Lighting Observation #7

1) DATE-TIME-LOCATION: May 7th, 5pm, Lowe’s raceway

2) OBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: At the movies, its a blackout right after a climactic point in the movie, and theres a cellphone lighting up two rows in front of me.

3) SUBJECTIVE DESCRIPTION: There’s just been a major fight, the villain defeated, i’m ready for the next scene, but a light catches my eye. No, not a light on the big screen, a small screen two rows ahead is blinding me. Distracting, rude, obnoxious. I just want to watch this movie, but now its dark and all I see is the blinding light from the tiny phone.

Virtual Light Lab Project

I chose my inspiration picture as it has an interesting contrast of the orange and the purple.  It has the feeling of Fall in that it has romantic warm colors, and the way the woman is lit is similar to the background but with less harsh warms and a light cool to make her look more real.  The lighting has a richer version of purple than the inspiration as it better exemplifies the rich feeling of Fall.

Model:

  • AP2190 Full

37-degree elevation angle

15 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

Direct sidelight to model

  • G290 Full

54-degree elevation angle

Direct backlight

17 feet above the deck

Centered on model

8 feet downstage of model

  • G855 60%

37-degree elevation angle

15 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

Direct sidelight to model

  • AP3250 67%

37-degree elevation angle

56-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

8 feet downstage of model

Backdrop

  • Top

R385 Full

AP2190 47%

  • Bottom

L158 40%

R2001 Full

R2003 17%

Springtime is a very romantic time of year, so the colors I found in this image of a Spring sunrise on Long Island fit that idea perfectly.  The subtle pink melding in the bluish sky gives off an impression of warmth that isn’t overpowering.  The sweetness of the lighting evokes the romantic time of springtime along with the bright energy of the emerging morning.

Model

  • L130 39%

23-degree elevation angle

56-degree side angle

12 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • G720 52%

43-degree elevation angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

Direct sidelight to model

  • AP7300 45%

42-degree elevation angle

48-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

  • AP7900 69%

54-degree elevation angle

Direct backlight

17 feet above the deck

Centered on model

8 feet downstage of model

  • G870 29%

42-degree elevation angle

48-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

9 feet stage left of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • AP7800 66%

37-degree elevation angle

15 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

Direct sidelight to model

 

Backdrop

  • Top

AP2140 91%

AP2090 Full

  • Bottom

AP7670 59%

AP2220

A hot summer day in New England means there are no clouds in the sky and everything is too bright.  The harshness of the day is reflected in the far too bright sky, and the lighting itself makes you want to be wearing sunglasses.

Model

  • L013 29%

37-degree elevation angle

15 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

Direct sidelight to model

  • G720 63%

52-degree elevation angle

21-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

3 feet stage left of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • G820 31%

42-degree elevation angle

48-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

9 feet stage left of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • G870 65%

29-degree elevation angle

37-degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

16 feet downstage of model

 

Backdrop

  • Top

G785 84%

AP2090 27%

  • Bottom

G515 Full

G720 Full

An afternoon in the Winter of Alaska consists of a dark blue sky with an orange tint of the sun reflecting off the land.  It’s almost a sunset but the sun doesn’t alter the sky yet and simply adds a glow to the land.

Models

  • AP7330 58%

29-degre elevation angle

37 degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

16 feet downstage of model

  • AP620 16%

32 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

15 feet above the deck

12 fet stage right of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • AP4830 79%

37 degree elevation angle

56 degree side angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

8 feet downstage of model

  • AP4500 50%

43 degree elevation angle

17 feet above the deck 12 feet stage right of model

direct sidelight to model

  • AP7350 79%

43 degree elevation angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

direct sidelight to model

 

Backdrop

  • Top

AP7570 14%

AP2090 86%

  • Bottom

AP7330 31%

AP4800 68%

Four Seasons VLL

 

Fall Sunset in Hawaii

  • Backdrop Colors: G990 @ Full, G345 @ 75%, G133 @ 50%
    • AP7630 backlight 50% intensity:  37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle, stage right of model

 

  • AP7250 backlight 50% intensity: 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree back angle, stage left of model
  • AP7400 front light 50% intensity: 54 degree elevation, 75% intensity

I chose this inspiration because when I think of Hawaii I think of bright colors and a warm sun, and this image captures exactly that. The purple and the orange are colors you don’t generally see together, however in a sunset they become increasingly more beautiful and compliment each other wonderfully.

 

Spring Sunrise on Long Island

Backdrop Colors: Bottom: G335 @ 75% and G450 @ 50%  Top: G813 @ 100%

 

  • RE022 sidelight 25% intensity: -19 degree elevation, 56 degree side angle, stage right of the model
  • RE102 sidelight 75% intensity: 56 degree side angle, 0 degree elevation, stage right of model

 

  • AP2790 sidelight 75% intensity: -23 degree elevation angle, stage right of model

I chose this picture as my inspiration because no matter what time of year it is, sunrise is always the coolest part of the day. The sun just peeking over the water in contrast with the cool blue sky gives it just a little bit of a chilly feeling, but the sunlight is sort of warm and has a home-y feel to it.

 

Summer Noon in New England

    • Backdrop Gels: Top- G740 @100% Bottom- L750 @100%

 

  • R4530 front light @ 75%: 54 degree elevation angle with gobo template
  • RE130 side light @ 75%: 21 degree side angle stage right of models, 52 degree elevation angle
  • RE130 side light @ 50%: 21 degree side angle stage left of models, 52 degree elevation angle

 

I chose this photo because summer to me is clear skies and boat rides, and New England is the perfect place to do that. This picture captures the essence of summer in a perfect way. You can tell that its warm, but also breezy. Its very relaxing.

 

Winter Afternoon in Alaska

 

  • Backdrop gels: Top- G785 @ 100% Bottom- G109 @ 100%
  • AP3300 side light @ 50% intensity: 48 degree elevation, 37 degree side angle, stage left of the models
  • G360 side light @ 75% intensity: 37 degree elevation, 56 degree side angle, stage left of the models

 

  • AP2310 side light @ 75% intensity: 23 degree elevation, 56 degree side angle, stage left of the models

I chose this picture because Alaska’s afternoons especially in winter, can be very dark. So even though this photo was taken in the afternoon, it looks like its a few mere hours away from dusk. It makes the air feel cold and frigid, unwelcoming almost, and yet it seems to be very playful and enjoyable with how the sun’s rays bounce off the snow.

Four Seasons

Winter Afternoon in Alaska

This picture was taken at 2:30 pm in Alaska, the sun already beginning to set. I chose this picture because of the bright blue light on the snow, and the warm sunlight peaking over the mountains.

Backdrop Lights:

  • Top L344 72%, L281 15%, L366 45%, L363 46%
  • Floor L442 20%, L705 29%, L713 29%

Model Lights:

  • G948 41%, 0 degree elevation angle, 6 ft above the deck, 12 ft stage right of model, direct sidelight to model, 12 ft throw
  • AP2200 31%, 23 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle, 12 ft above the deck, 12 ft stage right of model, 8 ft downstage of model, 16 ft throw
  • AP2000 FULL, 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree side angle, 17 ft above the deck, 9 ft stage right of model, 8 ft downstage of model, 16 ft throw
  • AP3250 60%, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle, 17 ft above the deck, 6 ft stage right of model, 8 ft downstage of model, 15 ft throw
  • AP3700 46%, 54 degree elevation angle, direct backlight, 17 ft above the deck, centered on model, 8 ft upstage model, 14 ft throw

Fall Sunset in Hawaii

This picture has brilliant dark red light, which makes it look like the sky is on fire. This is a very intense sunset.

Backdrop lights:
Top AP8250 41%, AP7770 21%, AP6500 52%, BLUE 22%
Floor L707 11%, G103 22%, AP8350 56%

Model lights:

  • AP7770 61%, 0 degree elevation angle, 6 ft above the deck, 12 ft stage right of model, direct sidelight to model, 12 ft throw
  • L105 31%, 17 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle, 12 ft above the deck, 12 ft stage right of model, 16 ft downstage of model, 21 ft throw
  • AP2110 36%, 90 degree elevation angle, 17 ft above the deck, centered on model, direct downlight on model, 11 ft throw
  • G320 44%, 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle, 17 ft above the deck, 3 ft stage left of model, 8 ft downstage of model, 14 ft throw
  • AP7670 57%, 27 degree elevation angle, 12 ft above the deck, 12 ft stage left of model, direct sidelight to model, 13 ft throw

Spring Sunrise on Long Island

This is a vibrant sunrise at the Blue Point dock, with pale pink light reflecting on the water. “Red sky at morning, sailor take warning.”

Backdrop lights:

  • Top AP7670 35%, R4890 52%, L735 53%, RE079 52%
  • Floor L793 48%, G420 53%, G315 44%, G855 39%

Model lights:

  • L201 67%, 27 degree elevation angle, 12 ft above the deck, 12 ft stage left of model, Direct sidelight to model, 13 foot throw
  • L052 20%, 0 degree elevation angle, 6 ft above the deck, 12 ft stage left of model, direct sidelight to model, 12 ft throw
  • L224 81%, 52 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle, 17 ft above the deck, 3 ft stage right of model, 8 ft downstage of model, 14 ft throw
  • G870 74%, 23 degree elevation angle, 1 ft above the deck, 12 ft stage right of model, direct sidelight to model, 13 ft throw

Noon on a Hot Summer Day in New England

There’s nothing I look forward to more than the hot summer days approaching. This is a place near my home, I spend most of my summer here sitting in the shade of the trees to avoid getting sunburnt.

Backdrop Lights:

  • Top LHT116 46%, LHT195 49%, L724 25%, L764 66%
  • Floor R2003 32%, R90 29%, R395 20%, L763 35%

Model Lights:

  • R3408 FULL with template, 48 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle, 17 ft above the deck, 6 ft stage right of model, 8 ft downstage of model, 15 ft throw
  • G720 50%, 43 degree elevation angle, 17 ft above the deck, 12 ft stage right of model, direct sidelight to model, 16 ft throw
  • AP8445 29%, 42 degree elevation angle, 48 degree side angle, 17 ft above the deck, 9 ft stage right of model, 8 ft downstage of model, 16 ft throw
  • AP2140 33%, 75 degree elevation angle, 17 ft above the deck, 3 ft stage right of model, direct sidelight to model, 11 ft throw
  • AP 2140 13%, 14 degree elevation angle direct back light, 10 ft above the deck, centered on model, 16 ft downstage of model, 16 ft throw
  • AP4800 61%, 31 degree elevation angle, 29 degree side angle, 17 feet above the deck. 9 ft stage left of model, 16 ft downstage of model, 21 ft throw
  • AP6400 21%, 24 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle, 15 ft above the deck, 12 ft stage left of model, 16 ft downstage of model, 22 ft throw

The Four Seasons

  1. Fall Sunset in Hawaii

I chose this picture because i like how it only had orange and yellow tones, and that it is only through black silhouettes that objects in the picture are defined.

Left of Model

Light used:

Gel: L768

Intensity: 50%

Angle: Elevation: 32 degrees, Side Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage

Light used:

Gel: AP2330

Intensity:  40%

Angle: Elevation: 23 degrees, Side Angle:  56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage

Light used:

Gel: L789

Intensity: 100%

Angle: Elevation: 0 degrees, Side Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage

Light used:

Gel: L789

Intensity: 90%

Angle: Elevation: -23 degrees, Side Angle: 0 degrees

In relation to Model: direct sidelight

Light used:

Gel: L789

Intensity: 70%

Angle: Elevation: 0 degrees, Side Angle: 0 degrees

In relation to Model: direct sidelight

Light used:

Gel: L789

Intensity: 91%

Angle: Elevation: 27 degrees, Side Angle: 0 degrees

In relation to Model: Direct sidelight

Light used:

Gel: L778, with Gobo

Intensity: 96%

Angle: Elevation: 43 degrees, Side Angle: 0 degrees

In relation to Model: Direct Sidelight

Light used:

Gel: R59

Intensity: 100%

Angle: Elevation: 37 degrees, Back Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ upstage

Light used:

Gel: L746

Intensity: 100%

Angle: Elevation: 23 degrees, back Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ upstage

Light used:

Gel: L789

Intensity: 100%

Angle: Elevation: 0 degrees, Back Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ upstage

Light used:

Gel: R59

Intensity: 100%

Angle: Elevation: -19 degrees, Back Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ upstage

Center

Light used:

Gel: L707

Intensity: 100%

Angle: Elevation: 42 degrees, Back Angle: 48 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ upstage

Light used:

Gel: G888

Intensity: 100%

Angle: Elevation: 54 degrees, Back Angle: 0 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ upstage, centered on model

Right of Model

Light used:

Gel: AP2330

Intensity: 30%

Angle: Elevation: 37 degrees, Side Angle: 0 degrees

In relation to Model: Direct sidelight

Backdrop: 

Top: NC 10% L768 100%

Bottom: L746 50% L781 60%

 

2. Spring Sunrise on Long Island

I chose this photo because i like the colours of the sun rising cutting across the horizon. I found it interesting how the main range in colour is only in the center of the photo and radiates out from the center horizontally.

Left of Model:

Light used:

Gel: P35401

Intensity: 50%

Angle: Elevation: 0 degrees, Side Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage of model

Light used:

Gel: P35900

Intensity: 50%

Angle: Elevation: 23 degrees, Side Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage

Light used:

Gel: L195

Intensity:100%

Angle: Elevation: 37 degrees, Side Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage

Light used:

Gel: P35200

Intensity: 70%

Angle: Elevation: 0 degrees, Side Angle: 0 degrees

In relation to Model: Direct side light

Center

Light used:

Gel: L020

Intensity: 30%

Angle: Elevation: -37 degrees, Direct Backlight

In relation to Model: 8′ Downstage floor light

Light used:

Gel: L027

Intensity: 70%

Angle: Elevation: -31 degrees, Side Angle: 37 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ down stage of mode floor light

Right of Model

Light used:

Gel: L036

Intensity: 50%

Angle: Elevation: -23 degrees, Side Angle: 0 degrees

In relation to Model: Direct sidelight

Light used:

Gel: L027

Intensity:100%

Angle: Elevation: 0 degrees, Side Angle: 0 degrees

In relation to Model: direct sidelight

Light used:

Gel: L027

Intensity: 100%

Angle: Elevation: 27 degrees, Side Angle: 0 degrees

In relation to Model: Direct sidelight

Light used:

Gel: L025

Intensity: 50%

Angle: Elevation: 37 degrees, Side Angle: 0 degrees

In relation to Model: Direct Sidelight

Light used:

Gel: L036

Intensity: 100%

Angle: Elevation: 0 degrees, Side Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage of model

Backdrop: 

Top: L709 100%

Bottom: AP2110 50% AP3000 25%

 

3. Summer at Noon on a hot day in New England

 

I chose this image because i liked the crisp blue in the sky, and the contrasting bright sand. Although the sand is more plain, the bright colour of it and the way it almost glows signifies the heat for me in this picture.

Left of Model

Light used:

Gel: AP5400

Intensity: 50%

Angle: Elevation: -19 degrees, Side Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage

Light used:

Gel: NC 40%

Intensity: 40%

Angle: Elevation: -19 degrees, Back Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ upstage

Light used:

Gel: AP6150

Intensity: 40%

Angle: Elevation: 27 degrees, Side Angle: 0 degrees

In relation to Model: Direct sidelight

Light used:

Gel: AP1650

Intensity: 40%

Angle: Elevation: 32 degrees, Side Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ upstage

Center

Light used:

Gel: AP7100

Intensity: 50%

Angle: Elevation: 52 degrees, Side Angle: 21 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage, 3′ stage right

Light used:

Gel: AP7100

Intensity: 50%

Angle: Elevation: 52 degrees, Side Angle: 21 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage, 3′ stage left

Right of Model

Light used:

Gel: NC

Intensity: 40%

Angle: Elevation: -19 degrees, back Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ upstage

Light used:

Gel: AP7250

Intensity: 40%

Angle: Elevation: 27 degrees, Side Angle: 0 degrees

In relation to Model: Direct sidelight

Light used:

Gel: AP5300

Intensity: 50%

Angle: Elevation: -19 degrees, Side Angle: 53 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage

Light used:

Gel: AP7300

Intensity: 100%

Angle: Elevation: 32 degrees, Side Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage

Backdrop

Top: AP2180 40% AP3300 40% AP2090 90%

Bottom: L206 75% AP1950 10%

4. Winter Afternoon in Alaska

I chose this photo because i loved the stark whit sun star against the deep blue sky. I also enjoyed that the tips of the star start to turn slightly orange and thought this effect would b fun to play with.

Left of Model

Light used:

Gel: AP7200

Intensity: 100%

Angle: Elevation: -19 degrees, back Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ upstage

Light used:

Gel: NC

Intensity: 30%

Angle: Elevation: 0 degrees, Side Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage

Light used:

Gel: G525

Intensity: 10%

Angle: Elevation: 23 degrees, Side Angle:  56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage

Light used:

Gel: AP7200

Intensity: 100%

Angle: Elevation: 23 degrees, Back Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ upstage

Center

Light used:

Gel: AP6150

Intensity: 40%

Angle: Elevation: 54 degrees

In relation to Model: Direct backlight, 8′ downstage of model centered on model 17′ above deck

Light used:

Gel: G363

Intensity: 70%

Angle: Elevation: -37 degrees,

In relation to Model: Direct backlight, 8′ downstage of model, centered on model o’ above deck

Right of Model

Light used:

Gel: AP7200

Intensity: 100%

Angle: Elevation: 23 degrees, Back Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ upstage

Light used:

Gel: AP7200

Intensity: 100%

Angle: Elevation: -19 degrees, Back Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ upstage

Light used:

Gel: NC

Intensity: 30%

Angle: Elevation: 0 degrees, Side Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage

Light used:

Gel: G525

Intensity: 20%

Angle: Elevation: 23 degrees, Side Angle: 56 degrees

In relation to Model: 8′ downstage

Model
RE354 50%
P34055 25%
No color full direct top
RE443 50%
Backdrop
top
No color 50 %
Blue Full
Cyan 25%
Bottom
No color full
Blue 25%

 

Model 
Ap5300 75% 
p35055 
no color full 
RE5454 25%
AP2190 75%
AP1950 25%
Back drop 
top 
No color 50%
Ap2190 full 
Yellow full 
Ap1950 50%
Bottom 
Red 25%
Green 50%
blue 25%

Model
ap4350 25%
ap4850 25%
ap3000 25%
No color full
Ap7330 full
ap2190 full
Back drop
top
No color 50%
Red full
yellow full
cyan 50%
Bottom
red 25%
Green 50%
Blue 75%

model
ap 3800 25%
ap2140 75%
direct top light
Yellow full
top SL
ap1800
full
red full
yellow full
Backdrop
top red full
Green 50%
Bottom ap1800 full

Four Seasons

Fall Sunset Hawaii

I chose this photo to represent a fall sunset in Hawaii because out of all the sunsets that pictures have captured in Hawaii, this picture seems the least intense of them all. I feel like fall in Hawaii is still intense and colorful but almost muted in a way.

Model:

27 degree elevation angle

12 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

13 foot throw

27 degree elevation angle

12 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

13 foot throw

Backdrop:

top- AP7750 full L653 50%

bottom- AP2190 full AP7750 full

Long Island Spring Sunrise

I chose this picture for a Long Island spring sunrise because you can see that theres a hint of growth in the vegetation that has assembled at the bottom of the grass, however it still looks frigid and cold.

Model:

43 degree elevation angle

17 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of the model

16 foot throw

27 degree elevation angle

12 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of the model

13 foot throw

Backdrop:

top- L701 full  L724 75%

bottom- L794 full

New England Hot Summer Day

I chose this picture for a New England hot day at noon because on a hot day in New England everyone goes to the beach. This is a beach on Cape Cod so you know it is hot.

Model:

27 degree elevation angle

12 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

13 foot throw

54 degree elevation angle

17 feet above the deck

8 feet downstage of model

14 foot throw

27 degree elevation angle

12 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

13 foot throw

-37 degree elevation angle

0 feet above the deck

8 feet down stage of model

10 foot throw

Backdrop:

top- LHT118 full NC 25%

bottom- NC 25% AP3400 full LHT061 full

Winter Afternoon Alaska

I chose this picture for my Alaska winter afternoon because I felt it captured the beauty of Alaska with the mountains and that they gave me a really nice shadow to work with when creating the lighting.

Model:

G830 full

27 degree elevation angle

12 feet above the deck

12 feet stage right of model

13 foot throw

G880 75%

54 degree elevation angle

17 feet above the deck

8 feet downstage of model

14 foot throw

G830 full

27 degree elevation angle

12 feet above the deck

12 feet stage left of model

13 foot throw

Backdrop:

top- L256 full R163 full

bottom- NC 25% LHT197 full

Four Seasons Project

Fall Sunset in Hawaii

Backdrop:

  Gel Color Intensity
Top R383 (Sapphire Blue) 50%
Top R358 (Rose Indigo) 75%
Top R59 (Indigo) 25%
Bottom R33 (No Color Pink) 25%
Bottom R25 (Orange Red) 75%
Bottom R358 (Rose Indigo) 25%
Bottom R24 (Scarlet) FULL

Model:

Type Elevation Angle Horizontal Angle Gel Color Intensity
Front 31° 29° SR R59 (Indigo) 25%
Front 35° R59 (Indigo) 25%
Front 31° 29° SL R59 (Indigo) 25%
Front 54° R07 (Pale Yellow) 25%
Back -19° 56° SR R343 (Neon Pink) FULL
Back 56° SR R23 (Orange) 75%
Back 32° 56° SR R358 (Rose Indigo) FULL
Back 48° 37° SR R383 (Sapphire Blue) 50%
Back 52° 21° SR R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Back -19° 56° SL R343 (Neon Pink) FULL
Back 56° SL R23 (Orange) 75%
Back 32° 56° SL R358 (Rose Indigo) FULL
Back 48° 37° SL R383 (Sapphire Blue) 50%
Back 52° 21° SL R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Side -23° 0° SR R07 (Pale Yellow) 25%
Side -23° 0° SL R07 (Pale Yellow) 25%

For a Fall Hawaii sunset, I created a romantic scene, with the sky light up in pinks and purples. The couple dancing is primarily light by backlight and sidelight in the same colors as the backdrop to create a silhouette effect.

Spring Sunset on Long Island

Backdrop:

  Gel Color Intensity
Top R67 (Light Sky Blue) 50%
Top R383 (Sapphire Blue) FULL
Bottom R25 (Orange Red) FULL
Bottom R14 (Medium Straw) 60%
Bottom R23 (Orange) 75%

Model:

Type Elevation Angle Horizontal Angle Gel Color Intensity
Side -23° 0° SR NC 50%
Side 0° SR R14 (Medium Straw) 25%
Side 27° 0° SR R14 (Medium Straw) 50%
Side 0° SL R383 (Sapphire Blue) 50%
Back -19° 56° SR R316 (Gallo Gold) FULL
Back 56° SR R14 (Medium Straw) 25%
Back 23° 56° SR R337 (True Pink) FULL
Back 56° SL R383 (Sapphire Blue) FULL

To create the illusion of a peaceful sunrise, I used white, yellow, light pink, and light orange light coming from stage right and illuminating the front part of the model’s body. I also lit the back part of her body with dark blue light, creating depth and highlighting the colors used on the backdrop. Because the sun would hypothetically be low in the sky, I did not use any light above her head.

Noon on a hot summer day in New England

Backdrop:

Top Gel Color Intensity
Top R67 (Light Sky Blue) FULL
Top R19 (Fire) 25%
Bottom R67 (Light Sky Blue) 75%
Bottom R19 (Fire) 10%
Bottom NC 50%

Model:

Type Elevation Angle Horizontal Angle Gel Color Intensity
Front 31° 29° SR R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Front 33° 21° SR R70 (Nile Blue) 25%
Front 33° 21° SL R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Front 31° 29° SL R70 (Nile Blue) 25%
Front 52° 21° SR R70 (Nile Blue) 50%
Front 52° 21° SR R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Front 90° NC FULL
Back 52° 21° SR R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Back 54° NC 25%
Back 52° 21° SL R70 (Nile Blue) 50%
Side 27° 0° SR R70 (Nile Blue) 25%
Side 37° 0° SR NC 50%
Side 43° 0° SR R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Side 75° 0° SR NC FULL
Side 75° 0° SL NC FULL
Side 43° 0° SL R01 (Light Bastard Amber) 25%
Side 37° 0° SL NC 50%
Side 27° 0° SL R70 (Nile Blue) 25%

This light depicts a very bright midday sun with bright lights directly overhead the model, a blue sky, and front/side/back light in white, warm, and cool colors that simulate sunlight from all around.

Winter Afternoon in Alaska

Backdrop:

  Gel Color Intensity
Top R65 (Daylight Blue) 17%
Top R386 (Leaf Green) 25%
Top R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 75%
Top NC 25%
Bottom R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 75%

Model:

Type Elevation Angle Horizontal Angle Gel Color Intensity Template
Front 29° 37° SR R96 (Lime) 4%  
Front 53° R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Front 29° 37° SL R96 (Lime) 4%  
Front 14° R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Front 54° NC 50% Yes
Front 90° R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Front -37° R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 20%  
Side 0° SR R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 20%  
Side 43° 0° SR R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Side 43° 0° SL R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Side 0° SL R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 20%  
Back 23° 56° SR R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 20%  
Back 54° R4330 (CalColor 30 Cyan) 20%  
Back 23° 56° SL R4315 (CalColor 15 Cyan) 20%  

I chose a hazy, snowy sky as the sun is beginning to set for the afternoon, so I lit the backdrop with a very light gray/green/blue to establish a dark, dismal mood. I chose the model that had two people in a position that seemed to me to imply tension to further accentuate this. I lit them very dimly, with similar blue and green colors from all directions and added a gobo to create the look of shadows from falling snow.

 

Four Seasons Light Lab

  1. Fall Sunset in Hawaii

I chose this picture and the lights I did because I really like the purples and dark reds, and oranges that are made up in the sunset in Hawaii. I’ve never gotten to experience a sunset that has purple or creates purple and it really made me want to be right there.

  • Light Used:
    • Gel: P35600
    • Intensity: Full
    • Angle/Type: -37 degree elevation angle, direct back light
    • In relation to model: Centered on model, 8’ downstage of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: R347
    • Intensity: 50%
    • Angle/Type: 24 degree elevation, 37 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 12’ SL of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: AP3180
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 13 degree elevation, 21 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 6’ SL of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: No color
    • Intensity: 25%
    • Angle/Type: 54 degree elevation, direct back light
    • In relation to model: centered on model, 8’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: G270
    • Intensity: 50%
    • Angle/Type: 13 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 6’ SR of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: 67/95
    • Intensity: 60%
    • Angle/Type: 24 degree Elevation, 37 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 12’ SR of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Backdrop:
    • Top: G290 Full, AP3180 20%,
    • Bottom: G280 20%, G980 50%

 

  1. Spring Sunrise on Long Island

I chose this picture because I really liked the contrast between the yellow and the blue and the way they blended together so seamlessly. I tried to incorporate that into the way that the model is lit.

  • Light Used:
    • Gel: AP6900
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 37 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SL of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: R321
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 13 degree elevation, 21 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 6’ SL of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: G870
    • Intensity: Full
    • Angle/Type: 37 degree elevation, direct sidlight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SR of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: R384
    • Intensity: 50%
    • Angle/Type: 0 degree elevation, direct sidelight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SR of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: RE008
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: -31 degree elevation, 37 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 6’ SR of model, 8’ downstage of model
  • Backdrop:
  • Top: L104 75%, L716 25%,
  • Bottom: G848 75%

 

  1. Noon on a hot Summer day in New England

I chose this because I really liked the warmth that these colors provided me event though they are cool colors. There may be a lot of blue and white but the brightness of it makes me feel warm just looking at it.

  • Light Used:
    • Gel: 0/13
    • Intensity: 25%
    • Angle/Type: 0 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SL of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: G720
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 12’ SL of model, 8’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: R2006
    • Intensity: 50%
    • Angle/Type: 13 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 6’ SL of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: L021
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 13 degree elevation angle, 21 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 6’ SR of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: AP7400
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 37 degree elevation angle, 56 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 12’ SR of model, 8’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: 67/67
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 0 degree elevation, direct sidelight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SR of model
  • Backdrop:
  • Top: AP4300 50%, R69 80%,
  • Bottom: No color 75%, AP3900 50%

 

  1. Winter afternoon in Alaska

I chose this picture because I liked how you cans see the yellow light coming from the side and just dusting the picture while the blue and white are also there. They accent each other nicely and the colors make and way it I lit my model make me feel cold.

 

  • Light Used:
    • Gel: LHT132
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 27 degree elevation angle, Direct sidelight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SL of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: L101
    • Intensity: 80%
    • Angle/Type: 43 degree elevation angle, direct sidelight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SL of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: R07
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 35 degree elevation angle, direct back light
    • In relation to model: centered on model, 16’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: L285
    • Intensity: 60%
    • Angle/Type: 54 degree elevation angle, direct back light
    • In relation to model: centered on model, 8’ DS of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: L279
    • Intensity: 75%
    • Angle/Type: 43 degree elevation, direct sidelight
    • In relation to model: 12’ SR of model
  • Light Used:
    • Gel: L781
    • Intensity: 40%
    • Angle/Type: 17 degree elevation angle, 37 degree side angle
    • In relation to model: 12’ SR of model, 16’ DS of model
  • Backdrop:
    • Top: L159 80%, L767 10%
    • Bottom: 130 80%, L161 75%

Four Season Project

Fall Sunset in Hawaii

I chose this image and colors because the sunsets in the Pacific are absolutely amazing and the colors that dance across the sky are quite amazing.

Model:

*NC at 50%

43 degrees Elevation angle

17 ft above deck

Direct sidelight

12 ft SR of Model

16 ft throw

*AP7500 at Full

12 ft above deck

12 ft SR of model

Direct Sidelight

12 ft. throw distance

*R127 Full

0 degrees elevation

6 ft above deck

12 ft SR of model

Direct Sidelight

12 ft throw distance

Backdrop 

*top: R127 full, Red Full

*Bottom: L777 Full, AP7420 Full, Blue Full

 

Spring Sunrise on Long Island

These colors i see every morning when I drive to Hofstra from Queens. The colors are beautiful and i feel and an audience will really get the impression.

Model:

*R3316 at 50%

37 degrees elevation angle

56 degrees side angle

17 ft above the deck

12 ft SL of model

8 ft DS of model

18 ft throw distance

*R310 at 75%

43 degrees elevation angle

17 ft above the deck

12 ft SL of model

Direct Sidelight

16 ft throw distance

*NC at 50%

27 degrees elevation angle

12 ft above deck

12 ft SL of model

Direct Sidelight

13 ft throw

*R312 @ 25%

0 degrees elevation angle

6 ft above deck

12 ft SL of model

Direct Sidelight

12 ft throw distance

Backdrop 

*Top: blue @ 25%

*Bottom: R312 @ 50%

 

Noon on a Hot Summer day in New England

Hot summer days remind me of the rolling beaches of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. I felt that incorporating some of this harsh, yet comforting light will add more to the scene.

Model:

*AP2220 at Full

54 degree elevation angle

Direct Backlight

17 ft above deck

Center Stage and 8 ft DS of model

14 ft throw distance

*NC at Full

43 Degree elevation angle

17 ft above deck

12 ft SL of model

Direct Sidelight

16 ft throw distance

*NC at Full

37 degree angle

15 ft above deck

12 ft SR of model

Direct Sidelight

15 ft throw

Backdrop

*Top: AP2280 @ full

Bottom: AP2280 @ full

 

Winter Afternoon in Alaska

I liked the blue of the snow in the bottom picture and i tried to incorporate it into my lighting. Since winter is cold, I tried incorporating lots of blue and white light.

*NC Full

0 degree elevation angle

6 ft above deck

12 ft SR of model

Direct Sidelight

12 ft throw distance

*NC Full

0 degree elevation angle

6 ft above deck

12 ft SL of model

Direct Sidelight

12 ft throw distance

Backdrop

*Top: R70 @ 50%

*Bottom: NC @ 50%