighting design? -- The equipment we use -- The theatre layout and electrical restrictions -- The equipment in use: focusing -- Beginning to light the performer -- Colour and light -- Making it look real -- Movement in light: lighting effects and intelligent luminaires -- Mood and atmosphere -- Lighting the scenery -- Working from the text -- The production process: rigging, focusing, plotting, the director -- Lighting design examples.