Archive for March 28th, 2011

Four Seasons

Winter

Model

  • NC at 75%, 15ft centered, 8ft downstage, 54 degrees

  • AP 2310 at 50%, 8ft downstage, -37 degrees, direct back light

Backdrop

  • G520 at 75% from above
  • G363 at 50% from above
  • AP3300 at full from below

Right before it snows  the sky turns gray and white. It’s bright but dark at the same time. You just know its about to snow!

Carribean


Model

  • AP7500 at 50%, 17ft above, 12ft stage right, 8ft downstage, 37 degrees elevation, 56 degrees side angle
  • NC at full, 17ft above centered, 8ft downstage, 54 degrees

Backdrop

  • AP4270 at full from above
  • R72 at 50% from above
  • L217 at 50% from below
  • G 780 at 25% from below

A beautiful day in the Caribbean at noon is filled with clear blue skies. The sky reflecting off the water and shining with the sun.

Fall Sunset

Model

  • G350 at 50%, 12ft above and stage right, Direct side light, 27 degrees
  • AP7800 at 75%, 15 ft above, 12ft stage right, Direct side light 37 degrees
  • NC at full, 12 ft stage right, 0 degrees
  • AP6900 at 25%, 17ft above centered, 8ft downstage, 54 degrees, direct back light
  • L102 at 50%, 15ft above, 12ft stage left, direct side light, 37 degrees

Backdrop

  • AP7200 at 75% from above
  • AP6100 at 50% from below
  • AP 7500 at 50% from below

A sunset in Vermont is bright and fills the sky. The colors casts shadows all over the fields and plains.

Easter Sunrise

Model

  • G130 at full, 17ft  above, 12ft stage right, 8ft upstage, 37 degrees elevation, 56 degrees back angle
  • G860 at 50%, 17ft above centered, 8ft upstage, 54 degrees
  • NC at 75%, 6ft stage left below, 8ft downstage, -31 degrees elevation, 37 degrees side

Backdrop

  • AP3100 at 75% from above
  • AP4600 at 50% from above
  • Ap4900 at 50% from below

When I think of Sunrise in a church I think of the stained-colored glass windows and ceilings. The sun shining through and creating colors and shadows on the people. I also think of pastels because of Easter colors.

Beja Light Lab:

Fall Sunset, in Vermont:

Backdrop top: RED @ 10%, GRN @ 30%, BLUE @ FULL

Backdrop bottom: RED @ FULL, GRN @ 50%, BLUE @ 25%

-R38 @ 25%, 12’ above deck, 12’ SR, 16’ DS of model, 21’ throw, 17 degree elevation, 37 degree side light

-AP5850 @ FULL, 17’ above deck, 6’ SR, 8’ US of model, 15’ throw, 48 degree elevation, 37 degree back angle

-YEL @ FULL, 17’ above deck, 6’ SL, 8’ US of model, 15’ throw, 48 degree elevation, 37 degree back angle

-NC @ 25%, 12’ above deck, 12’ SL, 16’ DS of model, 21’ throw, 17 degree elevation, 37 degree side light

Here the backdrop is used to accentuate the fade from blue down to a orange and pink glow. It is made to appear that the light is shining from behind Lucy and Ray, from the sun in the uploaded image. The lighting for the models uses back lights and sidelights, making sure not to be above their heads yet, due to the “lighting source’s” location. Color choices were based upon the backdrop light choices, with similar colors of the suns orange.

 

Easter Sunrise, in a gothic cathedral:

Backdrop top: NC @ 90%, GRN @ FULL

Backdrop bottom: NC @ FULL

-R313 @ 50%, 17’ above deck, 12’ SR, Direct sidelight to model, 16’ throw, 43 degree elevation

-AP5700 @ 50%, 15’ above deck, 12’ SL, Direct sidelight to model, 15’ throw, 37 degree elevation

-40/27 @ FULL, 17’ above deck, 12’ SR, centered on model, 8’ upstage of model, 14’ throw, 54 degree elevation, direct back light

-L153 @ 50%, 17’ above deck, 3’ SL, 16’ DS of model, 20’ throw, 34 degree elevation, 11 degree side angle

For this one, my intentions were to create a general white wash of the cathedral backdrop, with tints of yellow close to the top to display the sun shining through. According to the backdrop there are window lights from the stained glass shining onto Lucy. I chose warm colors due to the sun aspect and stained glass colors.

 

Noon on a hot summer day, in the Caribbean:

Backdrop top: RED @ 10%, GRN @ 50%, BLUE @ FULL

Backdrop bottom: RED @ FULL, GRN @ FULL, BLUE @ FULL

-G980 @ 50%, 17’ above deck, 9’ SR, Direct sidelight to model, 14’ throw, 51 degree elevation

-G980 @ 50%, 17’ above deck, 9’ SL, Direct sidelight to model, 14’ throw, 51 degree elevation

-AP6100 @ FULL, 17’ above deck, Centered on model, Direct downlight on model, 11’ throw

-AP6100 @ 25%, 10’ above deck, 6’ SL, 16’ DS of model, 18’ throw, 13 degree elevation, 21 degree side angle

In this stage design, the backdrop fades from a harsh blue to a vibrant white. This emulates the noon sunlight coming from the sky above Ray. The model is being lit directly above himself with two additional lights on both sides of him. Another light is used SL to define some more of his side so we have more dimension. The colors used were whites with hints of yellow in them, and whites with hints of purple. These lights give the effect that ray is being lit from above him at noon.

 

Winter afternoon, just before the snow:

Backdrop top: RED @ 10%, GRN @ 25%, BLUE @ 50%

Backdrop bottom: RED @ FULL, GRN @ FULL, BLUE @ FULL

-G820 @ 75%, 15’ above deck, 12’ SR, Direct sidelight to model, 15’ throw, 37 degree elevation

-NC @ 50%, 15’ above deck, 12’ SL, Direct sidelight to model, 15’ throw, 37 degree elevation

-G885 @ 26%, 17’ above deck, 3’ SR, Direct sidelight to model, 11’ throw, 75 degree elevation

-G980 @ 50%, 17’ above deck, 3’ SL, Direct sidelight to model, 11’ throw, 75 degree elevation

This stage design captures the mist and dull shades before a snowstorm. The backdrop is lit from a dull blue to a plain white. Waltzing Ray and Lucy are lit with whites, dull blues, and a dull purple to give some dimension, but remain capturing the integrity if the setting.

Easter Sunrise in a Cathedral

Models lit :

1 NC@75%, 12 ft above deck, 12 feet stage left of models, 8 ft downstage, 16 foot throw, 23% elevation angle, 56 side angle

1 AP@75%,12 ft above deck, 12ft stage left, direct sidelight, 13ft throw, 27% elevation angle

1AP@Full, 17ft above, center light, 8ft downstage, 14ft throw, 54% elevation, direct back light

1Yel@75%, 12ft above, 12ft stage left, 8ft upstage, 16ft throw, 23 degree elevation, 56 degree back angle

1Ap1100@75%,12ft above, 12ftr

Backlight lit:

1NC@ Full, upstage

Noon on a summer day in the caribbean

Model lit:

1Yel@Full, 12 ft above deck, 12ft stage right, direct sidelight, 13ft throw, 27 degree elevation angle

1Red@50%, 17ft above deck, centered, 8ft downstage, 14ft throw, 54 degree elevation angle, direct backlight

1Green@Full, 12ft above, 12ft stage left, direct sidelight, 13ft throw, 27 degree elevation angle

Stage lit:

1Green@ Full downstage

1Red@Full downstage

1Green@Full downstage

 

Autumn

Model lit:

1AP7800@Full, 12ft above, 12ft stage right, 8ft upstage, 16ft throw, 23 degree elevation, 56 degree back angle

1yel@50%, 17ft above, centered, 8ft downstage, 14ft throw, 54 degree elevation, direct backlight

1red@full, 12ft above, 12ft stage left, 8ft throw,23 degree elevation, 56 degree back angle

stage lit:

1red@full, upstage

1green@full, upstage

1red f@full, downstage

BEFORE SNOW

Model lit:

1AP2330@25%, 12ft above, 12ft stage right, direct sidelight, 13ft throw, 27 degree elevation angle

1cyan@25%, 17ft above, 6ft stage right, direct sidelight, 13ft throw, 61 degree elevation

1AP2330@Full, 17ft above, centered, 8ft downstage, 14 ft throw, 54 degree elevation angle, direct backlight

1cyan@25%. 17ft above, 6ft stage left, direct sidelight, 13ft throw, 61 degree elevation

1AP2330@75%, 12ft above, 12ft stage left , direct sidelight, 13ft throw, 27 elevation angle

Stage lit:

1NC@full, upstage me

1NC@50%, downstage

Seasons VVL Assignment

Fall Sunset in Vermont

Back Drop:

Top: Gel AP1800 at  75%, Gel 7550 at 50%     Bottom: Gel AP 6800 at 50%, Gel Red at 25%     Image: Fall trees

Hung:

2 lights 60 degree, back of house bar, Gel AP6800 with texture template at 25%

1 light 0 degree, back of house bar, Gel AP7600 at 50%

1 light SR foot light, Gel AP1800 at 50%

1 light SL foot light, Gel AP6800 at 20%

This feels like a fall sunset in Vermont because of the intense reds and burnt orange, in a lot of my research of sunsets in Vermont specifically I kept coming across these intense reds and oranges and really wanted to incorporate that in this design. Also, the distribution of color on the model is really interesting and the use of the texture makes in look like she’s really standing amidst the tress with sun coming at her at an angle.

 

Easter Morning in Gothic Cathedral

Back Drop:

Top: NC at Full       Bottom: Yellow at 25%    Image: Cathedral Interior

Hung:

2 lights about 30 degree, US R and L, Gel L162 at 25%

2 lights about 30 degree, direct C top light R and L, Gel L102 at 40%

2 lights about 80 degree, back of house far R and L, Gel L162 at 25%

With this one I really wanted a lot of angles and shadows because especially in Gothic cathedrals the windows, which would be the main source of light, are really high up. In a production with this I would likely use a hazer to bring out the individual rays of light.

 

Caribbean on a hot summer day

Back drop:

Top: NC at Full     Bottom NC at 75%     Image: Beach chairs and Palm trees

Hung:

1 light 30 degree horizontal and vertical SR, Gel AP6100 with template at Full

1 light 45 degree, first bar in house SR, Gel AP 1050 at 40%

1 light o degree horizontal, first bar in house, Gel AP6100 at 40%

1 light 45 degree, bar in back of house SL, Gel 1050 at 50%

I decided to place my model partially under a palm tree because noon in the Caribbean is blindingly bright, so this location would give me more variety in the light. I feel like this represents a hot summer day in the Caribbean because it’s a bright, warm light like you would see at this time without much shadowing because it’s noonday.

 

Winter just before the snow falls

Back Drop:

Top: NC at Full in Grey scale    Bottom: NC at 10% in Grey scale     Image: Bare Trees

Hung:

2 lights center wing/ offstage side lights top bar,  Gel AP2330 with template at 75%

2 lights 30 degree horizontal and vertical DS bar, Gel G785 at 30%

1 light Center Center top light, Gel G390 at Full

1 light bar at back of house center, Gel AP2330 at 40%

The first thing that came to mind when reading this description was bare trees and grey storm clouds, that kind of overcast, I want to snow but I won’t sort of day. So I used a lot of grey and blue tones to create that dark , dreary and cold atmosphere.

 

Four Seasons Virtual Light Lab Project

Model Lit With:
G1590 at Full, front light approx, 45 deg
AP5800 at Full, full side light, approx 30 deg
YEL at Full, back light, approx 15 deg

Backdrop Lit With:
GRN at Full, down light
G335 at Full, up light
The lighting focuses on greens and oranges, which are the primary colors of fall. The colors are very deep because fall in Vermont is very romanticized as the perfect, most fall like fall. The model is lit from one side because the sun is setting.

Model Lit With:
Cyan, at Full, top front light, approx 70 deg
Yel, at Full, top front light, approx 110 deg

Backdrop Lit With:
NC at 75%, top light
Green at Full, top light
Cyan at 75%, bottom light

In order to capture the colors of spring, I wanted to make a light that, while cold looking, still captured the green promise of new growth that comes with spring.

Model Lit With:
L010 at Full, top front light, approx 90 deg
L105 at Full, top light, approx 90 deg
R41 at 75, top/side light, approx 70 deg

Backdrop Lit With:
L115 at Full, top light
G725 at Full, top light
AP6400 at Full, bottom light

I wanted to really make this image look hot, especially the model. That is why I focused on using the reds, yellows, and oranges. However, I also used green to bring out the feeling of summer and especially the Caribbean.

Model Lit With:
AP2330 at Full, bottom back light
G525 at Full, bottom front light

Backdrop Lit With:
L191 at 50%, top light
G845 at 50%, top light
AP4850 at 75%, top light
G1510 at Full, bottom light
AP1150 at Full, bottom

The main colors here are blues, with a lot of white and grey. The whites and greys are mean to evoke the way the world feels so cold and blank right before snow begins to small, and the blue is to keep the cold feeling of winter.

Four Seasons Light Lab

Caribbean Summer

1) AP4720 @ 61%, 17 ft above deck, 3ft SR, 16 ft DS, 20ft throw, 34 degree elevation angle, 11 degree side angle

2)AP6300 @ 41%, 17 ft above deck, 3ft SL, 16 ft DS, 20ft throw, 34 degree elevation angle, 11 degree side angle

3) AP7420 @ 60%, 10 ft above deck, center, 16ft DS, 16ft throw, 14 degree elevation angle, direct back light

4) AP1050 @ 66%, 17ft above deck, center, 8ft DS, 14ft throw, 54 degree elevation angle, direct back light

For the Caribbean sun I tried to create a realistic radiant light. If you’re in bright sunlight white is often very reflective and bright, and I also tried to bring a certain brightness to the photo. I used mostly lights overhead because it is noon. I also tried to incorporate some blue hues that are so present in places like the Caribbean.

Gothic Easter

Backdrop Top: G450 @ 50%, AP1450 @ 50%
Backdrop Bottom: G970 @50%, AP2330 @75%
1)G510 @ 60%, 17ft above deck, 12ft SL, 16ft DS, 23ft throw, 29 degree elevation, 37 degree side
2)G480 @ 75%, 17ft above deck, 12ft SL, 8ft DS, 18ft throw, 37 degree elevation, 56 degree side
3)AP4300 @ 50%, 12ft above deck, 12ft SL, 8ft upstage, 16ft throw, 23 degree elevation, 56 degree back
4)G450 @ 50%, 12ft above deck, 12ft SR, 8ft upstage, 16ft throw, 23 degree elevation, 56 degree back
5)AP3550 @ 75%, 6ft above deck, 12ft SL, direct sidelight, 12ft throw, 0 elevation angle
6) AP3100 @ 45%, 6ft above deck, 12ft SR, direct sidelight, 12ft throw, 0 elevation angle
My idea for this one was to have most of the light coming from behind the model. Subtle shades of purple, pink, and yellow enter the scene low on the horizon because it is sunrise. There is also some light from the front to illuminate the face. There is a pinkish/purplish tinge to the shadow on the SR side of the model. This color adds some interesting aspects to the shadows.

Autumnal Vermont

Backdrop top: Yellow @ 25%, red @70%, green @75%, Magenta @25%
Backdrop bottom: AP4500@ 25%, Red @ Full, G570 @20%, G460 @ 10%
1) R4330 @ 75%, 12ft above deck, 12ft SL, 8ft DS, 16ft throw, 23?elevation angle, 56? side angle
2) R3308 @ 40%, 12ft above deck, 12ft SR, 8ft DS, 16ft throw, 23?elevation angle, 56? side angle
3) R4590 @ 40%, 12ft above deck, 12ft SR, direct sidelight, 13ft throw, 27? elevation angle
4) R26 @ 25%, 1ft above deck, 12ft SR, 8ft DS, 15ft throw, -19?elevation angle, 56? side angle
5) R4590 @ 75%, 6ft above deck, 12ft SR, 8ft DS, 14ft throw, 0? elevation, 56? side angle, gobo
6) R4590 @ FL, 6ft above deck, 12ft SR, direct sidelight, 12ft throw, 0?elevation angle, gobo
I placed most of the lights SR of the model to make it look as if the light was coming from one direction. The lights are also not too high above the horizontal, similar to a sunset low on the horizon. I added gobos because I imagined there would be shadows from trees as the light passes through, much like my photo. Hues of yellow, orange, and red dominate the photo.
Before the Snow

Backdrop top: AP2040 @ 25%, AP1900 @ FL

Backdrop bottom: AP2200 @ 50%, AP2330 @ 75%

1) AP4650 @ FL, 12ft above deck, 12ft SL, direct sidelight, 13ft throw, 27 degree elevation angle

2)AP4650 @ 50%, 12ft above deck, 12ft SR, direct sidelight, 13ft throw, 27 degree elevation angle

3)AP2140 @ 25%, 10ft above deck, 6ft SL, 16ft DS, 18ft throw, 13 degree elevation, 21 degree side

4)AP4600 @ 25%, 10ft above deck, 6ft SR, 16ft DS, 18ft throw, 13 degree elevation, 21 degree side

5)AP2330 @ 75%, 10ft above deck, center, 16ft DS, 16ft throw, 14 degree elevation, direct back light

I tried to match the pictures tones of blue, gray, and purple (I made the backdrop a bit too dark). A blue-gray light that seems chilly comes over the model, similar to the mix of colors in the clouds. I tried to create a cool, natural light from above with some blue highlights on either side to accentuate the cold.

Virtual Light Lab

Fall Sunset in Vermont

Backdrop lit with:

  • NC at 25% from above
  • BLUE at 50% from above
  • NC at 75% from below

Model lit with:

  • R63 at 50%, 17 ft. above deck, 3 ft. SR of model, 16 ft. DS of model, 20 ft. throw, 34° elevation angle, 11° side angle
  • R22 at FULL, 17 ft. above deck, 6 ft SL of model, 8 ft. US of model, 15 ft. throw, 48° degree elevation angle, 37° back angle

I wanted to focus on the backlight quality during a sunset.  The specific picture that I used as a backdrop really shows highlights of blue and orange, so I felt that those were important colors to use in the look.  The deep orange light of the sun as it is setting is shown through partial side backlight on the figure.  In addition, the light blue light of the sky illuminates the front of the figure.

 

Easter Sunrise in a Gothic Cathedral


Backdrop lit with:

  • NC at 50% from above
  • NC at 25% from below

Model lit with:

  • L203 at 50%, 17 ft. above deck, 12 ft. SR of model, 8 ft. DS of model, 18 ft. throw, 37° elevation angle, 56° side angle
  • R3409 at 50%, 17 ft. above deck, 12 ft. SR of model, Direct sidelight to model, 16 ft. throw, 43° elevation angle,
  • L203 at 50%, 17 ft. above deck, 12 ft. SR of model, 8 ft. US of model, 18 ft. throw, 37° elevation angle, 56° back angle
  • L203 at 50%, 17 ft. above deck, 12 ft. SL of model, 8 ft. DS of model, 18 ft. throw, 37° elevation angle, 56° side angle
  • R3409 at 50%, 17 ft. above deck, 12 ft. SLof model, Direct sidelight to model, 16 ft. throw, 43° elevation angle
  • L203 at 50%, 17 ft. above deck, 12 ft. SL of model, 8 ft. US of model, 18 ft. throw, 37° elevation angle, 56° back angle
  • MAG at 25%, 15 ft. above deck, 12 ft. SR of model, 8 ft. DS of model, 17 ft. throw, 32° elevation angle, 56° side angle, textured
  • RED at 50%, 12 ft. above deck, 12 ft. SR of model, Direct sidelight to model, 13 ft. throw, 27° elevation angle, textured
  • BLUE at 50%, 15 ft. above deck, 12 ft. SL of model, Direct sidelight to model, 15 ft. throw, 37° elevation angle, textured
  • YEL at 50%, 12 ft. above deck, 12 ft. SL of model, 8 ft. US of model, 16 ft. throw, 23° elevation angle, 56° back angle, textured

I wanted to focus on the high windows on either side of the model.  These also featured stained glass windows.  To achieve this effect, I used color temperature adjustment filters (mainly to a blue tinted daylight, but one on each side with a more warm tone) and colors at various angles with texture to simulate the stained glass.

 

Noon on a hot Summer day in the Caribbean


Backdrop lit with:

  • NC at FULL from above
  • NC at FULL from below

Model lit with:

  • R4560 at FULL, 17 ft. above deck, 12 ft. SR of model, 8 ft. DS of model, 18 ft. throw, 37° elevation angle, 56° side angle
  • R4560 at FULL, 17 ft. above deck, 12 ft. SL of model, 8 ft. DS of model, 18 ft. throw, 37° elevation angle, 56° side angle
  • R4560 at 75%, 17 ft. above deck, 6 ft. SR of model, 8 ft. DS of model, 15 ft. throw, 48° elevation angle, 37° side angle
  • R4560 at 75%, 17 ft. above deck, 6 ft. SL of model, 8 ft. DS of model, 15 ft. throw, 48° elevation angle, 37° side angle
  • NC at 75%, 15 ft. above deck, 12 ft. SR of model, 8 ft. DS of model, 17 ft. throw, 32° elevation angle, 56° side angle
  • NC at 75%, 15 ft. above deck, 12 ft. SL of model, 8 ft. DS of model, 17 ft. throw, 32° elevation angle, 56° side angle

In this look, I wanted to examine the front light nature of sunlight.  Sunlight on a beach has a specific yellow tone to it, but I wanted to add a bit of light with no color to fill out the face a bit more.  The yellow provides a good idea of what the sun is doing to the model, but the white light is similar to the light that would be bounced off of the sand.

 

Winter afternoon just before the snow


Backdrop lit with:

  • NC at 75% from above
  • CYAN at 20% from above
  • NC at 75% from below
  • BLUE at 20% from below

Model lit with:

  • G872 at 75%, 17 ft. above deck, 6 ft. SR of model, 8 ft. DS of model, 15 ft. throw, 48° elevation angle, 37° side angle
  • G872 at 75%, 17 ft. above deck, 6 ft. SL of model, 8 ft. DS of model, 15 ft. throw, 48° elevation angle, 37° side angle
  • NC at 30%, 17 ft. above deck, Centered on model, 8 ft. DS of model, 14 ft. throw, 54° elevation angle, direct backlight
  • NC at 50%, 17 ft. above deck, Centered on model, 8 ft. US of model, 14 ft. throw, 54° elevation angle, direct backlight

There is a cool gray-blue tint to the light right before it snows.  I chose to put a blue-gray color temperature filter on the front lights.  The direct front and direct backlights have no gel in them in order to fill out the face with light that bounces off of the snow already on the ground.

Seasons LightLab

The backdrop is a Red lighting (AP7750) from the top and Orange lighting (G388) from the bottom.

The lighting on the person is two white lights at 20% on opposing 45 degree angles. As well as front purple lighting (AP3600) at 50%, top pink lighting (Ap8320) at 75%, and slight back orange lighting (AP7200) at full.

I felt that this lighting represented a fall sunset in vermont because the lighting in that area gives of a very purple feel especially as it gets darker. That why I focused on that color. I made it more torwards the end of the sunset when its almost night time.

The backdrop is two blue lights (AP3800) at full from the top and one gray light (Ap2330) at full from the bottom.

The lighting on the person is two yellow lights (AP6700) from the side at 75% one towards the front and one towards the back. As well a pink light (AP7670) from the side middle, a side front pink light (AP7670) at 50% and a side front white light at 10%, and a blue light (AP4600) from the bottom side.

I felt this lighting represented a sunrise in the spring in a cathedral because of the softness of the light. The light is almost entirely coming from one angle with a little coming from the other side which gives the effect of the lighting reflecting off the gray bluish stone in a cathedral.

 The backdrop is two blue lights (AP4850) from the top at full and two orange lights (AP7400) from the bottom at full.

The lighting on the person is one white light from the front at 50%, one red-orange light (AP7800) from the top front at 75%, a orange light (AP6900) from the top at 75%, and a yellow light (AP6200) from the top back.

I felt this lighting represented a noon day in the Caribbean because of the warmth of the lighting. The colors a very warm and mix well to create this glowing radiance around the model.

The backdrop is a one blue light (AP4830) at full from the top and one dark blue light (AP4150) from the bottom.

The lighting on the person is one white light from the front side at 20%, and three varying light blue lights one (AP4750) at full from the front side, one (AP4680) from the middle side at 75%, and one (AP4830) from the back side at 75%.

I felt this lighting represented a winters afternoon because of the icy feel to it. There is a certain crispy almost too white feeling to the light in the middle of the winter and I felt that this captured it.